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RUST Check / Now Krown ?

Discussion in 'Garage' started by Rado, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. Rado

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    I know you all in Canada have been using Rust Free for years !We are starting to get dealers here in the states! I have one next town over ! They are $200.00 US for my Quad Cab !How does tat sound to you Gals and guys ?
    How do you like it ?
    Do you think it is worth it ?

    Thanks
     
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    Sounds expensive. I just had my truck Krown coated for $135.00 Canadian.

    I have also never heard of Rust Free do you mean Corrosion Free?
     
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    https://www.howtosavemoney.ca/which-rust-proofing-service-is-best

    Here is an article comparing Rust Check, Krown and Corrosion Free.

    I have no idea who the writer is so take it for what it is worth.

    IMO any "oil like" rust inhibitor is better than using nothing and hoping your ride doesn't rust.

    I use Krown because it has good reviews and there is a dealer close to my wife's work.

    The price you are paying does seem very high since your dollar is worth so much more than ours.

    I would ask if trucks start at $149.95 Canadian (on your link) why yours is $200 US ($264.31 Canadian at todays exchange rate).
     
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    Thanks for the reply !
    I did see the pricing in Canada was cheaper ! But some things here do run high :O Fluid Film average is 150$ US. Just like Rust Check in Canada :O I do like the fact that Rust Check does spray light areas and door panels .
    I may still suck it up and pay the 200$ as there are no other Rust Check Dealers near me :(
    Thanks for that link
     
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    It's $149.95 + tax to have a 4dr pickup Krowned in the Buffalo NY area, so basically I'm looking at $163 for a flimsy Krown job. I had my truck done last September and it seemed like a real weak job. Zero evidence of the stuff under the truck within a month or two, although I did see some oil staining under the doors, etc for a good 6-8 months. Not sure if I want to go back or buy a fluid film or woolwax kit for less money and do it myself.

    I don't have any RustChecks in my area, but we do have a Corrosion Free. I was tempted to call, but heard it's like $300.
     
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    We get our vehicles Krowned every two years. They recco every year but I bought a case of the Krown spray cans for like $50 and just spot treat areas where the salt/sand/etc. wear it away. I bought the case 3 years ago and I just finished the first can prepping this year. Haven't had any issues and folks that buy our cars seem to really appreciate it, especially when they see the hole plugs from Krown shooting in all the body panels etc. After the second treatment a good thick coating builds up which really stands up to the crap they throw down on the roads around here (Poconos) during winter.
     
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    I just found out the shop across from where I work my PT job does Crown Rust Proofing ! For $149.00 . I can drop it off in the morning and cross the street to go to work :) SO I will give it a shot ! Will see if I like the results :)
     
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    Just found the Shop across the street from where I work does Crown. Will see if I get the same negative results as you did ! Your poor results may have been from a bad installer ! I will post up when my RAM gets done and inspect it once a month to see :)
     
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    Thanks for the replies
     

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