Go Back   The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum
Register FAQ Image Gallery Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 8th October 2016, 22:20   #1
Dawn
I really should get out more.......
 
Dawn's Avatar
 
MG ZT 180+ auto

Join Date: May 2016
Location: Ilkeston, Derbys
Posts: 2,708
Thanks: 281
Thanked 1,091 Times in 486 Posts
Default Krown Rustproofing

Hi guys

Just wondering if anyone has had Krown near Brum do their car? I've been looking around at all the places and types of rustproofing so as to make a decision what I'm doing next year after the underside is finished.

The Waxoyl and Dinitrol places seem to be very expensive at around £500 for a 75, and the Krown method doesn't seem too shabby from the videos. (There is one of a MG ZT being done) It is clear, not black, but as long as my car is saved from salt etc I'm not bothered about that. Am very interested at this point.

Anyone used them/got any opinions?

Dawn
Dawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th October 2016, 22:38   #2
championdaddy
This is my second home
 
championdaddy's Avatar
 
Mg Zt 190

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The FIRST Garden City....Letchworth.
Posts: 6,790
Thanks: 1,254
Thanked 923 Times in 701 Posts
Default

I'm on the other side really. Just thought that the Krown version just look like they just sprayed oil everywhere.

Personally........I would waxoyl mine
championdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th October 2016, 13:16   #3
Dawn
I really should get out more.......
 
Dawn's Avatar
 
MG ZT 180+ auto

Join Date: May 2016
Location: Ilkeston, Derbys
Posts: 2,708
Thanks: 281
Thanked 1,091 Times in 486 Posts
Default

To be honest, I had a bit of a bad experience with Waxoyl where it actually let water under it. I don't know it that was a one off thing or not - I have been considering these guys, as I used some Dinitrol myself in the sills and was quite pleased with the stuff. Only thing is, it takes two days and it would mean hiring a car to get home while they do it.

http://www.rust.co.uk/dinitrol-rust-...om-250/c32734/
Dawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th October 2016, 15:36   #4
oswestryalex
Loves to post
 
Rover 75 1.8T connoisseur saloon 2003 in blue , MG ZT 190+ 2003

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Oswestry
Posts: 303
Thanks: 157
Thanked 98 Times in 57 Posts
Default

What sort of guarantees do they give for their treatment and work? And do they sort it out if something goes wrong? I'd be looking at the terms of the deal. The anti rust methods are likely to be fairly similar. Problem with waxoyl is making sure it goes everywhere to the right thickness.
oswestryalex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th October 2016, 17:42   #5
Dawn
I really should get out more.......
 
Dawn's Avatar
 
MG ZT 180+ auto

Join Date: May 2016
Location: Ilkeston, Derbys
Posts: 2,708
Thanks: 281
Thanked 1,091 Times in 486 Posts
Default

I spoke to Krown on their FB page, and they said depending on the condition of the car when they do it, they give upto five years guarantee. I can't see anything like that on Rustbusters site, and it does have t0 go back there every year for a "top up" at a cost of £50.
Dawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th October 2016, 13:32   #6
pletevl
Posted a thing or two
 
rover 75 cdti(rhd), MG ZR(lhd), MG TF(lhd), MG TF(rhd), mini mpi (lhd), Renault megane III (awful)

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: East of France
Posts: 1,188
Thanks: 122
Thanked 108 Times in 88 Posts
Default

Have a read of this

http://www.auson.se/sites/default/fi...nthly_uk_0.pdf
pletevl is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to pletevl For This Useful Post:
Old 11th October 2016, 18:51   #7
Dawn
I really should get out more.......
 
Dawn's Avatar
 
MG ZT 180+ auto

Join Date: May 2016
Location: Ilkeston, Derbys
Posts: 2,708
Thanks: 281
Thanked 1,091 Times in 486 Posts
Default

That's quite interesting. Rustbuster products did well in the tests. I can't really compare it with Krown as that wasn't part of the test, though.

It's quite scary to see what the weather and salt do to even treated metal.
Dawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2017, 16:57   #8
gignwah11
Regular poster
 
gignwah11's Avatar
 
zt 260 se

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Meriden - Coventry
Posts: 57
Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default Job done on zt260 well happy

Just got my zt260 done by these guys today and it's a lovely thorough job highly recommended
gignwah11 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gignwah11 For This Useful Post:
Old 8th March 2017, 22:42   #9
bl52krz
This is my second home
 
bl52krz's Avatar
 
Rover 75 cdt club + Rover 2.5 KV6 Conni SE

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 9,328
Thanks: 4,571
Thanked 1,641 Times in 1,279 Posts
Default

Have just spent half hour reading Krown blurbs and watching video. Did not think much of it, but pertains to be multi functional in that it also lubricates all items that move, and because of its properties, it is also good for hidden electrical connections. Another very good reccomendation is that it is used on the Canadian Armies trucks at assembly stage. Must do as it says on the tin.
__________________
Great Barr, Birmingham.
bl52krz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2017, 00:24   #10
murphyv310
This is my second home
 
Fiat Panda City Cross 2017

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kilmarnock
Posts: 6,582
Thanks: 2,096
Thanked 2,286 Times in 1,343 Posts
Default

Hi.
I've used Waxoyl fo as long as I can remember, more recently I mix it with WD40 from the 5 litre pack. I've already made a start on the Panda the design of which makes the job easy. Sills have 5 removable plugs each side, the cross member to protect the occupants also is easy to gain access to with 3 plugs. The inner and outer wings are easy to access with No dismantling required.
I can do the under bonnet stuff on a dry day but under the car will be done in the summer if we get a warm day.
murphyv310 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:24.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2006-2020, The Rover 75 & MG ZT Owners Club Ltd