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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-19-2002, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Folks
I'm going to further prove my southern envy by posting this pic, but I had to show you guys why the sheet metal around here has such a short lifespan. This is a picture of the salt that dried on the asphalt after I hosed my truck of with a pressure washer. Isn't that just fricken nasty? The department of highways is absolutely mercyless with the stuff here, and this goes to prove it. I try to rinse my truck off every chance I get, just so it isn't sitting on there...oh, and tons of undercoating helps too. Just thought I'd show you guys the miserable mess it is. Later.
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Yikes!! [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]Thats scary. I'm glad I'm down here in Texas. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Nothing like white roads.[img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] Another reason I want to move away from the "winter wonderland".[img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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how does any thing live in your streams ? the salinity of your creeks and ditches would probably choke a brine shrimp. all that salt must be pretty toxic to other things than just body metal . ....Von Warner
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Here in Cleveland Ohio, salt is just another type of road material. I was reading that if you have a vehicle in cold weather where there is alot of salt, it is better to keep the truck/car outside instead of in the garage. The constant temp outside doesn't allow the salt to do as much damage as the changing temp from in a garage and outside. Don't know how much truth to that.......
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whats really sad is the fact that this all seems normal to me as long as it is winter. i have to wash my truck once a week in the winter to attempt to keep it green and not white. (but dang put those colors together and they look pretty good)
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Yeah, it affects everything. The lawns aren't quite as full or green in the areas right next to the road. Half the time the snowplow guy gets a bit over zealous and takes care of that area nyways.[img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] I don't know specifics, but it does mess with the water around here.[img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] Helps to tear the [bleep] out of our already bad roads as well.[img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]

God, roadsalt sucks. Have I mentioned this lately? It and winter are probably the 2 major reasons I am going to move away from Michigan again.[img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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blah that looks so familiar. our roads are white. and then it rains and everyones trucks/cars are white. then it rains and everything is dirty and black again. and then we get 1/2" of snow and the white metal eating stuff comes back. like the episode where homer drives intot he salt tower and it eats neds car in 5 seconds.


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sand and salt SUCKS, few weeks ago we had just enough snow to scare people, the roads got plastered with snow and salt, in 3 days everything was melted, leaving in essence gravel highways [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] if people would learn to drive, in the winter i drive on level b matience roads taht dont get salted or sanded, and i can go just fine, i htink im gonna find myself takeing more and more backroads when i start drivin the GMC shorty, mostly cuz i dont want cancer
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they had a story on salt killing some trees here in chicago and how they are trying to protect them from the salt. i guess the eco-freaks only care about the nature as long as it dosn't inconveniece them personally, no offroading? no road salt! i would be happy with that trade, but they just made the offroading illeagal instead.
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