I've read through lots of project threads generally and over the years, and have been spurred on by the clean, rust-free boot floor areas.
I see lots of shiny paint and I've decided I can't/won't go to that level, for a number of reasons:
The 'rust' is not structural (I came from a history of Minis before French hatches and nothing on a 306 compares), it is surface rust to my knowledge.
My car is not a show queen, it will get filthy in no time so paint is pointless and may become chipped.
It's too much effort.
I don't have the time or money.
So I'm planning to use Waxoyl underbody seal, like the good old Mini days. My main area of attack is the boot floor, which seems less well protected from the factory than the central undercarriage (Peugeot seem to have put a seal all down the middle, but not under the boot).
The idea is that I don't want an MOT failure in a few years for corrosion. I'm done with that. I won't entertain noticeable corrosion on a car anymore. It's a deal breaker. Some Rallyes seem incredibly rusty these days and it scares me. Prevention is better than the cure, and all that. I bought my car when it was 7 years old and at 14 now, it's time to take action I feel.
My plan of action, being woefully under educated in bodywork preparation and rust prevention, is to drill/wire wheel any surface rust from the boot floor, clean the area and then paint the underseal on.
Can anyone counter this programme with a better method or offer any nuggets of wisdom for me to abide by along the way?
I may even take some photographs and begin a project thread, perish the thought...