underseal


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underseal

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a coating of a tar or rubber-based material applied to the underside of a motor vehicle to retard corrosion
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It even deals in production and sells putty, underseal, lacquer, and paints for the automotive industry.
Scraping the 34-year-old underseal off was as easy as wiping spilt yoghurt off a glass dining table and, oh hang on a minute.
The first stage in the process sees the body move on to the underseal line, where PVC anti-chip coatings are sprayed on to the undersides and wheel arches.
"I was doing some welding on the inside of a Cavalier when the underseal caught fire," he said.
Underseal can prevent rust but must be applied when the car is new.
Because this is a 70-mph highway, Leman elected to also underseal the panels that would be replaced so a lip could not pop up, endangering traffic.
Next job, scraping the underseal off the sills, stripping the exterior trim off and, erm, I think I'll take the engine out.
Then there's the fact that Japanese grey imports don't have underseal, because there's no salt on Japanese roads.