[concours] Undercoating

I’ve been hearing about an undercoating that has the same properties as the
black stuff but which is clear (available in spray cans). To date, I’m
unable to find it, anyone heard of it or have a source?

Thanks!

Bob Hotaling
69 OTS

At 10:42 AM 10/6/99 -0400, Bob wrote:

I’ve been hearing about an undercoating that has the same properties as the
black stuff but which is clear (available in spray cans). To date, I’m
unable to find it, anyone heard of it or have a source?
Bob, try NAPA or check with the local body and paint shop to find the local
automotive paint supplier. I have seen two different yet very similar
products, one called an undercoat and the other is used over the exterior
paint along rocker panels as a stone guard.

R. Greg Lovingfoss
Maryland
64’ SI FHC - driver and reluctantly for sale
64’ SI OTS - work-in-progress (might be for sale if you like a challange)

Bob wrote: I’ve been hearing about an undercoating that has the same
properties as the
black stuff but which is clear (available in spray cans). To date, I’m
unable to find it, anyone heard of it or have a source?++++++++++++
Bob: I just bought some stuff to do the portion of the floor pans you can
see from the side of a 2+2. It is a rocker panel coating in a spray can.
Leaves that pebbly finish you see on the lower portion of many new cars. It
is not an undercoating so much as a protecterant coating. Tough stuff that
resists rock and gravel damage. I forget the manufacturer of the product
(3M?) but I bought it at an auto paint and body supply store. Expensive,
about $17 a can. It comes in clear or grey. I bought clear and tried a
trial spray on a piece of scrap. It is truly clear.

Hope this is what you are looking for.

Regards, John Walker
69 2+2

Are you speaking of RUSTCHECK? it is a reddish, thin oily rust inhibitor
that WORKS. It gets into every crevice, nook, cranny, and displaces
moisture. They also make a greenish, thicker inhibitor meant for the
underside of the car. Made in Canada. The thick black undercoat does nothing
but trap moisture as it dries.
Gregory----- Original Message -----
From: EJag69@aol.com
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Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 7:42 AM
Subject: [concours] Undercoating

I’ve been hearing about an undercoating that has the same properties as
the
black stuff but which is clear (available in spray cans). To date, I’m
unable to find it, anyone heard of it or have a source?

Thanks!

Bob Hotaling
69 OTS

In a message dated 10/6/99 12:58:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
MGB@UVVM.UVIC.CA writes:

<< They also make a greenish, thicker inhibitor meant for the
underside of the car. Made in Canada. The thick black undercoat does nothing
but trap moisture as it dries. >>

  • Gregory,

Thanks for the information. No, I was actually looking for some clear
material that could be applied and yet still allow observation of the coated
areas to check for rust, see the parts, etc. I’m getting ready for my
“trailer” car to become a “driver.” I did not apply any material during the
restoration and it will require a good coating before being driven. John
Walker’s idea seems to be what I’m after. Anyone see any problems with
that? It’s a Florida car…no salt…obviously anticipate some wet
conditions. Am I being too optimistic?

Thanks!

Bob Hotaling
69 OTS

Bob: I have not seen the other suggestion; Rustcheck is so thin that it is
transparent. It is the best thing I have ever found. The company claims not
to have had even one rust claim, and I was put onto this by a very good body
shop. The stuff is available at franchise applicators, but also in spray
cans at Canadian Tire outlets. I have used it on my 3 XJ cars; as I said, it
works.----- Original Message -----
From: EJag69@aol.com
To: concours@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: [concours] Undercoating

In a message dated 10/6/99 12:58:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
@Gregory_Andrachuk writes:

<< They also make a greenish, thicker inhibitor meant for the
underside of the car. Made in Canada. The thick black undercoat does
nothing
but trap moisture as it dries. >>

  • Gregory,

Thanks for the information. No, I was actually looking for some clear
material that could be applied and yet still allow observation of the
coated
areas to check for rust, see the parts, etc. I’m getting ready for my
“trailer” car to become a “driver.” I did not apply any material during
the
restoration and it will require a good coating before being driven. John
Walker’s idea seems to be what I’m after. Anyone see any problems with
that? It’s a Florida car…no salt…obviously anticipate some wet
conditions. Am I being too optimistic?

Thanks!

Bob Hotaling
69 OTS