I hate salt! - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-19-2005, 04:43 PM   #11
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 19,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1993 SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
I don't think the calcuim is as corrosive...anyone?
i dont think it is.....i think its used because it is more effective on the roads than the salt
1993 SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2005, 05:59 PM   #12
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
toastedoats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fitchburg Ma _ToastedRice_
Posts: 6,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
toastedoats is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1993 SLE
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
I don't think the calcuim is as corrosive...anyone?
i dont think it is.....i think its used because it is more effective on the roads than the salt
i dont believe it is corrosive either, many municipalities/states are switching to it because it can be applied before a storm, and it coats the road surface much more evenly, instead of having patchy spots everywhere, it also is more effective and efficient
toastedoats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2005, 06:48 PM   #13
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 2,936
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sse1990 is on a distinguished road
Default

Some of the places I drive have switched to the calcium. On other benefit is that there is less waste since what you put on the road stays on the road. YES I did have it under coated last year, but not sure if it was done the previous 13-14 years. I think it is just the fact of being up north here.

I am updating my post in the 87-91 section about the problem under the car.
sse1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2005, 06:50 PM   #14
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Mike...if you distract Randy...I'll grab the keys to frankie
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2005, 07:04 PM   #15
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 2,936
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sse1990 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Mike...if you distract Randy...I'll grab the keys to frankie
That'* my plan, I am starting to save up NOW!!, lol.
sse1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2005, 08:26 PM   #16
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 7,545
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hans is on a distinguished road
Default

calcium costs way too much for idaho. we get salt, if that. luckilly it is in the 30s today so everything is melting. but the car is white with salt.
Hans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 12:40 PM   #17
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
wakefieldl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: dekalb illinois
Posts: 1,916
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wakefieldl is on a distinguished road
Default hey i think it could be worse

i had a 89 caddy coupe deville and it cracked right on the bottom of the headers weh was that loud
wakefieldl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 01:51 PM   #18
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

One tip for those of you in salt usage areas, when the snow melts or is slushy. Drive around, this will help to rinse most of the salt that was picked up while driving in the snow etc.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 02:35 PM   #19
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
One tip for those of you in salt usage areas, when the snow melts or is slushy. Drive around, this will help to rinse most of the salt that was picked up while driving in the snow etc.
Ummmm, where do you think the salt goes when it gets slushy out???? That'* right! Into the melted snow slush/water. Ergo, there'* a slight problem with your theory.....

Best bet is even the cheapest drive through car wash. You're better off paying more for the underbody spray and all, but even the cheapo "Squirt some some and rinse" wash will help keep contaminates to a minimum til spring.
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2005, 07:21 PM   #20
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elberton, GA
Posts: 5,242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ga93sle is on a distinguished road
Default Re: I hate salt!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sse1990
I hate salt!
I'm sure the salt hates you to. lol j/k

Salt sucks. You should have seen my uncles old Dodge *he lived in SD*.
ga93sle is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Snow & Salt (56K go hit the gym) McGrath Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 8 02-10-2006 07:15 PM
Hate it hate it hate it!!! MOS95B Lounge 3 02-22-2005 12:05 AM
salt or sand? glorkar Lounge 17 12-29-2004 12:07 AM
Underbody Neons + snow and salt = ? bonnie94ssei General GM Chat 15 09-01-2004 06:03 PM
salt flats bonnie parts 94_SSEi_Custom 1992-1999 8 11-08-2002 02:44 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:54 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.