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Old 12-29-2005, 10:55 PM   #51
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If it were just the outer body panel to worry about rusting it wouldn't be that bad but as some have pointed out it is more than that.

If you have ever crawled under your car to do exhaust, brake or suspension work you will know what I mean.

There isn't a nut or bolt on my 26 year old "garage kept, winter stored" Pontiac that has any rust. Very easy to work on. Don't need to use penetrating oil. Can spin them all the way on by hand.

There are 3 things you need for corrosion.....dust to dust, ashes to ashes....an anode, a cathode (two dissimilar metals or dirt) and an electrolyte (water). The anode is was corrodes. Take any one of those 3 things away and you stop corrosion.
Salt accelerates corrosion by increasing the potential of the electrolyte. Think of a battery. That'* how a battery works. As soon as the anode inside is consumed, the battery dies.

I really love taking my Bonne out on a sunny dry day in March. Everyone thinks it'* brand new. Just like a new car every year. :P

The other benefit of storing a car in the winter is it gives you plenty of time to mod and do it right. This increases the pleasurable driving time during the summer cause all the maintenance and mods were done over the winter.
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Twister, I said that I THOUGHT it was, not necessary the whole car but the outer panels.

2000SilverBullet, I do understand what you're talking about, I've gotten under the car today to install my new polyurthane endlinks. Yeah it was a bit messy but not as bad as I thought it would be. Are you a chemistry geek?

And guys, could you get back to me on the forgiveness asap, it'* piling up on my chest and it sure would help for me to know if I have been banished from this club or forgiven.

Thanks for straightening me out.

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okay,I've got to say it- enough is enough! Shame on those of you that are hitting below the belt and taking pot shots. He posted a simple thread that seems to be getting some peoples drawers in a bunch. Some people store cars for various reasons and others don't. We all can debate this or any other topic but when it starts getting insulting that ISN"T good.

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Thats one thing you might want to take into consideration before you start blabbing your $0.00 opinion
That was totally uncalled for.

If I had a classic car I would store it if I lived in colder climates. I live where it'* nice most of the time. I drive my car daily. There is nothing wrong with a person taking pride in their ride and wanting to protect it from the elements.

Now PLAY NICE!!!!
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Thanks! But it'* partly my fault at the beginning and I accept that. I did call them pansies and sissies, but now I understand that I insulted them without understanding why they chose to store their cars.

They've explained that VERY clearly. I would store a classic car for the winter too. And I would store a limited late model car for the winter too such as a SSR or so.

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This thread was uncalled for.
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He posted in error and has asked for forgiveness. I'm sure he knows NOT to do that again or at least to post the question with better phrasing.

There is not one member here who has never posted a stupid comment or question. Let'* not lynch the dude.
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Ok, I think this thread has derailed too much. I'm going to lock it.
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