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Old 21 Aug 2004, 09:30 pm
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Default Quick Question about Newer Acura/Honda

For those who have been following-up on my (own internal) debate
about rustproofing my new 2004 Acura RSX, I have a quick
question:

Are newer models (say, since 2002) of Honda and Acura better,
worst or equal to other manufacturers when it comes to rusting? I
know that certain car manifacturers have a reputation for rusting
quickly. There used to be a time in the 80s and early 90s when
Honda was not very good in this regards. Has this changed? Can we
now trust the double sided galvanized steel system they now use?

As usually, thanks in advance!


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Old 22 Aug 2004, 03:34 am
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"Frank" <NOSPAM@NOSPAM.com> wrote in message
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> For those who have been following-up on my (own internal) debate
> about rustproofing my new 2004 Acura RSX, I have a quick
> question:
>
> Are newer models (say, since 2002) of Honda and Acura better,
> worst or equal to other manufacturers when it comes to rusting? I
> know that certain car manifacturers have a reputation for rusting
> quickly. There used to be a time in the 80s and early 90s when
> Honda was not very good in this regards. Has this changed? Can we
> now trust the double sided galvanized steel system they now use?
>


Even a regular galvanized steel system works OK if you wash
the underside of the vehicle regularly. Most people don't do this of
course.

Ted


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Old 22 Aug 2004, 03:38 am
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Default Re: Quick Question about Newer Acura/Honda

Well, my 01 Prelude had about 10 very small rust spots around the trunk
seal where the water accumulates after it drains off the roof and rear
window. I scraped the rust off and applied touch-up paint on top of
them, but it's only a temporary solution. I'm actually strongly
considering rust proofing it, but I don't know if it will really help.

Cosmin

Frank wrote:
> For those who have been following-up on my (own internal) debate
> about rustproofing my new 2004 Acura RSX, I have a quick
> question:
>
> Are newer models (say, since 2002) of Honda and Acura better,
> worst or equal to other manufacturers when it comes to rusting? I
> know that certain car manifacturers have a reputation for rusting
> quickly. There used to be a time in the 80s and early 90s when
> Honda was not very good in this regards. Has this changed? Can we
> now trust the double sided galvanized steel system they now use?
>
> As usually, thanks in advance!
>
>

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Old 22 Aug 2004, 08:18 pm
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In article <vGSVc.2275$df11.2144@news04.bloor.is.net.cable.ro gers.com>,
"Frank" <NOSPAM@NOSPAM.com> wrote:

> For those who have been following-up on my (own internal) debate
> about rustproofing my new 2004 Acura RSX, I have a quick
> question:
>
> Are newer models (say, since 2002) of Honda and Acura better,
> worst or equal to other manufacturers when it comes to rusting? I
> know that certain car manifacturers have a reputation for rusting
> quickly. There used to be a time in the 80s and early 90s when
> Honda was not very good in this regards. Has this changed? Can we
> now trust the double sided galvanized steel system they now use?
>
> As usually, thanks in advance!


The main problem in those areas that get lots of snow is the salt they
place on the roads to prevent ice from forming. The salt has a negative
effect on almost all types of metal. If you live in such an area, I
believe rustproofing is a good idea regardless of the type of car that you
own. This is especially true if you have a new car that has not yet gone
thru the winter. I'm not an engineer but I suspect that placing
rustproofing on an old car that has gone thru a couple of winters is NOT a
good idea unless the underside of the vehicle is washed really well to
remove the salt.

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