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Rustproofing

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by CrazyJoe, May 19, 2016.

  1. CrazyJoe

    CrazyJoe Member

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    Did you think it's a good idea to rustproof Tesla car ?
    Some cities in Canada put enough melting ice on winter road to make more hole in a car than a swiss cheese !!!
     
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  2. eye.surgeon

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    It's aluminum. Technically it can corrode or oxidize (highly unlikely given the body in white is entirely immersed in a protective chemical bath before paint) if the raw metal is exposed, but it will never rust in the conventional sense. Certain components can rust like the rotors for example but not the body or frame. So don't worry about it, it's not a 1970s Fiat it won't rust.
     
  3. animorph

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    I'd keep an eye on the steel suspension components in particular. Probably some value there in rust/corrosion prevention. I think another thread was complaining that the steel part was cupped on top and held water and salt pretty well.

    Suspension Problem on Model S
     
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