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How do FSP states rate on use of road salt?
« on: August 05, 2003, 10:59:16 pm »

It's commonly assumed that Northeast states use a lot of road salt which corrodes cars. Just what is the difference between each state?

People in some drier western states have old, old cars and trucks in pristine condition. Should we even consider moving to the salt and rust states?

Should I bring my old collector Camaro to the northeast?
Should I keep it in a garage most of the year?
Maybe I should sell it out here where it will stay unrusted for decades more.

Westerners may not know of what I refer to.
Here are some links.
http://www.truckload.org/infocenter/stories/HDT_01_killerchemicals.htm
http://www.saltinstitute.org/30.html
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Re:How do FSP states rate on use of road salt?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2003, 11:01:54 pm »

Actually, a lot of Northeastern states use cinders on the road.  Better for the environment, and just as effective.

Did you know that a few years ago Yellowstone was closed on July 4th -- because of a huge snowstorm?!?!?!?!

Man, that be one weird place.   8)
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Re:How do FSP states rate on use of road salt?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2003, 11:03:18 pm »

It's commonly assumed that Northeast states use a lot of road salt which corrodes cars. Just what is the difference between each state?

People in some drier western states have old, old cars and trucks in pristine condition. Should we even consider moving to the salt and rust states?

Should I bring my old collector Camaro to the northeast?
Should I keep it in a garage most of the year?
Maybe I should sell it out here where it will stay unrusted for decades more.

Westerners may not know of what I refer to.
Here are some links.
http://www.truckload.org/infocenter/stories/HDT_01_killerchemicals.htm
http://www.saltinstitute.org/30.html

You don't use salt?  You do you get the snow of the road?  In Memphis we use salt, sand, and coal.

Do not worry, Hank.  I have family in upstate NY that have old collector cars.  They only drive the cars when the weather is perfect and I would hope the same thing is true for the rest of the country.
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