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Old December 11th, 2004, 01:34 PM
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Waxoyl

Anyone know of local vendors who sell Waxoyl?


BTW: found this posting on a Miata site re how to make your own Waxoyl:


> >I spray the underside of my cars with a solution of wax and mineral
> >spirits dosed with mineral oil. The mineral spirits evaporate and leave
> >a waxy coating that works to seal up all minor rust spots.
>
> Please, tell us more about this mixture. Sounds great!

It's pretty simple, really. Take a pound or so of parafin wax and grind
it up with a cheese grater. Soak it in a half gallon of mineral spirits
until all of the wax is dissolved. This might require allowing it to
sit in a closed container for a couple of weeks. Stirring will cause
most of the wax to dissolve, but soaking should take care of the rest.
Generally try to dissolve as much wax as the mineral spirits will hold.

After that, dump in a couple of pints of mineral oil ( less of a smell )
or non-detergent motor oil.

If the mixture is thick, thin it further with more mineral spirits until
it is of a sprayable consistency.

Buy one of those cheap engine sprayers at the local auto or tool store
that carrys air tools. It is a metal wand with an air fitting, a spray
button and a rubber tube to dip in whatever you are spraying. Rent or
borrow an air compressor.

Safely elevate your car so that you can get at the underside. Spray the
solution onto, and into every crevice, crack, hole, and surface you can
get to. Then let the excess drip off. The beauty of it is that the stuff
will soak into any rust spots. The rust seems to hold it like a sponge.
It will also bleed into the smallest cracks and folds of the body and
protect there, too.

All you need to do is repeat this every year, and rusting should be
greatly reduced.
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Old December 12th, 2004, 12:19 PM
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Seems like a lot of fuss when you can buy the stuff either clear or black in cans ready to apply
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Old December 12th, 2004, 11:40 PM
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http://catalog.roversnorth.com/catal....taf?id=waxoyl

Not local to Georgia, but at least here in the U.S.

At first I was skeptical but I've used it on all my Rovers for the past few years and it works well.
The clear is for inside the frame, doors, hood, ect. When you spray inside the frame, it comes out in a mist, and the Waxoyl pushes out the water that is collected in rails. It literally pours water out the drains in the frame. The black is used for the exposed components like the exterior frame, rocker panels, and under carriage. I gently grinded all my problem areas before application and haven't had any issues with rust since. It does need to be applied every year or so, but it's cheap insurance against the rust issues with these trucks.
It sounds like snake oil, but for me it worked.
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Old December 13th, 2004, 10:18 AM
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Thanks Mike,

Yes that where I ordered from as well.

The inner panel of one of my doors had been completely coated inside. The other had not and had rusted inside. That being said, since I replaced the door I will be using the stuff on all the inner panels before closing them up.

Thanks for the heads up on the black, didnt know. I added to my order in process as I think it will be added protection to the areas underneath that I already sanded/brushed/painted.

Cheers!
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Old December 13th, 2004, 01:37 PM
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Rust in Atlanta???
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Old December 13th, 2004, 02:50 PM
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Old December 13th, 2004, 03:09 PM
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Yep, it's good stuff.
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