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Discussion in 'The BS Topic' started by li0nhart123, May 23, 2010.
Once.. Or twice.
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.
X 2 That's what I do about once a month to the vehicles once they start salting the roads during the winter.
^ +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.
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 $$
take a pump sprayer and some 5-20 and coat it
or just let it leak.
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. You could say I'm... rusty.
P.S. Acids have low pH, Alkalines have high pH.
Sounds like a small pressure washer is worth the investment when I move to the north.