Re: [DML] Driving DMC on salted roads --- Plasti Dip
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Re: [DML] Driving DMC on salted roads --- Plasti Dip





I have occasionally fantasized about the possibility of installing an on-board "salt rinsing system".  Imagine a network of perforated plastic tubing running up the insides of the frame boxing and all the other evil nooks that Claude mentions.   After a winter drive, one would just hook up a garden hose and run it for half an hour.   Probably impossible to do effectively in practice, but it's fun to imagine.
--Pete

On Jan 8, 2014, at 11:05 AM, cbl302@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

Shannon..It's not the areas that you can see, that is the problem with rust and corrosion..those can be easily washed off and cleaned..it's the areas you cannot see..the hidden cavities..like the frame areas around the gas tank for example and the inside of the gas tank cover plate..that cannot easily be washed or cleaned..the boxed in frame areas around the engine another area of concern..the seizing from corrosion of the Tabs on the rear of the car..I have even seen the condensers and radiators corrosion rot and leak..and lets not forget all the rivitnuts(in the fiberglass black-bodies) and their infamous seizing from corrosion over the years..it's not just a simple Plasti Dip in a few areas to solve the problem of rust and corrosion on Deloreans, if you add in that it is a British car..that only makes it worse..since you also have to worry about the wiring harnesses and their poor quality on their wiring connections..prone to corrosion..it just goes on and on..that is why it is a bad idea to drive Deloreans when the winter roads are prime for salt spray on the undercarriage.Not saying not to drive them in the winter..but wait till the roads are clear sunny and dry to avoid the spray of the salts to the under-carriage..

Claude
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Bric 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Shannon Yocom <ssdelorean@...> wrote:
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> For the past 3 years I have been driving my beater car with rims that I plasti dipped. Two coats were applied from a hand held spray can and it looks the same as the day I put it on (minus a little color fading). Here in Ohio cars turn white from the salt that is put down in the winter time. I am amazed how well it has held up. I also use a high pressure washer and a scrub brush to clean this car with no ill effects to the plasti dip.
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> Don't know if plasti dip is the end all be all but it is certainly no "voodoo".
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> Shannon Y
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> Re: Driving DMC on salted roads
> Fri Jan 3, 2014 7:48 am (PST) . Posted by:
> djdanwilson
> Plasti dip? How about you plasti dip your undercarriage, drive it on salt for a winter or two and let the rest of us know what happens. I know one absolute sure-fire way to guarantee that road salt will not affect your car, and that is to never ever drive on it. It's working for me. Bottom line is it's your car. Experiment with all the plasti dips, sacrificial anodes and voodoo you want. If your car is damaged you can take the financial hit and go and find another D if things don't work out as you hope. Dan W. VIN 16192
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