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Old January 1st, 2013, 07:27 PM
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Removing Salt (road salt / beach salt)

other than pressure washing, what is the best solution for removing salt from the frame, etc. Ideally a solution that can be sprayed underneath where it is hard to get a brush. I have read about adding baking soda or white vinegar to water - does this really work? Or are you better off just using a good soap solution -if so whats the best? I am looking for a solution that will work better than water on its own. Any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old January 1st, 2013, 07:31 PM
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I've heard that a good method is to get one of those rotating sprinklers that you use on the lawn, the kind that go back and forth vertically, throw it under the rig and run it awhile. That's my plan. Just came back from ski vacation and need to pick one of these up. Key is to do it sooner than later, before the oxidation can begin.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 07:46 PM
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Make sure the drain holes are all unplugged and jam the pressure washer nozzer in the frame horn, under the gas tank, and all up in the rear cross member.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 08:12 PM
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Eastwood makes some stuff called Road Salt Neutralizer. Never used it, so I have no idea if it actually does anything special. Here it is:
http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-roa...er-gallon.html
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have had good luck with a product called salt-away. www.saltawayproducts.com
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 01:23 PM
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I spray everything I can reach with WD40. So far so good. I have no scientific reasoning for why its working but over the past 8 years I've yet to see any rust develop.

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WD 40 is water displacing attempt number 40. Spray it on and water is displaced not not allowed to sit and cause rust
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Fresh water and lots of it. That and warm weather to dry it quickly.
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I just go to one of those car washes that have an underbody wash after returning from up north over Christmas. I did that with my old CJ too and it never seemed to develop much rust.
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