Nice to make the acquaintance
To quote Steve
It would be interesting to hear how you clean and seal these water damaged vehicles when it comes to connections and corroded terminals.
Thinking of long term repairs, does this often mean replacement wiring harnesses or connector replacement?
I too wonder the same. I too have looked into "Flood Damaged" vehicles with a view to repair and sale.
A Win Win Win - Get to work on cars, diagnose complex faults and not an Irate (Iritatng) customer in sight. No phone ringing asking when will it be done? How much will it cost? I don't have the money right now .......... Paradise
I swiftly discovered that it was possible to "properly" repair these vehicles by replacing wiring harnesses and control units to fix the electrical issues, Engines if hydrolocked, Carpets Upholstery Fabrics Belts etc. Strip and sanitise Ventilation Channels, Flaps, Water Drains ..... to eliminate the risk of germs, algae, bacteria etc. slowly manifesting just to be sure the next proud owners child wont be contracting Asthma, Chest infections ..... (Im not a doctor).
Economically I could not make it work or just break even using second hand parts let alone Dealer Sourced.
In the UK I found it not possible to turn a fair profit without cutting corners,
PS. Here we cannot get a cheap chinese water damaged mobile phone repaired because they cannot guarantee the repair.