Neutralize Salt

Discussion in 'The BS Topic' started by li0nhart123, May 23, 2010.

  1. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Bloomington, MN
    Once.. Or twice. :screwup:
  2. docnascar

    docnascar Veteran Member

    Feb 25, 2002
    A. Don't drive during the winter season until after it has rained a few time. You probably do this for the Camaro.
    B. Lots of water to wash it off. Spray. Goto a car wash that has the under carriage sprayers. They are not perfect but they help.
  3. rscamaro73

    rscamaro73 Administrator Staff Member

    X 2 That's what I do about once a month to the vehicles once they start salting the roads during the winter.

    INSPECTOR57 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    ^ +1 - defintely wash underneath more often; I spend half my time at the carwash hosing off the underside.

    Check to be sure that the drain holes are clear in the bottom of the doors & body panels. It doesn't take much to block them & the accumulation of salt & other debris will hold moisture there.
  5. speedyrev

    speedyrev Veteran Member

    Jul 30, 2003
    Jackson, MS
  6. warped

    warped Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Water is the easiest. You might also look into this electronic rust preventative. The TV car shows were hawking it about 2 years ago, but $$
  7. jroach

    jroach Veteran Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    petersburg MI
    take a pump sprayer and some 5-20 and coat it
    or just let it leak.
  8. Todd80Z28

    Todd80Z28 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2002
    Northern VA
    Dilution is the solution!:)

    IIRC, the chlorine acts as a catalyst in the electron movements of the metal atoms, making them move more easily. That, in turn, increases the likelihood that the metal will bond with any dissolved oxygen in the water (or what's in the air), resulting in the metal oxide = rust.

    Washing away the chlorine source is really the best way to get rid of the problem. Cl(-), in general, is a VERY reactive element, so neutralizing its effects is tough to do.

    Or something like that.:screwup: You could say I'm... rusty.:)

    P.S. Acids have low pH, Alkalines have high pH.
  9. 79camaro2001

    79camaro2001 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    May 4, 2003
    Monroeville, PA
    Sounds like a small pressure washer is worth the investment when I move to the north.
  10. rscamaro73

    rscamaro73 Administrator Staff Member

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