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My Salty 04 Mach 1
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I try to avoid taking my 04 Mach 1 out in the winter after the roads have been treated, but I had to use it since one car was in the shop for alignment and tires. It was only a four mile round trip and I took residential streets most of the way. I can't believe the amount of salt/road chemicals I picked up.

It supposed to be warmer on Saturday so I will be out washing the Mach 1 and probably the wife's Tahoe too.

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#2
Geez - that's enough to make you sick! That is an awesome car though - even with road chemicals on it. I miss looking out over the hood at a shaker scoop.

Steve
73 Mach 1 Blue Glow/Argent Q Code C6 Auto
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#3
That is a ridiculous amount of salt
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#4
plus 1 to that

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68 F750 391 cid : sold,  96 F350 7.3 diesel dually : sold
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#5
Yeah I was gonna move to Va. ...but upon signing the immigrant paperwork...they stated they were not responisble for the amount salt would be on my car. SO I got back in the UHaul and came back home.


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#6
Wow! That is terrible.

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#7
Far out that's crazy. glad I live in a hot country

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#8
I feel your pain Mike . We get a lot of abusive conditions to vehicles too. I treat the undercarriage of our daily drivers with "Fluid Film" to help protect from the salt & calcium chloride they put on the roads here . You ever use that ? It doesn't harden, so you can clean it off to do undercarriage work and un-like undercoating you can apply it to surface rust and will soak in to prevent further rust . I seem to have to apply a touch up in the fall to the fender wells where the water - dirt beats it off eventually .

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Kermit 460;164363 Wrote:I feel your pain Mike . We get a lot of abusive conditions to vehicles too. I treat the undercarriage of our daily drivers with "Fluid Film" to help protect from the salt & calcium chloride they put on the roads here . You ever use that ? It doesn't harden, so you can clean it off to do undercarriage work and un-like undercoating you can apply it to surface rust and will soak in to prevent further rust . I seem to have to apply a touch up in the fall to the fender wells where the water - dirt beats it off eventually .

Theres a guy around my place that will do the whole underside of a car for $60 and a Truck for $75. He sprays that Fluid Film all over undercarriage and even in the doors and hatch of suv's. I had my wifes Mariner done and my F150. Stuff seems to work very well. He has a lift and puts on a white tyvek suit on and just coats the crap out of the undedrcarriage. I take it down once a year to have it done just to keep up on it.

And that is an obscene amount of salt that they use down there. WOW!!! Get that beautiful car washed ASAP!!!

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
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Mike, at least your car is white, so it doesn't look obvious.

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