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Old October 26th, 2012, 09:19 AM
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Unfortunately, many people don't realize that salts are also used in the summer on dirt roads to keep down dust.
Aware...but I do not regularly drive on treated dirt roads and the dirt roads I drive on do not have the traffic levels that would justify treatment.

Additionally, the calcium or magnesium chloride that they use is not instantly suspended in water like the salt is...so there is less penetration into the nooks and crannys of your vehicle...
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In Nevada they use magnesium-chloride for dust control. When wet the stuff is really slimy and hangs on your vehicle like snot.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Just for everyone's knowledge base, salt on the roads does not cause corrosion. Water causes corrosion. Salt draws moisture and holds it. Salt stuck in nooks and crannies is the worst. This allows the water to do its dirty work.
Rinse away the salty water and it will dry quicker, reducing the chance for corrosion to fester.
Salty water also increases galvanic corrosion by making the ion "hand off" to happen more easily.
Winter driving ok with frequent thorough rinses.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 12:40 PM
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Winter driving ok with frequent thorough rinses.
Good luck with that on a ST in the MN winter...no thanks...
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