Re: [DML] Driving DMC on salted roads
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Re: [DML] Driving DMC on salted roads

How about plasti dip? it is a rubberized coating that people use to cover and protect as an alternative to paint. Also it can withstand flex and rock chips. people even use it to paint their cars cool colors. and it can be taken off really easy. putting about 3-5 coats should be sufficient for the frame. here is a link

On Dec 25, 2013, at 12:51 PM, Rod Dillman <rhdillman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Consumer Reports was not impressed with NeverWet( Jan 14 issue). Their bottom line advised to call it soon wet- the product worked but did not last very long. It could be rubbed off with a finger.

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On Dec 20, 2013, at 4:15 PM, Ian <texas.twister@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Has anyone tried the new Rustoleum Neverwet?  I saw videos and it looks great, but I don't know much about it. Might have to buy some at Autozone and test it out. 

Ian Yanagisawa

On Dec 19, 2013, at 4:28 PM, deloreanernst@xxxxxxx wrote:


Sounds great, but... maybe too good to be "true yet unheard of:"


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From: Ian <texas.twister@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thu, Dec 19, 2013 5:06 pm
Subject: Re: [DML] Driving DMC on salted roads

JC Whitney used to offer cathodic protection that was hooked up to the battery. Don't know if it worked, but ships and boats often use them. Different conditions though. 

Ian Yanagisawa

On Dec 17, 2013, at 12:18 PM, <katduck23@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Folks!

I'm (very) new to the group, and doing my best to soak up as much know-how as I can.

Would a sacrificial anode help with this situation?  I seem to remember a car-maker using them in the past, but I can't recall which one.

If this works as I (in my non-technical level of comprehension) understand, then the current is carried to the zinc anode, which proceeds to do the rusting (oxidizing) before the iron would.  I suppose you would need to make sure that all the rust-able pieces have connectivity.  Does someone here have more info on this possibility?

I would much rather clip one or two of these somewhere on the undercarriage and replace them now and then.than confine my (someday) DMC-12 to the New England driving season.

Lee D>

VIN #tbd


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