deicing solutions

Discussion in '308/328' started by swept, Dec 5, 2013.

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  1. swept

    swept Rookie

    Feb 25, 2013
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    with the onset of icy roads, the road trucks have been spewing out their deicing chemicals...magnesium chloride, or calcium chloride, which dry to a powdery white dust. my question is would you drive your car on these roads if the spray has dried up and the roads are dry?
     
  2. Steve King

    Steve King F1 Rookie

    Feb 15, 2001
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    Only after it rained a few days to wash it away. If it didn't I would use my truck.
     
  3. waymar

    waymar Formula Junior

    Sep 2, 2008
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    I live in the North East and that dust gets everywhere that air does - if you take off a fender panel you would just stare in disbelief - That's why I lease my Benz's now - 30 months and turn them back in - the 308 stays inside until the Spring rains wash it all away.....
     
  4. godabitibi

    godabitibi F1 Veteran
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    And this stuff is even worst on aluminum. Stay away from it.
     
  5. md88plt

    md88plt Karting
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    Heck i wouldnt drive on it. Just think of the enviromental factors that stuff is causing.
     
  6. mwr4440

    mwr4440 Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Ditto.

    My car is parked period, for the next 5 months.
     
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  8. Hotzos

    Hotzos Formula 3
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    Oct 19, 2004
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    I drive it on nice days in the winter and spray the bottom off well before pulling it back into the garage. A small price to pay so i can drive it year round on weekends (when there is no snow).
     
  9. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I did that back when I lived in the midwest (Ohio). Cars rusted after 3-5 years of winter in the '70s and '80s.

    Except Italian cars, which rusted after 3-5 hours.
     
  10. Fave

    Fave F1 Rookie
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    Was driving on the 401 last week, 16 lanes wide and a cloud of white dust at least 30' in the air over the whole highway. I wanted to go park my F150 never mind driving the GT4.
     
  11. swept

    swept Rookie

    Feb 25, 2013
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    I guess my thinking was that you need water to react with the deicing chemicals to cause the corrosion...as long as the car stayed dry the dust wouldn't hurt it...however I will play it safe and leave it garaged. thanks for all the responses.
     
  12. rob

    rob F1 Rookie

    May 22, 2002
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    I put my cars away the first time I hear the salt trucks hit the road. That stuff gets everywhere and even if you clean your car off after you are not going to get it all it collects in all the nooks and crannys and works away at the metal.
    I remember one February being behind a Testarossa and I could see the salt just getting thrown up underneath the car and into the engine bay as I was driving behind it.
     
  13. Wonderbrad

    Wonderbrad Karting

    May 21, 2012
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    Bradley Price
    My question is lets say you were out driving and got stuck on a salty road due to a change in the weather and then made it home. what is the best way to remove the salt reside from the car without "activating" the salt by washing it off with water. Is there a soap solution anyone recommends to spray on there to rinse it off? My Alfa had to be pressed into duty over thanksgiving and I have got some salt residue in the undercarriage.
     
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  15. lostbowl

    lostbowl Formula 3

    Apr 30, 2009
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    We live in Michigan and the car does not see the highway from NOV. to ,if we are lucky May. Stay away from the corosives! Lost
     
  16. VIZSLA

    VIZSLA Four Time F1 World Champ
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    First if its well below freezing don't put it into a heated garage. Leave the stuff frozen until you can clean it off thoroughly.
     

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