<VV> What it's like in salt country

Michael mmccrae6 at cox.net
Sun Feb 4 18:15:01 EST 2018

Are Z-bart treatments for the underside of the cars still available...it 
preserved my 68 van for 30 years against salt deterioration.

Mike McCrae

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From: "Steven J. Serenska via VirtualVairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
To: "virtualvairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: 2/4/2018 10:37:31 AM
Subject: <VV> What it's like in salt country

>It was a balmy 19 degrees yesterday here in New England just before 
>noon, so I decided to take a walk to the post office instead of 
>The photos below are evidence for anyone from the southern or western 
>states who've ever wondered why those of us in the north take our cars 
>off the roads from November through April.
>The first photo shows a street by a row of small boat- and sail-making 
>factories around the corner from our home.  Compare the color of the 
>overall road surface to the areas where there are a few puddles.  The 
>color of the road is normally the color of where the puddles are.  The 
>second shows what the salt build-up does to hubs, rockers, and bumpers.
>There was actually an absolutely white area on the road just behind 
>where these photos were taken, but it was partially in and out of the 
>sun and I'm not good enough with these devices to know how to apply the 
>correct filter(s) to sort it all out.
>There's a reason why many ads say "original California car" or 
>"rust-free Arizona parts".  If you're looking at a car from the north, 
>look for the words "always garaged".
>Go Patriots.
>Steven "salty" Serenska
>Bristol, Rhode Island
>1965 Monza Convertible, 110/4, in the garage
>1966 Corsa Coupe, 140/4, in the garage
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