Minor Surface Contaminants, mud, small amounts of surface corrosion. All mud, salt, road film and surface rust will be removed and treated before any rustproofing can begin.
Stage 1 treatment is included with all rust prevention services. This is further detailed in our treatment guide below.
Understanding the degrees of corrosion / contaminantsBefore planning a rustproofing treatment, it's important to understand the different levels of corrosion that could be evident on a vehicle. The older the vehicle, the more likely it is that there is more rust than you think. Naturally there is a price impact depending on the state of the vehicle. Below is a guide to the levels of corrosion and the preparation required.
1. Initial Inspection
The FREE Inspection is done before we begin any rust proofing job. You can wait while we do this so we can give you a best effort estimate. Until preparation starts there is always a risk of hidden damage.
2. First Stage Cleaning
Lift vehicle, remove wheels, remove all undertrays & plastic trims to expose underside properly. Hosing of underside to remove loose dirt & grime. This DOES NOT involve a pressure washer, simply low pressure water to remove the surface contaminates
3. Second Stage Cleaning
The deeper degrease process. Application of Degreaser Agent & Salt Removal Agent to deep clean & heat applied quick drying
4. Stage 1 Initial Steam Cleaning
We steam the underside of the vehicle to remove any of the agents from step 3 and also any mud etc
5. Stage 1 Treatment
We remove any minor surface rust which might be sitting on untreated parts underneath the car. This is done by hand using a wire brush
6. Condition Assessment
Full inspection of condition & assessment of any damage or corrosion. Gentle testing of areas where corrosion is evident for any weakness of structure or hidden holes
7. Stage 2, 3 and 4 Treatments
If the vehicle requires treatment for stage 2, 3 and 4 corrosion, this is the stage we perform this.
Depending on the condition of the vehicle and the level of corrosion this can take days or even weeks. The finish and repair type is fully agreed with you before work is undertaken.
For example on a camper van you might opt to have rust holes underneath the vehicle plated, yet on a show, classic or performance car you might opt to have a factory standard finish. We could replace or repair damaged panels including cutting out affected material and replacing with new. Lead loading could also be applied to ensure a rust free repair and a greater ability of detailing in intricate areas.
8. Underside Masking
Masking of exhaust, transmission and at-risk areas for overspray. We will give you the option of whether you want us to paint the lower parts of the suspension shocks (they may be very corroded).
9. Bodywork Protection
Put on protection sheets to mask bodywork panels and prevent any overspray on vehicle paintwork
10. Rust Conversion Treatment
Application of Anti Corrosion rust converter to affected areas. I.e. areas where rust has been removed during the earlier processes
Before the vehicle is returned to you it undergoes a thorough quality control process before sign off for release by a workshop supervisor.
This includes checking the process is completed to our exacting standards, ensuring all trims have been reinstalled correctly, checking wheel bolt torque settings and of course a wash & wax so that it's all shiny to come home.
Chlorx Salt Remover
Heavy Duty Degreaser
Raptor Protective Coatings
PricingThe important matter of effect on your wallet!
Please be aware the prices shown are for all Stage 1 rust.
If your vehicle is old, or has been subject to winters with salt or has holes that need welding or repairs then
the prices will clearly differ as before the rust prevention treatment can be applied the rust first needs to be eliminated.
Natrually the 3 day timescale is for a stage 1 vehicle.
Frequently Asked QuestionsWe've tried to answer the most common questions. If you need further assistance then please ask our staff by giving us a call.
WarrantyWe provide a full warranty that subject to the yearly underside servicing, that the rustproofing will last for 5 years. With the annual service we will keep your vehicles underside rust free for 5 years. Each year we can check and reapply our rust treatment (usually the cavities need topping up) to keep your vehicle free from rust for up to 5 years.
After 5 years we may need to reapply the main treatment.
Why Choose Us:When it comes to Rust Protection or Corrosion Treatments for your vehicle nobody in South Wales offers a better quality or service than Lupa RustProofing. Keep in mind that spraying a can of waxoyl over the top of surface rust is not a rustproofing treatment. This is what most garages offer to try and mask any corrosion rather than treat it.
We keep it real with our pricing structure. No hidden costs or nasty surprises.
Years of experience mean we've perfected the process. Efficient & Effective.
No obligation estimates. FREE initial assessment for accurate pricing.
Our rustproofing comes with a full 5 year warranty. No quibble guarantee.
Standards of RepairEvery rust prevention job we perform is always completed to a high standard
Where rust treatment is also needed at either stage 2, 3 or 4 levels we will perform the repairs needed to a standard agreed with you in advance. We can produce factory like finishes or apply patches after cutting our rust infected areas. The choice is yours.
To give you an idea of the quality and finish of our work we have created a small gallery.
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