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#3233102 - 12/31/13 06:23 PM Re: This is why we can't have nice things ... [Re: Miller88]
ClutchDisc Offline


Registered: 11/23/12
Posts: 1059
Loc: Detroit area
You guys haven't seen anything yet. Just got back from driving about 550 miles in the salt today. Half an inch of salt plastered all over the front of the truck, and the roof, hood, windows, are all covered in salt. frown
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#3233723 - 01/01/14 01:51 PM Re: This is why we can't have nice things ... [Re: Miller88]
hattaresguy Offline


Registered: 06/01/11
Posts: 5051
Loc: CT
Pretty much, unless they are garaged in the winter!

Than when the roads dry the front of the car gets sand blasted on the highway!


Edited by hattaresguy (01/01/14 01:53 PM)

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#3233728 - 01/01/14 01:58 PM Re: This is why we can't have nice things ... [Re: HTSS_TR]
hattaresguy Offline


Registered: 06/01/11
Posts: 5051
Loc: CT
Originally Posted By: HTSS_TR
Originally Posted By: SevenBizzos
Pushing 50 degrees in the IL today. I washed the Sonata in the driveway. Then some interior cleaning and the garage floor got a washing to rid itself of the piles of salt that fell off the car over the last month. By Monday morning we'll be back below zero.

I try to keep the washing up to 5-6 day schedule, but sometimes it's just too cold to do so.

Most of the time the salt depth > snow depth.

You wash the car when it's only 50 degrees ? That's too cold to do anything outdoor for So Cal people. I only wash my cars when it's in the 70's or warmer, less than 70 then wait for few days.


LOL I only wash in the winter if its warm enough so the water doesn't freeze on contact!

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#3233730 - 01/01/14 02:01 PM Re: This is why we can't have nice things ... [Re: Spazdog]
hattaresguy Offline


Registered: 06/01/11
Posts: 5051
Loc: CT
Originally Posted By: Spazdog
TX DOT has begun to spray the bridges with Magnesium Chloride.

It has some sort of adhesive in it to adhere to the bridges.

I wonder how long until our cars start to resemble New England cars?


Oh yeah pre treat. The OTR trucking industry hates that stuff, turns big rigs to dust in a few years.



Edited by hattaresguy (01/01/14 02:02 PM)

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#3234423 - 01/02/14 07:56 AM Re: This is why we can't have nice things ... [Re: RISUPERCREWMAN]
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Registered: 10/08/06
Posts: 3524
Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: RISUPERCREWMAN
I keep my 2008 F-150 Harley Davidson Edition parked during the winter months to avoid it being exposed to salt. With the price of trucks nowadays I don't want to be buying another one anytime soon!


What's different about the HD edition F-150s? Does this mean they leak oil? Lol, just kidding...

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#3234426 - 01/02/14 07:59 AM Re: This is why we can't have nice things ... [Re: Miller88]
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Registered: 10/08/06
Posts: 3524
Loc: OH
I don't know why they can't quit using salt and change to something that isn't corrosive....I know there are other things available that'll work just as well and aren't corrosive....maybe they cost too much? Don't know?

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#3234513 - 01/02/14 09:43 AM Re: This is why we can't have nice things ... [Re: Miller88]
supton Offline


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 4626
Loc: NH
Well, first order guess says, if it's not corrosive, it's probably not good at eating down through the ice. Ok, there shouldn't be a correlation between ability to melt ice and the ability to eat metal, but it's not quite surprising that a more aggressive ice-eater is somehow a better metal eater. After all, it's the gov giving the green light to use the stuff...

I'm not really surprised that the gov is ok with ever stronger ice melters. The average consumer has indicated, for decades, that they are ok with buying new vehicles every few years. Today with ever increasing vehicle safety and emissions standards you might even say, all but mandatory continous improvement in the fleet? Today we don't like when weather intrudes, we don't like weather stops business and the making of more dollars. The costs of dumping more and more salt means keeping the economy going. Spending a dollar here means making two over here, that's a net win.

At least until it's time to replace bridges. Not sure that economic cost is being contemplated.
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#3234544 - 01/02/14 10:21 AM Re: This is why we can't have nice things ... [Re: Miller88]
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Registered: 07/14/09
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Loc: Amherst, OH
My focus is worse right now than any of these lol. I hate snow :\
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#3235708 - 01/03/14 10:03 AM Re: This is why we can't have nice things ... [Re: Miller88]
Norm Olt Offline


Registered: 01/27/03
Posts: 1818
Loc: Pac NW
"The AVERAGE consumer has indicated, for decades, that they are ok with buying new vehicles every few years."

That's a lot like saying "the AVERAGE resident (denizen?) of New York City sees no real need to purchase a car (or a garage space or a parking space or get a driver's license, etc.)"

What that has to do with someone who has a 20 mile each way commute and no access to Publicly funded trains, busses, light rail, streetcars, etc. is beyond me.

More like the AVERAGE village idiot (and "it takes a village...")!
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#3235814 - 01/03/14 11:31 AM Re: This is why we can't have nice things ... [Re: grampi]
metalboy Offline


Registered: 04/23/13
Posts: 123
Loc: Texas, USA
Originally Posted By: grampi
Originally Posted By: RISUPERCREWMAN
I keep my 2008 F-150 Harley Davidson Edition parked during the winter months to avoid it being exposed to salt. With the price of trucks nowadays I don't want to be buying another one anytime soon!


What's different about the HD edition F-150s? Does this mean they leak oil? Lol, just kidding...


Different leather and stuff. Appearance package like the "King Ranch" they sell down here (gag).

2002-2004 HDs were the only way to get the Lightning motor in a crew cab truck.
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#3278122 - 02/11/14 02:24 PM Re: This is why we can't have nice things ... [Re: Miller88]
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Registered: 01/03/04
Posts: 1625
Loc: Glen Ellyn, IL
Looking good here in IL!


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#3278150 - 02/11/14 02:49 PM Re: This is why we can't have nice things ... [Re: Miller88]
DBMaster Offline


Registered: 09/18/12
Posts: 2098
Loc: Texas
Maybe we should make our cars out of MEAT. Salt is an excellent preservative of meat. ROFLMAO.
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#3278179 - 02/11/14 03:14 PM Re: This is why we can't have nice things ... [Re: DBMaster]
Benzadmiral Offline


Registered: 10/12/05
Posts: 3611
Loc: New Orleans
Originally Posted By: DBMaster
Maybe we should make our cars out of MEAT. Salt is an excellent preservative of meat. ROFLMAO.

Yeah, and we'd have feral cats, wolves, and coyotes following us everywhere!
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#3278212 - 02/11/14 03:32 PM Re: This is why we can't have nice things ... [Re: Miller88]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 23906
Loc: ME


Hubs are good for salt build up because the brakes heat up the middle and evaporate off water, leaving salt behind.

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#3278215 - 02/11/14 03:34 PM Re: This is why we can't have nice things ... [Re: Miller88]
css9450 Offline


Registered: 01/03/04
Posts: 1625
Loc: Glen Ellyn, IL
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Mmmm that's good eatin' there!

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