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Old 02-16-2013, 11:46 PM   #1
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Salt Spray

Gosh darnit! I thought I had my trip planned perfectly around mother nature and the DOT and their overzealous use of the salt trucks. Dry roads except for about 20 miles when, wouldn't you know it, we got stuck behind a salt truck in a whiteout! Now the coach and toad are salty! :(

Anyone used the SaltAway undercarriage flush at Blue Beacon? I will be heading there first thing in the AM.

Cue OCD overload!

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Old 02-17-2013, 09:40 AM   #2
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One of the biggest things to make sure you wash out really good after driving on those salty roads is your radiator, it does not like the salt. Corrosion will take place in the fins and lead to trouble. Leave her running on fast idle and put the hose to it(radiator) Depending on what kind of fan setup you have. I am guessing that you have a side radiator? If so, the radiator sucks all that in behind the rear tires. Good luck.

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Old 02-17-2013, 10:08 AM   #3
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Alternators don't like salt either!
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:53 AM   #4
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And don't forget to wash out the front end if your generator is up there like ours. Lots and lots of water!
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:53 PM   #5
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LindyT, Salt Away is a great product. We used to wash everything on the boat two and three times and I'm anal at keeping everything salt clean....salt still came back crystalized on everything when we got home. After our marine mechanic recommended Salt Away when salt caused some electrical problems, we have been fans ever since. We use it on reels, downriggers, engines, canvas, everything and it just melts away the salt and leaves no salt residue when we get home. I would recommend purchasing the applicator that attaches to a hose for it to. It dispenses the right amount of Salt Away and can be used from mist to hard spray.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:49 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. Stopped at Blue Beacon and had the under-flush done with SaltAway. They did a good job with that, but the sides were still grimy. Made no matter, I thought I was out of the woods by the time I got to Kentucky, but wouldn't you know they laid the salt down so thick it looked like snow! No escaping it right now unless you leave it parked. :(

I'm having Keep it Clean come when we get to Myrtle Beach and give it a full-on detail.

Thanks for the tip csrrsr - I'll be ordering some to do when I get back.

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