While You Were Sleeping: January 15, 2015

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  • Don1967 Don1967 on Jan 15, 2015

    Pretty much any oily product thoroughly applied every year or two will make a huge difference after 10 years up here in the salt belt. But as the author says, they are incredibly messy and can damage rubber seals. People who claim that modern cars don't rust either don't drive in road salt, or they've never crawled underneath to see the horrors of rotting subframes, brake lines, etc. Another possibility is that they drive a BMW, Volvo or VW, which seem naturally rust resistant.

  • Big L from Chicago Big L from Chicago on Jan 15, 2015

    What happened to Galvanized cars? Porsche, Audi, Chrysler minivans, Chevy Safari's were made with Galvanized steel bodies, save for the roof. Was it cost cutting, high strength steel, or some other factor that caused the disappearance?

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    • Krhodes1 Krhodes1 on Jan 16, 2015

      @Big L from Chicago Given that they dissolved in the Northeast, seems highly unlikely.

  • JimC2 JimC2 on Jan 15, 2015

    Isn't Rust Check around anymore?

  • Big Al from Oz Big Al from Oz on Jan 16, 2015

    In aviation we use a product called LPS-3. It is used on aircraft that are exposed to maritime conditions as well. If I remember it is good for a couple of years. Here's a link; http://www.lpslabs.com/product-details/612 Don't forget to read the technical data.

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    • Big Al from Oz Big Al from Oz on Jan 16, 2015

      @JimC2, LPS-3 is different from LPS-2 which we also use, that is similar in use to WD40. LPS-3 must be similar to Tectal as it has the same MIL-SPEC, with a different classification number. Tectal is the best stuff to use as an anti-corrosive. But the item must be cleaned as it doesn't have the penetrating power of the LPS-3. LPS-2 doesn't leave a waxy protective coating like LPS-3. I think LPS-2 is good for a year in as an anti-corrosive.