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post #1 of 24 Old 12-26-2009, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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When is it safe to start driving my Camaro again?

A week ago we got hit by a blizzard. The roads were treated with salt and sand. Last night it rained for 8-10 hrs non stop. Most of the snow is gone already (hopefully most of the salt is gone as well) and I'm dying to drive my Camaro. We're supposed to have decent weather for the next few days. How much longer should I wait until I decide to take my car out of the garage? I don't want my car to have any contact with salt.
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you could always wash it afterwards?

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post #3 of 24 Old 12-26-2009, 08:42 PM
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I know what your going thru. Both, my Corvette and my Camaro are both sitting in my garage. Patiently waiting for spring to arrive. I've been tempted to take the Camaro out on nice days. (because its so new) I love my Corvette, don't get me wrong. Ok, ( take that as you may...) but the Camaro brings back the days when I was young. Cruzing in my 68 ss/rs. She was my first love... I was young. full head of hair.. a little money in my pockets and the girls were crazy about it... The Camaro made it kinda easy to pick up chic's. Ah thoughs were the days. Sorry I degress. Anyway, if you have a winter car/truck. Just bare with it. Remember. Time apart, make the heart grow fonder!


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Take it out and enjoy it.. Just wash the undercarrage real well.. Thats all..

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A week ago we got hit by a blizzard. The roads were treated with salt and sand. Last night it rained for 8-10 hrs non stop. Most of the snow is gone already (hopefully most of the salt is gone as well) and I'm dying to drive my Camaro. We're supposed to have decent weather for the next few days. How much longer should I wait until I decide to take my car out of the garage? I don't want my car to have any contact with salt.
I'd say April..to be safe
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uggh dont let that poor car out till late april, early may. I cringe everytime i drive by a local dealer as they have 3 5thgens outside in the snow bank and one of them a white/orange stripe 2SS burried on a display pad.

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I would wait until march. At least by then the streets should be clear of the left over stuff for good. Plus were I am they put this pre treat mix stuff with brine and who knows what else in it. It splashed up on our Monte SS one time and it ate through a spot on the clear coat.
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A week ago we got hit by a blizzard. The roads were treated with salt and sand. Last night it rained for 8-10 hrs non stop. Most of the snow is gone already (hopefully most of the salt is gone as well) and I'm dying to drive my Camaro. We're supposed to have decent weather for the next few days. How much longer should I wait until I decide to take my car out of the garage? I don't want my car to have any contact with salt.
just wait til' spring. you'll never get all the salt/sand out in 5 washes. my bikes and hot rods only come out after theres been 4-5 downpours in the spring.

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Yeah. Wait until it's been warm and rains a bunch. In MD they are starting to spray a mixture of salt brine and beet molasses on the roads. I can't wait to see the increase in roadkills.

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you could always wash it afterwards?
Salt will get in there no matter how much you wash it.
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