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While waiting for My 2010 Escape to be built, I've been left with the option to have the Rust/Sound proofing sprayed on the underside of the car at the dealership when it arrives. Is it worth it? There's also an Electronic, enviro-friendly version of the rustproofing that is apparently transferrable when you decide to trade your car in. Cost is $699.00 Canadian for either. Can prob get it for $499.00 according to Finance Manager. Just not sure on my plan of action. Cheers. :whistle:
 

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The Electronic version is snake oil - avoid.

Dealer applied rust proofing? I'd avoid. Although at $499 it is 5 years worth of rust check, but I've seen this stuff applied. Let's just say it doesn't always get to every corner. And the sound deadening is neglibible at best.

Find a good local rust check or Krown guy and develop a rapport with him.

Then again, I've really never seen a rusty Escape/Tribute on the road, so not really sure if even Rust Check is needed, but I am a believer having driven 1980s Hondas and seen what salt can do to a car :shock:
 

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The dealer wanted $549 to rust proof my escape when i bought it. The local ziebart is where the dealer sends the vehicles to have this done. So, i called ziebart and asked how much it was for the rust proof package. They only charge $349 for the service.
 

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I had truck bedliner sprayed into the trunk and trunk lid of my '63 Buick. After that I put down Dynamat throughout the entire vehicle. I knew the guy that did the bedliner, and he charged me $100 (USD). But I had to do all the prep work. Next summer I plan on taking out all the interior (Dynamat and all) including the door panels, windows, etc. and have the bedliner sprayed into it. It will add probably another 100 lbs. or so onto the vehicle, but I doubt if I'll have any problems with road noise, or rust. Next up will be disc brakes all the way around.
 

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My escape has a rustproof undercoating.
This is because i will be, keeping the car for a long time.
 

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I'm planning on keeping the car for 4-5 years then trading it in. I just want to avoid any rust issues that may depreciate the value of the car more than it already will be. If I can prevent it, then that's what I want to do. Lots of salt on the roads during our Canadian winters. The trailer hitch on my 2007 Escape has rust in several places. It's a Lease so I'm not too worried about it but now I'm going to own my 2010. Just wondering if the Rust package will be effective. Cheers. :kneel:

Bill.
 
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