FAQ's for Rhino Linings & New Hampshire Oil Undercoatings
What is so special about New Hampshire Oil Undercoating?
NHOU is a fluid (jelly like), drip-resistant, solvent-free, non-toxic, super lubricating metal conditioner infused with "active" rust inhibitors that creeps and penetrates – all in one formula! It is not a sealant that traps moisture, nor is it messy and drippy. Its active rust inhibitors last up to 12 months. Available in clear so you can actually see it preserving the original “factory new” appearance. Or choose our popular "Back-N-Black" that offers the same protection but will substantially improve the appearance of a rusty undercarriage. It will not dry out, chip or peel off and its lubricating benefits continue indefinitely.
What time time should I drop off and expect to pick up my vehicle?
Will it void my warranty?
Absolutely not! NHOU prevents rust and makes the vehicle work better and last longer. While the manufacturers probably won’t admit it, they just have to love NHOU because it will reduce the number of corrosion related warranty claims they are obligated to pay. New Hampshire Oil Undercoating is non-conductive. We work with many new car dealerships and they send us their vehicles to get protected against rust.
How much does it cost?
I recommend visiting the "Cost" link on this website or call me directly. Typically though the New Hampshire Oil Undercoating starts at $275. There can be a slight upcharge for extra rusty or dirty vehicles to allow for more prep time.
Do you clean the car first?
We perform a dry cleaning using compressed air and metal spades. Our goal is to remove dirt, heavy scale and loose failing factory coatings. If your vehicle has excessive mud due to off roading we recommend you have your undercarriage washed at a car wash 48 hours prior to your NHOU appointment.
Can it still be applied in the rain?
New Hampshire Oil Undercoating - "No". If it is going to rain the day of your scheduled appointment, we should reschedule or arrange to drop off your truck to us in advance to keep the undercarriage dry.
How soon can I wash my car?
You can wash your vehicle immediately after the treatment. Unlike other preventing methods, it will not trap moisture. It literally pushes it away, leaving behind a corrosion fighting lubricating film. We "DO NOT" recommend undercarriage washes as this can reduce the life expectancy of the product. Even in the winter with road salt on your NHOU we still DO NOT recomment undercarriage washes. NHOU is more powerful at preventing rust than the effects of water, oxygen and salt are at creating it.
How is it applied?
NHOU is sprayed with high pressure, airless, atomizing tips which pushes the product deep into the seams, cracks and crevices where corrosion starts. Once applied, the product removes the moisture in these areas and provides a strong adherence to these surfaces, remaining active with excellent “creeping” and self-healing abilities. We also use fogging guns to apply NHOU inside body cavities such as cab corners, rocker panels, inside the frame and bottoms of doors.
Where are you located?
We are located 2 miles south of the Bourne Bridge heading towards Falmouth on Rt 28 south. Keep a eye out for Martys Chevrolet, take your next immediate right onto Otis Park Drive. We are the 3rd building on left.
How long does it last?
NHOU is recommended to be reapplied once per year if:
How long does it take to apply?
The New Hampshire Oil Undercoating takes about 1.5 hours to apply. You are welcome to wait for it on our comfy couch with WiFi or drop it off and return later in the day. Our Rhino Linings take average 4 hours to apply, so we recommend dropping off your truck for the day.
What is your availabity?
Depending on the time of year and incentives from car manufactures we can book your appointment anytime from the next day up to 2 weeks in advance. Our busy season is the fall through mid-winter.
Is it too late to apply to a used vehicle?
In most cases Rhino Linings can still be applied so long as the metal isn't rotted.