- My model of MX-5 is: __NC 2.0 Sport
- I’m based near: __Sheffield
- I’m looking for technical help or recommendations on: __Rustproofing/undersealing
So I’m awaiting the final outcome of the MX-5 City undersealing thread with interest, but I think that whatever the outcome at this point, I won’t be going to them.
I’ve had a first close look under the body of my 2009 NC, and it’s looking pretty clean, and no surprises after the limited inspection I was able to do before I bought it (except for a slightly oily diff - probably more on that later in another thread).
I definitely want to treat/underseal the car to avoid future problems, but have a few questions for you kind folks to help me decide which way to go (or where to go).
If I decide to pay to get it done, and MX-5 City is out of the equation, where else would you recommend not too far from Sheffield?
If I’m right that there’s no more than surface rust, should it still be treated before undersealing, or just wire-brushed off?
If I decide to do it myself, are there any recommended instructional videos? (I’ve seen the very helpful thread on mazdamenders.net, but ideally would like something a bit more detailed/idiot-proof)
I’ve found something online about why you shouldn’t use rust converters here. saying that oil and grease will stop the rust preventer working. He does work mainly with Land Rovers etc, so perhaps less of a problem on an oil-tight(ish) Japanese car, but I’m curious whether this is just one guy’s bugbear, or a more widely recognised problem.
Thanks in advance for any and all help.