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Unread 04-15-2013, 10:32 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by JeePete View Post
I 2nd/3rd the "buy a winter beater". Cheaper old school MO (for road salt) is spray the under carriage 50% diesel, 50% used motor oil. Do it annually and it'll keep salt damage at bay (somewhat). It does make maintenance a sloppy chore though....
That is what the old-timers did/do on the Outer Banks of NC. It will not stop all rust but it sure does help preserve the vehicle.

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Unread 04-15-2013, 10:49 AM   #17
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Buy a winter beater!
Back in the 70s and 80s in Buffalo, NY we would see a new car start to rust during the 1st winter. The older vehicles did not have the Galvy parts and they have many places that the snow and salt residue will lay in. It does not take long for rust to take hold.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 02:08 PM   #18
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I'll echo using Internal Frame Paint and a quality coating on the outside. A good rubberized undercoating W/ upkeep will help too. Or you could give everything underneath a good cleaning, then spray boiled linseed oil on everything (not in your driveway and not your exhaust) and let it dry for a couple days.
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