Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bibra Lake Western Australia
Re: Paint and fabric protection?
Well I've always done my own fabric protection with several cans of Scotchguard and it does seem to work and last. It's also easy and cheap to DIY in this regard.
I have a 1980 LC Lancer with around 300,000 km on it as well and I have had that car from new and I am glad I gave it the scotchguard treatment - the fabric is as new (pity the paint job isn't). I've had a few cars Minged and otherwise paint treated and I doubt in the longer run I was really got value for money; it can't stop what the sun, gravel, birds and other drivers do to your car.
I guess in terms of pre-sales treatment if you intend keeping a car for years antirust treatment if done well is a good investment (even DIY with odourless fish oil and that tar like underbody sealer - a cheap but messy, time consuming and yukky DIY job). I did the LC Lancer and there is still no rust. The NC I have was treated by the previous owner and although it lived in a salt mud effected area up north before coming to me and has some very minor rust (doors and underbody) the treatment did seem to stop the rust spreading.
Last edited by Aussiblue; 12-30-03 at 05:36 AM.