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A friendly reminder to prevent fender rust-out
Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:11 PM
About 2 lbs of dirt came out. While my area does not have lots of road salt or snow to deal with, any place that does makes this area vulnerable to cancerous rust.
So be warned! If you haven't done it before the snow starts, get the old stuff out! And make sure to clean this junk out periodically.
Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:19 PM
Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:42 PM
NICE TIP--it's salty around here, Salt Lake City, they put it all over everything the first sign of snow.
Replacing them with plain old mudflaps will cause less junk to be trapped in there.
Posted 31 October 2006 - 08:50 AM
Posted 31 October 2006 - 03:32 PM
My 94's front fenders are nice and lacy down in those corners because of this exact reason. Unfortunately it all happened long before I had the car so I had no chance to stop it. I would imagine that if you blew all the junk out of there with a hose, let it dry well, and then soaked it beyond reason with undercoating spray it would keep very well for a long time.
You could also clean it out and spray it thoroughly with a rust inhibitor. Another thing to watch for (especially if you own a truck) are those chrome or plastic wheel well guards that go over the wheel wells to make your vehicle look pretty. Many newer trucks (4x4s usually) have huge plastic ones that trap a ton of dirt!
Posted 31 October 2006 - 03:55 PM
Posted 31 October 2006 - 10:34 PM
Posted 31 October 2006 - 11:36 PM
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