Anti-rust treatment with Dinitrol for a Citroën Mehari

The 2CV Mehari Factory is an authorised Dinitrol centre and has all the knowledge and technology needed to protect your Citroën Mehari against rust.

Because even though the bodywork of a Mehari is made from plastic, the chassis an tubular frame are metal and so they are liable to rust!This means that rust on this car is not so obvious as with other classic cars. the rust may also be well advanced before you notice it. an annual inspection is definitely a must with a Citroën Mehari, to avoid major expenses.

We have a standard procedure for rust protection, so that we can guarantee top-quality treatment:


We start by looking at the current condition of the Citroën Mehari. We locate the rust and see how we can remedy it. Using an endoscope we able to take a close look in the hollow spaces, places that are not visible to the naked eye, such as inside the chassis. As part of this assessment, we look to see whether a Dinitrol treatment will have the desired effect. Because it may be that some parts are beyond treatment and the only way to solve the problem is to replace the part (such as the tubular frame).

Price quotes:

If your Mehari needs treatment, we will provide you with a price quote based on what we have seen and any special requirements you may have. We then look at the quote together and if we are to apply the treatment, we look at the schedule. So you need to take account of the fact that your Mehari will be out of commission for a number of days. This is due to drying time requirements and the like.


When we start, we first make sure the car is clean and dry. We pressure-wash all of the parts to be treated, which reveals all of the rust. After cleaning, the car has to be dried and we disassemble any parts that obstruct our access to hollow spaces.


First we mask all of the parts that are not going to be treated. We then apply Dinitrol ML to the rust-sensitive parts of the Mehari. This product penetrates deeply into the layer of rust and stops the rusting process. The product is very fluid, which enables it to get into all the nooks and crannies properly to ensure that damp and dirt cannot attack the metal any longer. Once dry, this product forms a waxy layer that neatly seals all of the cracks and crevices. Finally, we treat the underside of the car with Dinitrol Sealant. This product ensures that the layer of ML is protected against stones, road grit and other dirt. This product does not dry out entirely and remains elastic, which provides additional protection.


After the treatment is complete, we re-assemble all of the parts that may have been dismantled and the car then has to dry so that all of the products can work in properly. After this stage, the car is ready to go and will be waiting, shining and fully protected against rust for you!

Interested in this anti-rust treatment? Don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment!

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