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Unread 01-19-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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best way to de-salt?

I moved to Denver in November from Houston so Im new to the snow/salt......

...so to de-salt just spray water underneath or is it better to find an automatic carwash that has the undercarriage wash or?

Thanks.

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Unread 01-19-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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Find a self service car wash with power washer like spray wands. One wash cycle for the underside and one wash cycle for the shiny side. In the springtime, drive out in the yard and use the garden hose to wash underneath. Stick the hose into every frame rail hole you can and flush out any dirt/sand/salt.
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Find a self service car wash with power washer like spray wands. One wash cycle for the underside and one wash cycle for the shiny side. In the springtime, drive out in the yard and use the garden hose to wash underneath. Stick the hose into every frame rail hole you can and flush out any dirt/sand/salt.
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Unread 01-19-2012, 04:17 PM   #4
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I run my KK thru a car wash all most daily. A gas station chain by my house has unlimited washes for $20 per month, by the month payment. I do this thru the winter months here in Minneapolis.

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Unread 01-19-2012, 05:08 PM   #5
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I park mine on the front yard and put the sprinkler on underneath
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Unread 01-19-2012, 06:42 PM   #6
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I just worry in the winter about water getting into little nooks under the vehicle and then freezing the next day when temperatures may drop. Dont want water freezing in a tight space ,expanding, and cracking something. I wait for a time when there may be one or two days of "good" weather to water my vehicles.
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Unread 01-19-2012, 08:22 PM   #7
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I moved to Denver in November from Houston so Im new to the snow/salt......

...so to de-salt just spray water underneath or is it better to find an automatic carwash that has the undercarriage wash or?

Thanks.
Easy solution there. They dont use standard road salt in the state of Colorado(sodium chloride, NaCl). They use magnesium chloride, sparingly at that here, and its no where near as corrosive as NaCl. Normal washing is all you need here to keep them clean, however it does a number on headlight lenses. Your enviroment in Houston was more caustic to vehicle metal, with sea salts that are in the air there and rain, then it is in Denver.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 10:22 AM   #8
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Easy solution there. They dont use standard road salt in the state of Colorado(sodium chloride, NaCl). They use magnesium chloride, sparingly at that here, and its no where near as corrosive as NaCl. Normal washing is all you need here to keep them clean, however it does a number on headlight lenses. Your enviroment in Houston was more caustic to vehicle metal, with sea salts that are in the air there and rain, then it is in Denver.
thanks for this info.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 06:11 PM   #9
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I usually just run it through a normal car wash during the winter cause it's really hard to keep clean with the salt, snow, dirty water, etc. I'm in south Denver if that gives any legitimacy to what I'm saying. Wait till April to really get your KK looking nice and looking awesome :thumbs up:
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