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My boyfriend owns a transit van as he needs it for his job. When we bought it, it had not done very many miles but it was certainly looking worse for wear. It was previously owned by the council and they had not looked after it, years of sitting outside subject to the elements were taking its toll. Under the bonnet it was brilliant and it had only done 30'000 miles when we bought it, the downside was that the bodywork was rusty and in need of TLC. To prevent further rusting, we bought this Hamnmerite Waxoyl spray to keep on top of the rust and prevent more occurring, we did not it crumble away.
==Price and availability==
You can buy the bottle for £6.99 from Halfords and from various other car stores. It is sold in various forms but this is a review of the spray.
I was not sure what to expect from this and neither did my boyfriend as it was the first time we had used a product such as this as we were used to owning shiny new cars rather than an old van but we gave it a go and it seems to work fine. Rather than it being a misting spray like we first thought it is a thick foam. Initially you want to wipe off the excess but we just left it so that the foam soaked in so to speak and formed a watertight seal. The can does not go far and after doing two of the wheel arches and shaking the can we realised we needed to be more sparse. The bottle is easy to use though, with a good nozzle and button to push, as with any aerosol it helps to give it a good shake.
We had rust around the wheel arches of the van and it seems to be where water settles such as in the door and on top of the lock. We sprayed all the rusting places and left it to dry. The spray is clear so you can use it on any colour vehicles and luckily as ours was white, it did not leave any marks on the paintwork although we were not doing it to improve the aesthetics of the vehicle, only to prolong its lifespan! It needs applying every few months but on the whole it lasts for a long time and it stopped more rust from forming as it prevents water getting in. This is a useful product for rusty cars as it prevents them getting in a worse state.
All round rustproofing from Waxoyl.