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Pics please
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rust Areas & Concerns   FAQ: Rust Areas & Concerns - Page 5 EmptyTue Oct 18, 2016 8:31 pm

2nd pic is my jack point it's a little dark I just took it, I think I'll have to por-15 all these areas
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rust Areas & Concerns   FAQ: Rust Areas & Concerns - Page 5 EmptyFri Dec 29, 2017 1:07 am

I decided I should probably pull the plastic cover off in the left rear wheel well and see what it looked like inside.  I'm glad I did this, because holy crap was it filled with junk.  I ended up using a screw driver to scrape it up and then sucked it out with a shop vac little by little because it was so packed in.  I'm guessing this had never been done before and what I sucked up had been collecting since 1997.  I'm sure after driving in the rain this would stay wet for days afterward.

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So if you haven't ever looked behind the cover in your left rear wheel well, you might want to take a peak and see what it looks like inside.


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Yup, mine is a lot worse than that. Northeast road salt winters. I wire brushed it and hit it with rust converter. Just trying to limit the future damage. It is why the top of the fuel tank rots (locking tabs for the fuel pump)

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rust Areas & Concerns   FAQ: Rust Areas & Concerns - Page 5 EmptySun Jan 14, 2018 11:46 am

I'd say keep an eye on your subframe and rear shock area where the shocks mount to the car
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rust Areas & Concerns   FAQ: Rust Areas & Concerns - Page 5 EmptyMon Jan 15, 2018 9:17 am

chitown_riv98 wrote:
I'd say keep an eye on your subframe and rear shock area where the shocks mount to the car

I just replaced my rear subframe and rebuilt the spring perches.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Rust Areas & Concerns   FAQ: Rust Areas & Concerns - Page 5 EmptyThu Jan 17, 2019 11:24 am

WHile looking for other things on the net this morning I came across this link

http://www.saltawayproducts.com/How%20Salt-Away%20Works.htm

It has what seems to be a good report on how salt works in causing corrosion and how a water-borne cleaner/inhibitor works to solve that problem.

I'd like to know what those of you who are knowledgeable think of this -- looks like analytical chemistry to me -- and would you mind posting comments? I mean, it sounds sensible to me. Might give it a try.

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Interesting. Hope someone here has personal experience with Salt-Away. I did a quick research and I found out that this product is quite popular among boat owners.
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