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Old 11-18-2018, 06:13 PM
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Since my recent purchase of my first home fellas, I think I am going to have to drive my truck in the snow.

I have a spare vehicle which is too embarrassing to say what, but I can't go much more with the truck put away for the winter. Transmission bis going out on the daily driver and I could really really use the truck to keep buying stuff for the house. Toilets, sinks, cabinets ect.

So, my 2007 classic lbz will no longer be a clean 140k truck lol and I'm trally fighting myself! Any recommendations to keep it as descent looking as possible?
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:23 PM
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Keep the truck washed and clean if its that important to you, but you really cant stop rust from forming if you're driving thru salt.

It is, in the end, just a truck.

I remember reading of something to spray on the underneath of the truck to keep it protected, but Ive forgotten what it was.
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Fluid film works great.
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Keep the truck washed and clean if its that important to you, but you really cant stop rust from forming if you're driving thru salt.

It is, in the end, just a truck.

I remember reading of something to spray on the underneath of the truck to keep it protected, but Ive forgotten what it was.

It is lol. Second Duramax I've had and also the second one I have changed the turbo out of. But I think the stock one will be going back in it as well. One day I hope to have a play truck, but I'd really like to get my house good to go first then play.
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:33 PM
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Fluid film works great.
That was it. Thanks.
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Everyday you drive it in harsh condtions give it a good rinse and use that film.
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dissolve a bunch of wax into some gasoline. Spray it onto the surface to be protected. When the gas evaporates it will leave a thin film of protective wax

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The money I spend on winter rats, the worrry I have of the winter rats failing just doesn't work well with now investing in a house.

Going to try the fluid film for sure. Is there a kit that someone is aware of that I can use? Has the spray bottle and I just regulate the air to it.
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Good mud flaps help to keep the paint chips down and touch up all the chips. I was doing it monthly. Just be ready to do the body work when is needed.


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Old 11-19-2018, 07:55 AM
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Buy a gallon of fluid film and a sureshot can, mix it with some wd-40 until it sprays like you want it to. Fluid film does make their own spray gun if you don't have anything else, the last regular siphon gun I tried using wouldn't pick straight fluid film from the can unless it was mixed. Spray it on everything, up in the drain holes of the rockers and cab mounts, it'll be fine come spring time.
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The money I spend on winter rats, the worrry I have of the winter rats failing just doesn't work well with now investing in a house.

Going to try the fluid film for sure. Is there a kit that someone is aware of that I can use? Has the spray bottle and I just regulate the air to it.
I use a gal of fluid film every fall , and they do sell an application kit with the hoses to shove in door jams , rockers ,etc ! My nephew has a repair shop and runs his cars and trucks through the automatic wash a couple times a week and could not figure out why his stuff all rusts so fast until I told him , most car washes recycle there water after running it through a sand filter like a pool has , it makes the water look clean but dose not get the salt out !!! A friend of mine who has a few car washes thought I should know this ! Now you all know to check your local place , they may not admit it !
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I pull the taillights out every fall, through the opening behind the taillight, direct a stream of high pressure water (strong garden hose or pressure washer) to the area where the inner fender meets the bedside, once all of the dirt and mud cease to rinse out, give it some time to dry (compressed air or leaf blower in the same opening) then apply coating.

Do the same for the rockers and cab corners (with a lot less water). Make sure the drain are not blocked.

Same for the door, make sure the drains are open, rinse any dirt out, then coat.

Obviously the same for the front fenders.

I use this stuff;
https://www.crestauto.com/home/HONEY...lon-p113231240

They sell a Shutz gun as well, with a long wand to get in hard to reach areas.
https://www.crestauto.com/home/UNDER...rcescroll=true

https://www.crestauto.com/home/32-WA...rcescroll=true

Some of their other stuff;
https://www.crestauto.com/home/Under...fing-c30572196

This is the GM recommended rust proofing system, if you believe what they say in "SI"
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Old 11-20-2018, 04:25 AM
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3m offers cavity was as well.

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/collisio...jbovJdzCgpJ5Lo
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I pull the taillights out every fall, through the opening behind the taillight, direct a stream of high pressure water (strong garden hose or pressure washer) to the area where the inner fender meets the bedside, once all of the dirt and mud cease to rinse out, give it some time to dry (compressed air or leaf blower in the same opening) then apply coating.

Do the same for the rockers and cab corners (with a lot less water). Make sure the drain are not blocked.

Same for the door, make sure the drains are open, rinse any dirt out, then coat.

Obviously the same for the front fenders.

I use this stuff;
https://www.crestauto.com/home/HONEY...lon-p113231240

They sell a Shutz gun as well, with a long wand to get in hard to reach areas.
https://www.crestauto.com/home/UNDER...rcescroll=true

https://www.crestauto.com/home/32-WA...rcescroll=true

Some of their other stuff;
https://www.crestauto.com/home/Under...fing-c30572196

This is the GM recommended rust proofing system, if you believe what they say in "SI"
You don't pull the plugs on the rear fender wells?
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You don't pull the plugs on the rear fender wells?
Yes, pull the plugs.
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