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Got Road Salt? Hope my frame holds up!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Simon's Mom, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Jan 2, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom [OP] Wag More Bark Less

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    Usually my truck is Impulse Red. :rolleyes:
    The temps have been bitter cold with only a few menacing flurries. The highway crews throw salt on the roads to offset the dustings to stop black ice from forming. Today I noticed my truck was white with a hint of Impulse Red and its too darn cold to wash it. Some areas are so thick its flaking. Also the drivers side is always worst than the passenger side because of how its put down in the center. Can't even see Sockmonkey's decals!

    How does any frame or bolt survive this stuff?

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  2. Jan 2, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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    longbow

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    Looks like a large salt block :D
    Boy I bet you can't wait to get it rinsed off, I know if it was me I would be chomping at the bit to get it cleaned.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2009 at 12:43 PM
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    slo2sixty

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    thats what mine looks like!!! plus a lil mud... this is the only reason why winter sucks, everything else i love
     
  4. Jan 2, 2009 at 12:49 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    You can say that again Longbow! I remember how you talked about cleaning your truck :D
    My last house I had an oversized garage with radiant heat in the floor & running water. It was so much easier to keep stuff clean regardless of the weather. Boy I miss that place. :eek:
     
  5. Jan 2, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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    slo2sixty

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    i work at a shop as a detailer so i got everthing i need there... come on down ill clean it for free
     
  6. Jan 2, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    high pressure brushless car wash at a gas station would get SOME of the salt off... that's what I do when the blue turns white... lol :D
     
  7. Jan 2, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    AK27

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    my truck looks exactly the same and i have only driven it maybe 30 clicks in the city since we had heavy rains that washed off all the previous salt!
     
  8. Jan 3, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    nitrus5

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    i hate that stuff! To make it worse our road crews like to mix as much gravel in with the salt as possible so you get the nice rock chips everywhere
     
  9. Jan 3, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    106Tacoma

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  10. Jan 3, 2009 at 10:38 AM
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    Packman73

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    I LOVE Phoenix. I don't miss that shit at all.
     
  11. Jan 3, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    Im joining the "my truck looks like that right now" club! Only bad part about the snow :(
     
  12. Jan 3, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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    go get mud all over it after you clean it and just let it sit on your truck till winter is over, that will help with the salt on your truck, instead it will be all over the mud and not your truck.....
     
  13. Jan 3, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    Mine looks like that too! Same sockmonkey decal and all!
     
  14. Jan 3, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    Well we have not had much of any bad weather here, and when we did it warmed up so I was able to get the ride cleaned up.
    Here now it is 45, still plenty warm to wash.
     
  15. Jan 3, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    Looks like a lot of ice on there. Just wash it as soon as its above freezing. Bottom of the truck to.
     
  16. Jan 3, 2009 at 10:21 PM
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    Just don't slam your door too hard. The truck might shatter. LOL. Couldn't be any worse than getting mud off the truck. Could it? It looks bad, but never had the privilege of washing snow off my truck.

     
  17. Jan 3, 2009 at 11:04 PM
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    haha, glad i don't share your problems boys. down here in north carolina it was 60 the other day. i wore a short sleeve shirt and no jacket on christmas day
     
  18. Jan 4, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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  19. Jan 4, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    Thanks for the offer :D

    Yeah that is where I usually go, but the temps haven't been above 15 degrees. Tomorrow freezing rain predicted

    Heavy rain in winter is the worse!!


    Yup Got Rock Chips too!

    I love Phoenix, went there a few times for work, Carefree, Scottsdale, Tempe, a couple visits to Tuscon. Yes nice and warm & all older cars/trucks had not a lick of rust.

    Welcome! :D

    Yes OTG your truck convinced me to go with sock's work on mine. Kudos!! Sorry bout the salt tho!

    45? I am jealous Longbow!

    Yes love NC too many friends there, when the airport buys my house, I am there!!

    yup a little Indigo Blue with a splash of road salt please

    Thanks for all the replies everybody!!
     
  20. Jan 5, 2009 at 7:28 AM
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    Thats a fine crust. You've seen my frame pics... mine's a fine white now too.

    So far my recent frame undercoating appears good on the sections I used rust encapsulator paint. Areas w/ the rubberized spray stuff is ok where I laid it on thick, but thin areas appear to be bleeding already.
     
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