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Old July 18th, 2016, 12:49 PM
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Does anyone store their truck near salt water? My garage is about 700 feet from the water. Wondering if anyone is in the same situation as me and if so what do you do outside if the typical frame coatings to protect your truck.
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Old July 18th, 2016, 01:09 PM
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wash it, wash it, wash it. get one of the lawn sprinklers from the hardware store and before it goes into storage leave it running under your truck for an hour.

then cover it. park over something, other than the concrete. something that will absorb an dew and water and not let it sit on the frame.

i am sure there are 100 other things people will tell you to do too.
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Old July 19th, 2016, 11:44 AM
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Buy a couple gallons of WD40 and a garden sprayer. Soak the shit out of everything, including inside the chassis. If you can do it and let it dry and donut again it will form a nice coating that will protect the surfaces. I do this a couple times a year as I drive mine everywhere everyday. Probably not for everybody but it has done well by me for 14 years here in the east coast.
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Old July 19th, 2016, 11:59 AM
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Fluid Film.
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Old July 19th, 2016, 12:01 PM
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We have 6 trucks on the Vineyard. We live on Edgartown Great Pond (salt) and are 100yds from the open ocean. I apply Corrosion X Heavy Duty with the proper application gun and wands, compressor set at 110psi. Galvanized everything when possible or selecting a truck. 4 fit inside. 2 sit outside. They are wet every morning.
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Old July 19th, 2016, 12:05 PM
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Times two on the fluid film. Great stuff.
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Old July 19th, 2016, 01:59 PM
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We have 6 trucks on the Vineyard. We live on Edgartown Great Pond (salt) and are 100yds from the open ocean. I apply Corrosion X Heavy Duty with the proper application gun and wands, compressor set at 110psi. Galvanized everything when possible or selecting a truck. 4 fit inside. 2 sit outside. They are wet every morning.
Thanks. I used Fluid Film on my Tacoma frame - worked fairly well. I use CorrosionX on my outboards and non-galved boat trailer parts, and love that stuff. Pricey though.

For everything other than the frame, I guess it is just a matter or using galv or stainless and hoping for the best. I live on the bay, not the ocean, but like you everything is always wet and salty.

I flush my outboards after every use with a product called "salt terminator". I wonder if I could spray down the whole truck with this?

Anyone every use a "Carcoon"?
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Old July 19th, 2016, 02:06 PM
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Old July 19th, 2016, 02:41 PM
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Could of shots of WD-40 work will.
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