I made the mistake of buying a NC MX5 from Prestige Vehicle Consultants near Stansted without checking the underneath. Although the rest of the car is in very good condition for a 12 year old car, the underneath looks like something dragged out of the sea! I did check the engine bay, which is in amazing condition and so it the bodywork. So I stupidly trusted that the whole car was the same.
Recently i took the car to be checked underneath and was asked if the car had spent a lot of time near the sea…. They had to replace the rear anti-roll bar links immediately because of the rust, a front suspension spring was broken and a brake calliper was seized.
All this has been sorted but i need to get the rust seen to. The garage recommended I get it coated with wax oil or something similar, but before that i should get it steam cleaned at a place near Pitsea.
Does anyone have any other recommendations?