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Slightly OT: Salt In Washington (the state)
Posted 12 September 2003 - 10:01 PM
And how's the salt up out west? My Subie's got a lot of rust-rot from the amount that NY lays down... might be a good reason to move out west .
Posted 12 September 2003 - 10:43 PM
Posted 12 September 2003 - 11:49 PM
My current subaru has been a washington car from the time it was new until I drove it down to TX a few months ago.. it has one rust spot about the size of a dime on the rear gate.. just surface rust though.. not rusted through.
As ed says, they just use sand on the roads.. no need for salt.. theres only a couple of days of snow each year, usually followed by a couple of days of ice.. most people just stay home
Posted 12 September 2003 - 11:59 PM
Yep, I'm in the wrong side of the country. In Troy, we're lucky if the streets are plowed clean for a few days out of the winter season.
I'm still stuck on the idea that there's gotta be some surefire way to keep salt from getting at the underside of my Subie. I'm hoping I'm going to be able to stop the rust that's already there, too... I have really fallen for this car
Posted 13 September 2003 - 12:56 AM
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Posted 14 September 2003 - 11:26 AM
It probably snows here combined in the winter like 10 inches.
They never use salt and here in Clark County (Vancouver) they don't even use gravel anymore.
My uncle works for the county and says the biodegradable and enviro friendly chemicals they spray on the roads (much like a water truck to keep dust down in construction sites, etc) is WAY more cost effective than gravel or salt.
The winters here aren't gnarly enough for them to waste a bunch of the state's/county's money on salt or extended efforts to make the 1" snow covered roads "drivable."
If anyone is in this area, you'll know what I mean with the lack of funding and weak winters we have.
Posted 14 September 2003 - 01:57 PM
Posted 14 September 2003 - 03:05 PM
Posted 14 September 2003 - 09:06 PM
The worst thing about the gravel and sand they spread is that it makes riding your mortorcycle on the first nice day of the year REEEALLY tricky. I've had a couple of pretty "puckery" suprises turning onto side streets!
Posted 14 September 2003 - 09:37 PM
It also does seem to be correct in saying that you guys down there have all the good, rare soobs too. Alaska is PACKED with old subarus, but even an ea82 turbowagon is a rare sight here. Not even many brats around any more. They're nearly all carbed or SPFI ea82 wagons (and of course later-model cars as well). Also, Alaskans are notorious for treating cars, especially subarus, like crap. My car is probably the nicest subaru in Haines, and it's got a bunch of body damage on one side.
Posted 14 September 2003 - 10:47 PM
and they are like "what is a ziebart"
not really, but it might as well be that way................
you should see some of the ford tempos that run around. i'm talking about rust holes in the roof!
i bet they dont sell any bondo out west!
people drive around cars a lot worse than the ones in junkyards out west thats fer sure!
Posted 15 September 2003 - 03:32 PM
You have salt crystals forming on your car evey couple of days in the winter season:madder:
We export train loads of salt out of here....
Cars have no chance here:boohoo:
Whine, whine, whine...
82 Hatch, holes in the floor
01 Forester, undercoated!
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