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Old 01-09-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
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Road salt, eating my wrangler alive!

I hate road salt I can wash it all I want but it comes right back.


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Old 01-09-2011, 03:27 PM   #2
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Ah man. That makes me sad. I hate salt.

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Ah man. That makes me sad. I hate salt.
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:33 PM   #4
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And that is why my Wrangler is inside untill spring .

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Old 01-09-2011, 04:56 PM   #5
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Yup, somehow we think it is better to throw salt on the ground than to expect people to buy snow tires...

Luckily the county is low on funds these past few years, or it would be even worse.
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:12 PM   #6
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Omg I know, here in north Dakota they salt the crap out of the roads. I just hate to think about what it's doing to my poor jeep. I have enough other vehicles that I don't have to drive it in the winter but I just love driving it to much to wait till spring. That's a long time for us up here. I finally broke down and put mopar mud guards on the rubi yesterday as much as I don't like them on a jeep it really does a good job of keeping salty slush and gravel off the side of the jeep.
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:16 PM   #7
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Yup, somehow we think it is better to throw salt on the ground than to expect people to buy snow tires...

Luckily the county is low on funds these past few years, or it would be even worse.
True, between the road salt and the pot holes I half think they are trying to destroy our vehicles
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Just coat it in mud
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:31 PM   #9
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Just coat it in mud
I would much prefer to coat it in mud
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:30 PM   #10
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I'd think about ditching that 3" body lift.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:41 PM   #11
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Same situation here in WI SE. I just got a chance to wash "Silver" today. The road grime was all ready building on the way back across town.

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Old 01-10-2011, 05:45 PM   #12
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I'd think about ditching that 3" body lift.
I would love to, it was the PO that thought it was a good idea. I'm just too poor to put a correct lift on
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I'd think about ditching that 3" body lift.
what's wrong with it?
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what's wrong with it?
The length of the body lift bolts together with the weight of the tub is a recipe for problems.
Plus, unless you drive a mallcrawler, what real purpose does it serve? You gain zero ground clearance with a body lift.
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My belief. and as to the salt... I POR15ed my frame this past fall and I hit up a car wash every week. There isnt much else to do.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:03 AM   #16
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Put a lawn sprinkler under it.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:19 AM   #17
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Man...that sucks. Here in Oregon they use Cinder instead of salt. Salt is illegal to use here.
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Put a lawn sprinkler under it.
HUMMM -- When the high temperature for the entire week or more is LESS THAN 10*F,, , no under chasis washing or any washing is good, you will do more mechanical damage due to freezing up and things will start to pop from the expansion of the ice. It happens quick.

What a lot of folks do not know , is that when they park the Jeeps or any vehicle in a garage , especially heated the warmer temperature melts the ice and salt / mudd crap, and then activates the rust corrosion process even further. It is best to leave the vehicle parked outside to avoid this. Constantly putting a vehicle in a garage overnight actually will make it rust out even soon, known fact. Popular mechanics and other TV shows had proved this theory. The cold weather halts the rust process, due to physics.

Plus if you store you Jeep or other vehicle in a garage or other type of building for a period of time , you better put mouse traps and other things like plugging the tailpipe and air filter entrance aong with some dryer sheets in the interior, or you will have an infested vehicle loaded with rodent crap or even worse the little rascals eating your wiring and interior.

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My belief. and as to the salt... I POR15ed my frame this past fall and I hit up a car wash every week. There isnt much else to do.

I did the same thing, like you said not much else one can do. Those under car wash with the chasis wash sprayers do ok, but basically all those high power jets just push the salt and crap into higher hard to reach places,. making it even worse. Check for yourself in the spring, you will see oaa the weld point and corners load with debris from the jets pressure. The best thing to do is in the spring on a nice day get a brush / buckets / hose and srub everything underneath by hand. With that protectant you mentioned , most of that crap falls off with ease.

At least it gives you a time frame to deal with before the rust barrier starts.I re-apply mine every year to ensure no cracks. If applied and not maintained, the salt / snow and water will find its way inside the cracks and actual get embeded between the layer of protectant and the metal, acting as a moisture haven, causing more issues, the whole infected area would have to be sanded down and re-applied. The stuff works great, but like everything else , it requires maintenance.lol


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I do not believe the salt will eat thru the frame in one season. Just keep it hosed off between freezes. No big deal.
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HUMMM -- When the high temperature for the entire week or more is LESS THAN 10*F,, , no under chasis washing or any washing is good, you will do more mechanical damage due to freezing up and things will start to pop from the expansion of the ice. It happens quick.
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I learned in auto trade school that mud is worse than salt. Here is they're theory...

Salt will leave a residue behind (the white that you see) but it will actually help keep moisture out away from the metal compared to dirt.

On other hand, mud will not release moisture nearly as fast and it keeps the dampness right up against the metal. Then the dirt gets wet again, soaks in water, holds dampness up against the steel again, and again, and so on.

Therefore, they say salt is better for your cars than mud. Simply because the mud traps moisture against the metal and salt does not.
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No problem out here in the middle of the Mojave desert
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No problem out here in the middle of the Mojave desert
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The salting is pretty excessive here in Jersey. Makes Me
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Its been well below freezing every day for the past, I would say at least two weeks so I cant really wash it. I cannot wait to POR 15 this spring!
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:55 PM   #27
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I hate road salt,Mine is covered up with it now also.Soon as I spray it off we get another snow
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:32 PM   #28
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Here in Maryland they really go overboard with the liquid spray salt. I get covered even walking to the mailbox:-)

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