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Old 08-30-2009, 05:46 PM
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Howdy from the Salty North,

Here in Central NY they pride themselves on spreading as much salt around as they can. The roads here are actually white with it as soon as the first snow flake flies. Syracuse actually is called Salt City as they had Indians mining salt here years ago.

Soooo, My big question is, How can I make my NEW truck last as long as I can?

As a kid I worked for Ziebart Rustproofing so I know all the spots that are normally hit. The extra spots they hit are from drilling holes in the bottom of doors and spraying inside the doors and fenders and sealing the spots with rubber plugs.

I really think I can do a better job myself using the spray can rust proofing.
And I then have control to get into all the little nooks and crannies where they normally won't hit.
I am going to remove the fender liners and get behind them and I can even pull the bed if needed.
Pulling the Cab is Major work and too many wires and connections to deal with. But I have done that on older trucks.

I want to do this while the truck is still new and squeaky clean underneath.

It's so pretty underneath I actually got under and took some pics with the digital.

Let me know what you all think is the best method?
And what you think is the Best Spray on Brand?

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Old 08-30-2009, 06:06 PM
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As I am from the desert ( no snow) part of Navada and no expert, I have seen the electronic patches thy use in the salt mines to stop corrosion. Are you familiar whith these? From what I have seen on television they seem to stop/prevent the corrosion process.

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I too have seen them in Salt mines.

But that's Dry Salt.

Here it is Slop. and the tire spray gets into every little crack and corner.

I have posted this on other forums and still haven't got any responses.

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Heck yeah, spray on undercoating is good stuff. POR 15 is THE best rust prevention product out there though in my opinion.
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I opened this page to see the replys and there is an ad up top for COUNTERACTRUST.COM and they say it is for all corrosive enviroments. It is used on snowplows!

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I opened this page to see the replys and there is an ad up top for COUNTERACTRUST.COM and they say it is for all corrosive enviroments. It is used on snowplows!

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Sounds like pretty good stuff!

I usually just take mine to Rust Check it every year. Any oiling place is good, as long as you keep up on it every year.
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I personally went with the dealers or Dodges Rust proofing package but i protected myself as i have been screwed in the past the dealer told me the truck would be guaranteed for life angainst any rust that might pop up anywhere i said anywhere he said yes so i gave him an example i said what happens if i see any rust starting on my hood at the seams he says they either repair it or replace it no cost to me i told them i will only purchase this package if you put that in writing so he did about six weeks after i picked up my truck i got a letter from dodge headoffice confirming that my truck was covered against any rust until the year 2049 i just about shit myself my truck is a 2009
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I sure wouldn't use the cheap stuff in a can. While it goes on all oily, when it drys it tends to crack and then you get the salt and water under the coating which is not good.

POR is a great product but hardly something you can paint the entire bottom of the truck and in all the doors with easily. That would be a huge undertaking.
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I thought POR was for existing rust.

I will check out the add at the Top, Thanks for the heads up.

I knew a guy years ago that coated his truck every year with a Fuel Oil, Grease, and Oil Mix that he repeated a couple of times during the year. And his truck always looked awesome.

I lived for 10 years in Florida and now that I am back in NY it breaks your heart to see what the salt does to vehicles.

I just want a way to stay ahead of it.

In my opinion they should stop using salt altogether.
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Apparently the electronic units do not work! Do some research, apparently they work fine on Ships and Bridges but not on vehicles. I use Krown Rustproofing in Canada. They spray the underside and drill holes in all the door posts and under the hood to get into every corner. Pretty much guaranteed no rust for the life of your vehicle.
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