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

Don't let the epoxy fool you into thinking that the Delorean frame is a thick tough frame..it is made from mild steel..If you remove the epoxy underneath that bulky epoxy is a frame that it is about the thickness of a American Dime...but unlike the dime that can resist rust and corrosion..the Delorean frame cannot...think about that and how fast winter salts can eat through a frame that has the same thickness as a dime.

It's the Lotus engineering that went into the black body/structural frame engineering and High density foam engineered into the right structural points(in the Black body and Bumper areas) that make the delorean somewhat safe in a accident..even without airbags.

I one time REMOVED the SS skin off a bent Delorean door (and YES with a lot of labor a Delorean door CAN BE skinned)and I was totally AMAZED into what Lotus engineered into those Stainless steel doors for structural safety and rigidity.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Nick Kemp <nkemp1165@...> wrote:
> And don't forget that when the epoxy cracks, salt & water gets 
> under/inside the epoxy and flushing may not get it out and may make it 
> worse.  These could be simply on a flat surface in plain daylight (and 
> fully exposed to salt spray).
> Nick
> cbl302@... wrote , ----On 1/8/2014 10:05 AM 
> ---------------------------:
> >
> > 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
> > 1024
> > Bric
> >
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Shannon Yocom <ssdelorean@> wrote:
> > >
> > > 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.
> > >
> > > Don't know if plasti dip is the end all be all but it is certainly 
> > no "voodoo".
> > >
> > > Shannon Y
> > > 16506
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > -------------------------------
> > > 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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