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Care for some salt?
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The ferret Offline
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Care for some salt?
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told you our township street dept went a little overboard putting down salt for the 1/2" of snow we got last week that melted the next day

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12-19-2017 03:39 PM
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Blockhead Online
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Pittsburgh
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RE: Care for some salt?
Looks like the spreader went haywire...happens here all the time too.

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12-19-2017 04:17 PM
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RE: Care for some salt?
How nice of those guys to give you a little "extrey."
12-19-2017 05:02 PM
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RE: Care for some salt?
Hey DAC, how ya been bud?

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12-19-2017 05:04 PM
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RE: Care for some salt?
Hey Mickey. All's good mostly, thanks. Been something of a crazy year but could've been worse. Hoping to make the 2018 rally. Put a total of 2,800 miles on the bike in '17 and want more next year. Promise to be more sociable too!

Hope you and the rest of the good peeps on this forum have a safe and Happy Holidays!
12-19-2017 06:28 PM
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RE: Care for some salt?
have always wondered how the salt effects vehicles and in this case bikes with chrome fenders ? I see you favor the ST in the cold and can not blame you Thumbs Up

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12-19-2017 07:29 PM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: Care for some salt?
You too DAC. Year could have been better for both of us lol. Hope 18 is a better year for you and hope to see you at the rally.

use2be... Yep ST sees most of the bad weather miles, although I rode both of them today, and the CB sees most of the warm weather miles. Different tools for different jobs so to speak.

I think salt is not an much of an issue in the dry, but could be in the damp conditions. I have ridden year round up here for decades and it has not been much of an issue for me.

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12-19-2017 07:38 PM
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Guth Online
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RE: Care for some salt?
Jeez Louise that's a lot of salt. Looks like the road crew spent a bit too much time watching those fancy cooking shows on TV and ended up getting a bit carried away with the spices.

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12-19-2017 07:59 PM
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RE: Care for some salt?
(12-19-2017 07:29 PM)use2b Wrote:  have always wondered how the salt effects vehicles and in this case bikes with chrome fenders ?

Salt makes paint flake, steel rust, chrome pit, aluminum decay, and copper wiring oxidize (turn green). That is why airports use urea on their runways to melt ice instead of salt.

Salt was one of the reasons for for the Rusty Ford era. Hence the old joke about Chevy owners going down to the Ford dealership to listen to the cars rust.

Here in Canada we use white vinegar to remove salt spots from car paint and carpets. It is also handy when you open a flash light or other device and find an old battery has left a white deposit on the terminals. Vinegar on a Q-Tip will make the deposit fuzz up so the terminals can be cleaned.

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12-19-2017 09:48 PM
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stateboy Offline
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Care for some salt?
The Detroit area where I grew up, salt was a staple on the winter roads (which was mined in tunnels nearly 1/4 mile under Detroit - http://detroitsalt.com/history ). My dad would have me put Naval Jelly, a pink gel product from the car parts store, on the chrome bumpers of his cars back in the late 60s/early 70s followed by Simoniz chrome polish. It worked rather well. I don't know what the jelly's makeup was. A quick check on the internet shows that it apparently is still available.


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12-20-2017 08:51 AM
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