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Hello Gents,

I took delivery of my 2016 P* 3 weeks ago and I am debating if I should rust proof it. I live in Ottawa Canada and we are right within the snowbelt region.
Any suggestions from people who live in the snowbelt region?

Here are a shot of my car just few days ago. Love the car so far.

 

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Hello Gents,

I took delivery of my 2016 P* 3 weeks ago and I am debating if I should rust proof it. I live in Ottawa Canada and we are right within the snowbelt region.
Any suggestions from people who live in the snowbelt region?

Here are a shot of my car just few days ago. Love the car so far.

I had mine treated with Opti-coat Pro Plus all around, with Protection on the hood and fenders... (I am in Montreal ;-) )

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That is just paint protection, correct?. Did you anything undercarriage to prevent rust?
 

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I hear you ryjimenez17 :) but this is my only car for all year round.


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lots of debate on this topic.

I've never researched it enough though but lots of people recommend against due to the fact that if a piece of metal is starting to rust (even a tiny tiny bit) that covering it up will not stop it, it will continue to rust under the coating.

I would love to delve into this but don't have time. I also live in an area where salt is used and my 2005 chrysler town and country is rusting to oblivion. However I see lots of older volvo's running just fine in very nice shape. Not sure about underneath though...
 

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I've done body work for a living, and I know someone that owns a body shop. He's always been against it. Cars today are dipped in antirust solvents. I'm new to Volvo, but I know for example Subaru has a 10yr warranty against rust. I think if you have a brushless car wash with undercarriage washing jets, it may be the best way to go. Wash the car after a snowstorm if you can.
 

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Considering Volvos are built to survive Swedish winters, I don't think you need any additional rust proofing.

My Volvo 850 has been through many severe winters in Vancouver and ski trips to Whistler/Blackcomb and the interior BC mountains over its years of service. They run a mix of salt/sand there to winterize the roads. I did not have any additional rust proofing added when I bought it new back in 1993. Today it has no rust and is still in great shape.

Of course it helps to regularly wash the undercarriage to remove the salt/sand, rather than leave it on the car for the entire winter. I spray the wheel wells and under the sides, front and rear of the car. Nothing special beyond that.
 

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+1

The only rusty Volvos I see in upstate NY are either 20+ years old or have had some sort of damage that lets the rust get started.
 

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I've done body work for a living, and I know someone that owns a body shop. He's always been against it. Cars today are dipped in antirust solvents. I'm new to Volvo, but I know for example Subaru has a 10yr warranty against rust. I think if you have a brushless car wash with undercarriage washing jets, it may be the best way to go. Wash the car after a snowstorm if you can.
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Thanks for the all the advices. I'll just put the car through the car wash more often when the snow come.
 
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