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Old 11-18-2009, 08:21 PM
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Michigan Salt

Ok as we all know Michigan gets snow and our roads are covered with salt during the winter months. So, I was wondering how you guys(and gals if there are some) keep your trucks in the best shape during the winter months, and how to prevent the salt from deteriorating your truck? Any tips or tricks?
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I must wash mine at least once a week, sometimes more.. But if you really want to know how to protect it, wait for Mavens to check in.
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Personally I wash my truck once a week as long as the temp is at 32 or higher. I make sure the bottom gets a thorough washing as well. My frame shows surface rust but nothing more. Pretty good for a daily driver at 100,000 miles. I am planning on pulling the bed this year and cleaning the rust on the frame and then treating it with a rust preventer.
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I was thinking of pulling the bed next year, and doing the same. How hard of a job is it? I've never pulled a bed off of a truck...
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You'll end up having to cut the bolts. I haven't heard of anyone having enough good luck to not snap a half a dozen bits trying to get the bolts out. Other than that it's fairly simple.
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Make sure you use impact sockets if you can on the bed bolts.
That should save you a heartache.

Some weld the top of the bolt to the bed also to keep it from popping up while wrenching.
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wash 2 times a week to include underbody, then in spring remove
bed clean rust off then paint and undercoat it takes me two weeks
to get truck cleaned, ready and looking good.
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I was thinking about building a deal to high pressure wash the underside of my truck that i just drive over after i've hooked it up to my big power washer.

I'm not sure what kind of nozles to use yet, seeing as i want a round cone, not a flat cone.
I'll build it out of some of the black pipe stuff, put it on rollers so i can roll it around like a dolly under the truck.

was thinking about building some sorta hooked style J or some sort to wash the fenders as well, its a beotch getting the top lip of the rear fenders.
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as said, keeping the salt off with a quick spray helps; as for underneath, i usually paint the underside of my truck 3 times a year.... once in the spring after a trip to the dunes to sandblast all the salt off, once mid-summer, then i -try- to get one on before salt season. i just use the .99 cent cans of flat black from wal mart; most i've used at once is 8 cans in the spring before a show, so for <$10 you cant beat it if you have a couple hours.
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You just paint the whole underbody then? Do you have to clean the surface rust off with steel wool or sandpaper before hand? Thanks for the replies guys!
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yeah i use a wire wheel on my drill, then just wipe it with a dry towel. it isn't best-of-show quality and doesn't get body-panel-smooth, but it does look nice when using the flat black... gloss makes it look worse.
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Hmmm I might have to try this this weekend.
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you can use truck bedliner material for the rocker panels and the wheel wells. Keep it away from moving parts, because the only thing more stuck than a rusted nut is a bedlinered nut.
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I didn't make it that far this year yet. I'm sad.

I'ma ahve to go pick up the paint and wash the truck on the way home on a nice day and get to work in the important spots. Poor sucker was all slushed up when i got home yesterday. =*(
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WD40 the wheel wells. the wet salty spray from the road just rolls off.
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