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post #16 of 16 Old 09-09-2021, 04:42 PM
beagle123
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Do you know what a plow truck is? Itís a big dually dump truck full of salt. Salt lowers the freezing point of water to make the roads less icy. The truck dumps the salt out the back while it plows snow. Itís not unusual to get stuck behind one of these for 20 miles around here. You canít pass it because thereís only one lane with all the snow. The salt sounds like marbles hitting your vehicle as you follow. As you run the salt over, you can hear it ricocheting into every nook and cranny of your undercarriage. Then they got the idea of putting a tank full of salty liquid brine in the dump truck and spraying that on the roads. You can expect to subject your vehicle to these conditions up to 5 months a year.

If it quits snowing and the sun comes out, the roads become a wet, salty mess. It turns everybodyís car completely white. You can try to wash it off, but if itís -10F, good luck.

Nevada rust is our dust. Unless youíve spent a winter or two in Wisconsin or Michigan, you donít know what rust and corrosion is. The salt rusts big holes in the car panels. It rusts the frames to the point of being unsafe. Everyoneís car is rusty around here.

The owners of the cool cars you restore would NEVER drive them in the winter around here, probably not even in the rain.

Itís a war against rust around here. I stand by mastercoat.

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