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Old 01-07-2011, 06:59 AM
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Hi all...

Thanks for all the help the first time...

What should I do/use/etc to get my truck ready for the winter - I know it's a bit late, but I've been taking the truck down to Hartford for work (so 4 days a week, that's 8 trips) and I've realized that CT uses so much salt and nasty stuff on the road... How should I treat it to prevent the salt and such from breaking down the paint?

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Old 01-07-2011, 07:56 AM
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Hi all...

Thanks for all the help the first time...

What should I do/use/etc to get my truck ready for the winter - I know it's a bit late, but I've been taking the truck down to Hartford for work (so 4 days a week, that's 8 trips) and I've realized that CT uses so much salt and nasty stuff on the road... How should I treat it to prevent the salt and such from breaking down the paint?

Thanks!
i know what you mean CT does go a little overboard on the salt and sand,just try to wash the truck after the snow is gone off the road.make sure to wash the under carriage really good.does not help that we are getting snow today and tomorrow
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:45 AM
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I've had good results from 3M's aerosol bed liner, undercoated my truck with it, and many others... as for paint, glass, head-tail lights, chrome or painted wheels keepin them waxed. I recommend Meguiar's Tech Wax, I use it on every thing

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Old 01-07-2011, 11:48 AM
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Hartford been gettin hard with the snow as of late, my girl lives there and is not happy about it lol she hates the cold
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:51 AM
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best thing is to have the entire under carriage undercoated. Ideally you would want to unbolt everything from down there, but thats alot of work also. Also undercoat up to the first bodyline. It looks sweet and has purpose at the same time!
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:26 AM
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What does "undercoat" mean...

A few of you said it, I don kno what that is.



Does the sand hurt the paint, 2? I thought just the salt was bad, cuz sands like normal wear. What did i miss lol


Thanx every1!!
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:28 AM
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Undercoat is where they apply something under the truck on the frame.
it is kind like a bed liner stuff.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:33 AM
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undercoat and pressure wash undercarriage 3-4x a week
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:10 AM
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when water on the paint evaporates what ever is inside the liquid/water drop (like dirt, salt n sand get ground into paint, its why dirt sticks to it.. a coat of wax will protect it, causing water to bead n run off... you will notice a huge difference on how more easily it will come clean when washing after wax is applied.. by waxing paint, chrome, glass, plastics, you will prolong the life by add this protective barrier.. apply to paint coating, head lights, tail lights, fog lights,.. painted/chrome bumpers, painted/chrome wheels... I take very good care of my "old beater" and no one believes it's 11yrs old..
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Up until this year I lived in CT my whole life. I would drive A LOT in every snow storm for the Fire Dept. I've owned Rangers my whole life. And I never wash them. Seriously, I haven't washed my truck since June. I have yet to have any rust of damage from the road treatment. It's a common over-reaction. The truck will be fine.

If you are still concerned, then take it to a cheap drive-through car wash at a gas station after the storm.
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