Undercoating Applications: Spray, Roll, or Brush-on? Pros and Cons

Undercoating Applications: Spray, Roll, or Brush-on? Pros and Cons

By on Apr 6th 2023

There are various methods to apply undercoating, which plays a crucial role in protecting your vehicle from corrosion and rust caused by exposure to the elements, road debris, and chemicals.

The best way to apply an undercoat depends on several factors. These include the type of undercoating material, your vehicle's specific needs, environmental conditions, and personal preferences.

Evaluate the pros and cons of each application method carefully. This will help you choose the best approach to protect your vehicle. It will extend its lifespan and ensure it runs optimally.

Let's cover different application types: spray-on, roll-on, and brush-on, and what you can expect with our line of Undercoating in a Can products with wax, rubber, and oil-based formulations.

Application Types


    • Pros:
      • Easy and quick application
      • Provides a uniform and smooth coating
      • Can reach difficult-to-access areas
      • Great for touch-ups

    • Cons:
      • Requires special equipment (spray gun or aerosol cans)
      • Can be messy if not done carefully
      • May require proper ventilation or a well-ventilated area


    • Pros:
      • Easy to control the thickness of the coating
      • Less messy than spray-on
      • No special equipment needed, just a paint roller

    • Cons:
      • Takes longer to apply compared to spray-on
      • Can be challenging to access hard-to-reach areas
      • May result in an uneven coating if not applied properly


    • Pros:
      • Provides precise control over the application
      • Suitable for small touch-ups and repairs
      • No special equipment needed

    • Cons:
      • Time-consuming process
      • Can leave brush marks on the surface
      • Difficult to achieve a uniform thickness

Undercoating Types


  • Provides good protection against rust and corrosion
  • Easy to apply with any method (spray-on, roll-on, brush-on)
  • Self-healing properties help seal minor scratches
  • Best suited for areas with low moisture and mild climates


  • Offers excellent sound deadening and vibration reduction
  • Durable and long-lasting protection
  • Works well with spray-on or roll-on methods
  • Ideal for areas with moderate moisture and temperature fluctuations


  • Great for high-moisture and salt-prone environments
  • Penetrates into nooks and crannies
  • Excellent rust and corrosion prevention
  • Can be applied with spray-on or brush-on methods
  • Periodic reapplication required, usually once a year


  • Offers superior protection against corrosion, rust, and road debris
  • Provides some sound deadening benefits
  • Works well with spray-on or roll-on methods
  • Best suited for heavy-duty vehicles or those exposed to harsh environments

In conclusion, the best type of undercoating and application method depends on the specific needs of the vehicle, its exposure to different environmental conditions, and personal preferences. It's important to consider factors such as ease of application, durability, and cost when making a decision. 

Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper preparation and application to ensure maximum protection and longevity. 

Ultimately, investing time and effort into proper undercoating application will not only protect your vehicle from corrosion and rust but also enhance its durability, ensuring a smoother and safer driving experience for years to come.

Here at UIAC, we are partial to spray-on undercoating. You can get right down to business with our aerosol spray cans, or you can pick up some of our  accessories to become a spray coating expert. 

These include the comfort grip aerosol trigger that easily attaches to aerosol cans for additional control and comfort, as well as the Quikcoat Precision Sprayer, perfect for hard-to-reach areas, including cavity walls.

We offer a wide range of undercoating products, so no matter the job, we've got you covered: 

"Original" Black WaxClear WaxRubberizedClear Fluid Coat

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