Rust proofing

I live in an area where roads are salted in the winter. Is rust proofing a good idea on a 2008 Elantra?
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---MIKE--- wrote:

I'd recommend moving to Fla, but seems everyone is a target of a crime or murder there anymore. Ahh, so that's why my wife wants ME to move there.
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I live in an area where roads are salted in the winter. Is rust proofing a good idea on a 2008 Elantra?
---MIKE---
Remember Rust Jones? Rustproofing done wrong can cause more problems that it prevents. Care are made pretty well today with galvanized steel and good paint, but I don't have specifics on the Elantra. The warranty is pretty good though 7 YEAR / UNLIMITED MILES ANTI-PERFORATION WARRANTY Covers rust-related corrosion of body sheet metal.
Covers 7 years unlimited miles starting with 2005 Model Year (previously 5 year/100,00 Miles for 2004 and prior model years).
Covers perforation (rust hole through the body panel from inside to outside) corrosion of original Hyundai body sheet metal due to defects in material or factory workmanship, under normal use and maintenance.
Excludes surface corrosion
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On Thu, 6 Aug 2009 12:51:50 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (---MIKE---) wrote:

Rust proofing isn't really needed anymore. One of the first steps in painting a car now is to electrocoat it by dipping the chassis in an electrically charged solution that completely covers the metal. I'm just about due south of you at 42 30 and I don't know anyone that gets rustproofing. Heck, I thought all those companies were long gone.
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Pretty sure it would invalidate the manufactures rust warranty.

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I'm not aware of any manufacturer's rust through warranty that would be invalidated by rust proofing. It's something of a waste these days, but that's a different matter.
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When they did the old methods, didn't the drill some holes to spray in the coating? That could be a reason to deny a claim.
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Like I said though, I have not heard of any manufacturer denying any claims for rust through if a car had been rust proofed.
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Mike Marlow wrote:

Yah, but I'm sayin', that TruCoat, you don't get it and you get oxidation problems. It'll cost you a heck of lot more'n five hunnert. ;-)
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