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Offline jphillips3333

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Re: 2010 Banit Run Rumor??
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2009, 06:16:37 PM »
I've got a 4WD ... sounds like a good way to scam the tourists.  Great idea ...
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Re: 2010 Banit Run Rumor??
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2009, 07:59:38 PM »
Hardy Har Har John!  I can keep the car straight!  lol

Now stopping is another thing.........hehehehe

Oh, I don't think I will take my baby in the sand, plus Frank will probably yell at me.
He always tells me with my 4WD Rodeo that "NOOOO, don't go on the beach!  Do you have any clue what all that sand does to the car?"
Dang it!  I love 4 wheelin.
Can't wait for the run though!!
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Re: 2010 Banit Run Rumor??
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2009, 08:47:11 PM »
He always tells me with my 4WD Rodeo that "NOOOO, don't go on the beach!  Do you have any clue what all that sand does to the car?"
Dang it!  I love 4 wheelin.

Actually, with beach sand it's not the silicon particles that do the damage.  Those are so fine that they don't do any real damage to the undercarriage, and it's no different than driving on a dirt road.  The problem is that beach sand is loaded with SALT.  When you drive on a beach the stuff that gets blown up into the nooks and crannies is loaded with salt particles from the ocean spray.  It will work it's way back up into frame members and body joints in solid form, then set there awaiting a little moisture.  The first time it gets wet (like the next time you drive it in the rain), the salt begins its unstoppable work of corroding the metal around it.

Back in the late 50s/early 60s our family vacationed yearly in Florida, specifically Daytona.  My dad drove the family 57 Ford Custom up and down the beach until he found a decent place to perch for the day.  Within 3 years the rocker panels rusted through and the frame began corroding badly.  In those days corrosion protection consisted only of exterior primer and paint, and otherwise the metal was just bare steel.  When my dad complained to the dealer the dealer just asked him if he'd been to Florida with the car -- apparently they saw it enough, even here in Indiana, to know it was a problem.

I also know a guy who had a late-90s Jeep that he had to dump after the frame rusted through from the inside.  He had bought it used from somebody in NC who used it along a beach area, and salt/sand worked its way into a boxed frame section.  His flirst clue of trouble was when a rust hole appeared on the frame.  Inspection revealed the entire thing was corroded from the inside and really in poor shape.

So beach sand is really some pretty corrosive stuff, due to the extremely high proportion of salt in it.

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Re: 2010 Banit Run Rumor??
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2009, 01:23:05 AM »
i always get a kick out of the car ads that show a new car splashing through the surf.
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Re: 2010 Banit Run Rumor??
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2010, 01:32:59 PM »
OHHHHHHH ok, well then I won't be doing the beach thing any time soon.
What about off roading, like in mud?
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Re: 2010 Banit Run Rumor??
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2010, 06:42:45 PM »
What about off roading, like in mud?

Mud holds moisture, but as long as it doesn't contain salt it's not that bad.

On a side note, ALL cars are better off if you keep them in a dry environment.  Parking your treasured TA in an unheated garage next to your daily driver as the snow/slush melts off it and stands in puddles on the floor is not good -- you TA is essentially setting in a high-moisture environment, and that can't do anything but promote rust and corrosion.  My garage is technically "semi-heated" in that it's attached to the house, and never drops below 40 F but it's not kept "shirt sleeve warm" either.  But I run a dehumidifier year-round (have to use a self-defrosting model) and use ceiling fans and box fans to keep the air turned over.  That combination dries up any moisture tracked in by my other daily drivers and the normal humidity level is about 35% RH.  Less than 50% really keeps stuff from rusting, so I know my TA isn't silently turning into a rust bucket while it's setting there.