I can understand that,TR.
But, I'd bet that "Patches" still has that area intact; wherever she is.
You Ky. guys don't use nearly the salt, chloride, ect. we do in Indiana,
And my area in particular just HOSES everything down every chance they get!
It seems to be a game to them around here if every vehicle doesn't have an inch of dried salt/corrosion causing crap stuck to every square inch of our vehicles!
I wash my daily driver about every week in the winter, and within ONE DAY it's usually covered with salt again,
And this goes on from right after Thanksgiving to well into March and April!
They were still throwing salt & sand around here in late March this year, and we really didn't have much of a winter at all!
I don't know how true it is,
But I'm told if the streets/highway department doesn't use up all it's budget one year, they loose that much money out of the budget for the next year,
So they throw the stuff/ use up the overtime allowances no matter if we need it or not...
(Government, go figure! )