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Underbody schutz

PostPost by: JonB » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:29 pm

Quick question. Does the Plus 2 have a tar based coating underneath?

I think so, but as mine had leaked so much oil the stuff was soft so I cleaned it off (on the driver?s side).

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I suppose I should put some stuff back on there..?
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:37 pm

just paint it (black?). that tar stuff is definately a part of the past - here they forbid it prob 30 yrs ago. sandy PS - you most probably never had to remove this s.. and the removal of this TECTYL as they called it, is a sticky, painstaking job as some of U here must know
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:57 pm

You probably don't need it here but in wheel arches the pitch is that having something a bit softer helps reduce stone impact stress cracking coming through.
There may be an argument about chipping noise reduction on the floor?
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PostPost by: c42 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:45 am

I have used this underneath mine:

https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/u-pol-ra ... RwQAvD_BwE

2 part, waterproof and tough.

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