Register Login
Mr FIAT - Your #1 source for vintage car parts
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-04-2019   #1
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 32
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Worth it or not?

Fiat dealer offered a antirust treatment for the bottom of the car a inside and outside wash (doesn't need it anyway)and a full exterior polish with some kind of guard against sun and rain for eu 190 is that worth it or too costly?
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

nobrakes is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 02-04-2019   #2
Yellow is the way to go!
 
Wee Smurf's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Belfast
Posts: 3,691
Thanks: 132
Trader Rating: 0
Wee Smurf has donated!
Tritryst Champion, Retro Pairs 3 Champion, Retro Pairs Champion, Retro Pairs 2 Champion
United Kingdom 
Re: Worth it or not?

Depends on how well you think they'll do it.
Likes The Panda Nut liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Wee Smurf is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 02-04-2019   #3
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 14,434
Thanks: 704
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Worth it or not?

Will the car make the costs back when you sell it?
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

DaveMcT is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 02-04-2019   #4
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 32
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Worth it or not?

Quote Originally Posted by DaveMcT View Post
Will the car make the costs back when you sell it?
I am asking if price is good for what they offer
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

nobrakes is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 02-04-2019   #5
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 14,434
Thanks: 704
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Worth it or not?

Quote Originally Posted by nobrakes View Post
I am asking if price is good for what they offer
Anything applied to new paint will be more effective than anything applied later. But are they saying the standard paint is not up to the task?

I personally think its another way to get money from you and if it's added to the cost of a new car you'll potentially pay more tax on it.

Anti abrasion film around door edges, door handles and bonnet bumpers etc is a good idea but done properly wont be low cost.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3M-Paint-Protection-Film-8591-12cm-x-100cm-Rockfall-Motorcycle-Bike/283236677848?epid=18025332243&hash=item41f238b8d8: g:B88AAOSw9nJcbVVB
Likes The Panda Nut, nobrakes liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

DaveMcT is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 02-04-2019   #6
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 32
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Worth it or not?

Well that's what i was thinking more money from me .The Panda is only 2 months old from new and I always keep it in the garage at night and i already applied ceramic polish spray protection on it myself so the only benefit i get will be the antirust treatment for underneath of the car.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

nobrakes is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 02-04-2019   #7
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Beccles, Suffolk
Posts: 2,356
Thanks: 197
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Worth it or not?

Probably better value (and better quality of work) to get the antirust treatment done by a specialist, rather than a Fiat 'technician' with spray wand and some wax solution.
Likes Pugglt Auld Jock, nobrakes liked this post
__________________
Barchetta LE (no 2468), 1998, Silver with Red Hood and Red Leather Interior, Hardtop, Wind-stop, Novitec SS Exhaust
Panda Cross Twinair, 15 Reg, in glorious Yellow , replacing a much-loved yellow DS3 DSport THP
gar074 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 02-04-2019   #8
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North Herts
Posts: 2,123
Thanks: 291
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Worth it or not?

The Panda (like most cars these days) is fully galvanised at the factory, so should need no further rust treatment of any sort. The 'paint treatment' is often a 'posh wax' that will wear away... Personally I wouldn't bother.
Best way to prevent anything under the car rusting (suspension parts etc) is to hose accumulated mud etc away from under the wheelarches etc, especially in winter when it contains salt, and to be sure the drain slots under the springs and in the subframe are clear. That will cost you nothing but prolong the car much better than wax (which tends to block up those crucial drain holes)
Likes nobrakes liked this post
__________________
2018 Panda 4x4 MJ :: North Herts :: Remember, if you find a post helpful, press the smiley face 'thanks' button below
Herts Hillhopper is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 02-04-2019   #9
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 32
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Worth it or not?

Quote Originally Posted by Herts Hillhopper View Post
The Panda (like most cars these days) is fully galvanised at the factory, so should need no further rust treatment of any sort. The 'paint treatment' is often a 'posh wax' that will wear away... Personally I wouldn't bother.
Best way to prevent anything under the car rusting (suspension parts etc) is to hose accumulated mud etc away from under the wheelarches etc, especially in winter when it contains salt, and to be sure the drain slots under the springs and in the subframe are clear. That will cost you nothing but prolong the car much better than wax (which tends to block up those crucial drain holes)
Thanks i take your advice .
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

nobrakes is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 02-04-2019   #10
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 14,434
Thanks: 704
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Worth it or not?

The back subframe is noted for rust (on all models). Treat it with chain saw oil thinned with white spirit. The stuff soaks in very well and polymerises so wipe it off visible paint ASAP. The OEM paint is nothing special especially at the cut edges so it will need retreatments.

Use the same stuff on anything that's made from black painted steel or aluminium.

Brake pipes eventually corrode just enough under the plastic coating to seize the flare nuts. Some thick copper grease or silicone grease applied around the flare nut to pipe will reduce the problem. However, this is only an issue on >10 years old cars so I'm not trying to say the pipes are badly made.
Likes jrkitching, nobrakes liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

DaveMcT is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 02-04-2019   #11
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Edinburgh Scotland
Posts: 1,612
Thanks: 158
Trader Rating: 0
Pugglt Auld Jock has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Worth it or not?

Quote Originally Posted by nobrakes View Post
Fiat dealer offered a antirust treatment for the bottom of the car a inside and outside wash (doesn't need it anyway)and a full exterior polish with some kind of guard against sun and rain for eu 190 is that worth it or too costly?
Hi nobrakes. If you want to do antirust treatments then a specialist who does it all the time and is experienced is the way to go.

During my short time as a car salesman I quickly learned you could substantially boost your salary by "upselling" as many of these "add ons" as possible. Rustproofing (which I would argue is an impossibility. You may slow it down but in the end it will rust!) Super dooper paint protection (In my time anything with "Polymer" in the name sold well) Upholstery guard, fitted carpets (always sold well) - They seemed to keep on inventing new ways for me to take money off people. - I sold cars for about 5 years and, although I made a good enough living from it, I never really enjoyed it and missed "the crack". So I went back to the workshops.
Likes Herts Hillhopper liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Pugglt Auld Jock is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 02-04-2019   #12
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: East
Posts: 1,421
Thanks: 59
Trader Rating: 1
The Panda Nut has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Worth it or not?

Well at least it sounds within reason for the labour and materials. Material however vary widely in quality and effectiveness so combined with Wee Smurfs point above, it does depend. The work underside is difficult without a ramp.
Likes Pugglt Auld Jock, nobrakes liked this post
__________________
Noop now known as Nooplebe (i.e. in the way wherever he goes) 🐼

Last edited by The Panda Nut; 02-04-2019 at 23:15.
The Panda Nut is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 02-04-2019   #13
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: East
Posts: 1,421
Thanks: 59
Trader Rating: 1
The Panda Nut has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Worth it or not?

Quote Originally Posted by nobrakes View Post
Well that's what i was thinking more money from me .The Panda is only 2 months old from new and I always keep it in the garage at night and i already applied ceramic polish spray protection on it myself so the only benefit i get will be the antirust treatment for underneath of the car.
3 cans of Dinitrol will do as much good as anything else I know of and the cost is about 15-20 Euro a can.
Likes nobrakes liked this post
__________________
Noop now known as Nooplebe (i.e. in the way wherever he goes) 🐼
The Panda Nut is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 02-04-2019   #14
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 32
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Worth it or not?

Well I think i better add some money and change the alloy wheels
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

nobrakes is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump