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Re: Lada Niva and rust
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2014, 01:49:19 pm »
I think here is the right place to post it...

In German Nivaforum someone posted many many pictures of anatomizing his old rusty Niva. Some parts are very interesting to see, others more shoking....
Here the link to forum, it is very long, all 5 pages are with pictures!

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Re: Lada Niva and rust
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2014, 03:30:07 pm »
Thanks Jakob,

The dimensional views are very good for future reference.


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Re: Lada Niva and rust
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2016, 05:39:10 pm »
Hi
At a car wash recently someone suggested washing or spraying the car with a parifin/water mixture.

What's your guys take on this ?

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Re: Lada Niva and rust
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2016, 12:52:42 pm »
Perhaps my assumption is wrong. I find that these little cars are so capable and durable that people love them as they are, with a bit of mud and dirt on them, but we tend to forget to wash off the mud, salt and anything else with a reasonable wash and wax soap.
 
Any vehicle will rust, even the indomitable LADA,  that is the nature of metals. I have seen rust on top grade stainless steels so even if the rust protection is excellent oxidation will still occur under the right circumstances. As an example the "aluminium" Landrovers actually have steel chassis that are known for rusting through at welded chassis joints and other places.  That salt that one can see accumulating on your windscreen when you are at the coast gets in everywhere!

My humble advice: wash the car, any car, with a car shampoo that has wax in it when you go to the beach and wash it at least once a week if you stay on the coast. You can always polyurethane or bitumen the underside of your vehicle yourself. I have done it on other vehicles and it works well but rust will get under these coats if the vehicle is not washed regularly.
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