Rust Prevention

At The Thatched Garage we offer full Rust Proofing for Defender’s

The chassis on the Defender is the piece that needs protecting to make the vehicle last a lifetime.

We can treat all defender models including 90 & 110 – That can be carried out in our Sussex Based workshop.

We do require the vehicle for 1 week to carry out this treatment, as we do need to allow for drying times between coats

Our Chassis treatments are probably the most comprehensive treatments on the market and will protect your chassis for around 15 years, the company we purchase our coatings from has been in business for over 6 decades and has been tested in the deep sea.

Firstly we take your vehicle and give it a full steam clean to the underside. Then we allow this to dry.

Next we mask up or remove any items in case of over spray

Next we fill the chassis with an inhibitor wax, which protects the inside of the chassis from corrosion

After this we coat the chassis in Corroless S. This looks like a red oxide when it is applied. Once this is dry we apply a second coat.

Once the Corroless S has dried we then paint on the final black coating, which is Corroless RF, this is a reinforced glass coating but in black. we also apply 2 coats of this.

Once this whole system is applied it will give your vehicle up to 15 years protection.

The price is just for the main chassis treatment, we can do additional areas such as inside the bulkhead or axles for an additional cost.

Vehicles can be dropped off and collected on Saturday’s.

  • Defender 90 £975
  • Defender 110 £1175

Please call on 01825 841148 or email us at to discuss or book your vehicle in.

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Customer Testimonials

Very fair and show a passion for the vehicles not just as a way to earn from them

Alan Morris

The Thatched Garage staff have serviced my Defender for 5 years and as on this occasion their work has always been top quality. In addition their helpfulness and pleasant attitude has always made it a pleasure to have the work done by them. I would certainly recommend them without reservation.

Paul Bartlett

Concerned as I normally take my car to be serviced north of Tunbridge Wells but decided to go closer to home. As The Thatched Garage deal with Land Rover I took my chances! Not to worry as they we very efficient. I missed not having my car washed as the previous company always clean my car before pick up. Never mind

Susan Jenkinsons

No job too small. Efficient and friendly service.

Nicholas Larkin

Friendly & efficent service.

John Mintern