Underside rust from saltwater

Beediz

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Sep 23, 2019
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jon denzer
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Hi! I hope you're all well and safe.

I would just like to ask how you protect your vehicles from rust due to saltwater corrosion. Anybody here has a way to prevent the oxidation process from occurring? I have a tonneau cover I got from 4wheelonline to protect the truck bed. However, I just recently noticed a small rusting part on the underside of my truck. Do you guys wash your vehicle at home after fishing trips to prevent this?
 

kevina

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Sep 10, 2006
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redondo beach
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kev
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25' aqua sport
The best way and your still probably going to have some spot/spots that was not completely rinsed off, Is to go to one of those Car washes that you drive through or similar and get the best under carriage/underside you can get. Or you can crawl under the car and rinse it yourself (this method is not my first choice) if there no car washes in your vicinity. Saltwater is like a cancer, It's hard to see and ultimately destroy metal.
 

mullet

Metal Fabricator
Jan 10, 2006
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Mike
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19"Gregor
The guys that live on the coast in the PNW get their vehicles under coated .
 

gecsr1

28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"
Jul 15, 2005
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Poway Ca
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Gary
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28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II" / PlainJaneRods
time for a new truck...LOL