Vehicle Underseal

Ardee Coach Trim offers a vehicle underseal service which involves removing and repairing corrosion from a vehicle chassis before applying a protective wax coating to the chassis in order to prevent further corrosion.

Due to the clamp down on corrosive damaged chassis on the road we are seeing more and more private customer’s inquiring about availing of the treatment. We also provide a continuous service to fleet operators such as Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann as part of their preventative maintenance schedule.

As every vehicle is different depending on size and severity of corrosion, please call us for a provisional quotation and we can then arrange and assessment.

What is Vehicle Undersealing?

Vehicle undersealing is a method of preventing corrosion from occurring on the metal parts surrounding a vehicle chassis. Corrosion in structural members of a vehicle can lead to severe consequences, not only in expensive repairs but in critical failure of vehicles structural intergrity.

Undersealing is best used as a preventative maintenance strategy where it is used to prevent corrosion from happening at all however it is a very effective solution for vehicles that need to stop further corrosion causing major structural issues. Undersealing can be carried out on all vehicle types whether it is a car, van, camper, truck, lorry, bus or coach. We have the facility to accommodate your needs.

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How does it work?

In order to prevent corrosion for a long period of time, vehicles need to be washed and inspected. To do this we hoist the vehicle using column lifts and 
use a high pressure washer to remove any road dirt and superficial corrosion. Once the vehicle is washed an inspection takes place to check for any severe
corrosion needing repair. Once all repairs are complete and the vehicle is dry the undersealing can begin.
                    A liquid primer is sprayed onto the vehicle chassis. This primer bits into the metal and acts as a shield stopping moisture from causing corrosion underneath the seal. The primer requires time to work so it is alowed to cure for two hours. Now that the vehicle is primed a final wax coating can be applied. Wax is a chemical mixture that is sprayed on in liquid form and allowed to cure. By coating the chassis in this ptotective watertight substance the chassis is 
effectively sealed from the elements and highly resistant to any further corrosion. 

Before:

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 Before:

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Cleaned:

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Cleaned:

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After:

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After:

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Chassis wax is an extremely hardwearing substance once cured and will not wash off using normal cleaning procedures. As a result it has a long lifespan and is guaranteed for two years post application.

Wax Shed:

Underseal Wax Shed

Why should you avail of this service?
Ensure your vehicle is safe.
* Avoid costly chassis repairs, re-tests and compliance document.
* Protect the vehicle chassis and other metal components.

Who does it?
Ardee Coach Trim has been providing services to the passengers transport industry for almost 30 years. We look after large operators such as Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann as well as many private operators from across Ireland. We are based in Ardee, Co.Louth and are available Monday-Friday, 8.30 until 5.00. Please contact us on 0416853599 for more info.