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Thursday, 21 October, 2021

Do Cars Rust In Colorado

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Brent Mccoy
• Thursday, 24 December, 2020
• 8 min read

Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington D.C. Take that small nick in the paint of your car that came courtesy of a rogue shopping cart.

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To combat salt corrosive awfulness, manufacturers will sometimes treat your car with anti- rust sprays, zinc-rich galvanizing compounds and rubberized under body coatings that work … for a while. Your best bet is to wax your car before winter and then regularly wash it, when you can, throughout the cold months.

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The purpose of using salt on roads during the winter is to lower the freezing point of snow and ice. State government trucks dump large amounts of the chemical compound onto roads in certain areas of the United States, causing cars to experience more destruction and rapid rusting compared to other parts of the region.

Alaska Connecticut Maryland Massachusetts Delaware New Hampshire New Jersey Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island Washington D.C. Illinois Indiana Iowa Missouri Maine New York Michigan Minnesota West Virginia Vermont Virginia Wisconsin As a key factor in preventing rust from overtaking your vehicle, it’s a good starting point to know which areas of your truck are more prone to corrosion.

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Clean the exterior and undercarriage of your truck: This should be part of regular maintenance, especially during the winter months with heavy snow and ice. Spray a coat of linseed oil: This will reduce the risk of your truck rusting for up to a year.

If your truck experiences regular salt and rust damage, Ray buck can help you find replacement panels and parts to restore your vehicle and extend its life. Whether it’s your fenders, rocker panels, cab corners, fuel tank or something else, we can help you repair the necessary components of your truck that suffered from salt corrosion and rust.

Contact us today or check out our inventory of body parts and panels to help repair and protect your truck from rust. I'm surprised to hear you're seeing them cheaper here though, CO had just about the highest prices in the country on 4×4 Toyota's when I was looking a couple of years ago.

As most others have said, Colorado DOES NOT salt their roads (mostly due to runoff into the rivers). All 4 of my aluminum wheels took a beating and had showed signs of significant corrosion.

My under body and frame were totally fine when it left Colorado. However, the sand/gravel beats the crap out of your paint, which is why so many people in CO as the 3M clear bra to the front their vehicles.

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Also, you're lucky if you get more than 12 months out of a windshield without a major chip or crack. Salt has caused significant rust and corrosion on my frame, under body, nuts, bolts, bottom of tailgate, etc.

If that was the case, we'd have rust proofing companies sprouting up. CO state regulations require mag chloride to be 70% less corrosive than rock salt.

CO state regulations require mag chloride to be 70% less corrosive than rock salt. Colorado one owner truck per CARFAX, 101k miles.

Went over to look at it because I thought it was just a door ding, but it had rust on it. I checked with one body shop here and the guy said no way could it have rusted overnight.

Can rust form on a vehicle in Colorado overnight in 60 – 70 degree temperatures under trees and little or no rain? There is No way Budget can claim you made their car rust, even if you had it for an over a month.

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After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads. LOL I want to get the rust proofing done on my car, but I've searched through Google and cannot find a place that does it in Denver.

Thanks everyone for the input... I take a look through the link Charles. There's so much stuff I want to get done before coming down, I feel like I'm running out of time! LOL I want to get the rust proofing done on my car, but I've searched through Google and cannot find a place that does it in Denver.

I grew up near Buffalo and I know rust proofing was done when I lived there over 30 years ago. I remember the under body tar and also the “Heart” which was injected in the doors and fender wells.

I had both of these done at times. I have lived here almost 30 years and all my cars never rusted before I got rid of them. The most important reason is that Cars do not rust here like on the East Coast.

I think you would be wasting your money in rust proofing your car here. Heart was/is a provider of rust proofing in NY.

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HOWEVER... if you bring a car with rust already started, it will continue albeit much slower than before. I've seen more cars in Colorado rusted out from “Heart” coatings than without. Most of the applicators of those products blocked the drain holes in the body and chassis, and Colorado's cold temps and intense sun create a lot of condensation within the body.

Colorado's dry climate and minimal use of corrosive salts on the roads tends to prevent cars from rusting, especially with the modern rustproofing protection from the manufacturers. You would do better to not have this aftermarket stuff applied; if you really think you must have it, a sprayed in thin-film product such as Einstein “Waxy” is far better inside the bodywork than the thick coatings like Heart.

IF rust has already started in your car from out of this area climate conditions, you'd need to address that issue. Superficial cosmetic rust inside bodywork can be treated with a surface tolerant penetrating primer ... a conversion coat which will neutralize the current rust and block more from forming.

I have a 15-year-old pickup that I used to commute on the worst days, and not a speck of rust. Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum.

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