<VV> Re:RUST BELT VOICES(little or no vair)

N2VZD@aol.com N2VZD@aol.com
Sun, 22 Aug 2004 03:13:54 EDT

my main concerns on rust here is the amount of gas tanks/senders and brake 
tubing that  are being replaced after not enough years.  the garage was 
replaceing brake tubing the other day on a 2001 car. every day sees gas tanks not that 
old in the trash bin. gas senders on most cars set down in a recessed area 
that catches salt and holds it there. it rots the pipes off the 
senders...nowdays most are under pressure so gas leaks under pressure. the seams are turned 
upwards on a tank so salt stays on the edges rotting  it out. the only time they 
discover this is when the tank is full ...
just observations from my "stopping by" my old place of business. most 
attempts at rustproofing only make things worse. spraying oil or cosmoline helps 
more that anything else but it must be done at least  once a year .i could go on 
but you guys out west probably dont know what a torch is really for...regards  
tim colson