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Old 12-06-2018, 06:53 AM   #101
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The problem Iíve had with cars/trucks rusting out is the bottoms of the painted panels on the sides. I wouldnít get too worked up over underbody coatings.

For $20/month you can get a mister car wash unlimited package. $30 for the ultimate wash package. Definitely worth the $$$, there are mister car washes all over around here. Keeps the salt off in the winter.
That is a good practice, but not sure about a truck with rack and side boxes going through the mechanical washing systems.

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Salt? That stuff the put on the roads in MI is nasty stuff. Like some sort of brine.

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They put that stuff down almost every day from mid November to May. We get some lake effect so almost every day thereís at least a dusting. Itís not always enough to plow but it makes the roads slippery so they dump on the salt.
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They put that stuff down almost every day from mid November to May. We get some lake effect so almost every day thereís at least a dusting. Itís not always enough to plow but it makes the roads slippery so they dump on the salt.
That stuff is nasty. Almost impossible to wash off. What ever happened to sand? Sand worked, didn't rot out your truck, was probably cheaper too.

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That is a good practice, but not sure about a truck with rack and side boxes going through the mechanical washing systems.

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Plus you canít have anything in the bed of the truck

Every car wash I go to the attendance looks in the back of the truck to make sure itís completely clear because Iím assuming the blowers will blow everything out

Basically my truck is never eligible to go through a car wash


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Thanks for that info.

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"Nox-Rust*X-121B (also known as "Nox-Rust*X-121 Black") dries to a firm wax-like film that will repel water, self-heal, and remain flexible at low temperatures. Can be easily applied using low-pressure airless equipment."


It is my understanding Nox-rust isn't very durable much longer than a year.

Dinitrol 479 appears to be a longer lasting product. However, still not sure about applying Dinitrol over Nox-Rust.


"DINITROL 479 Black 1 L 12-P

DINITROL 479 is a thick corrosion preventative compound with a ĒrubberyĒ consistency which forms a very hard, elastic, wear resistant protective film with extremely good sound damping pro-perties. The product has high thixotropy, contains low aromatic solvent that do not attack paints, plastics and rubber parts of the car. The thick layer of coating has a heavy-duty structure, which looks like orange peel and absorbs very well outside road noise resonance from vibrations of vehicle parts as well as damps sound from stone chip and sand attacks. The product withstands heavy mechanical wear with excellent adhesion properties. DINITROL 479 is an approved alternative for wheel arches covers from plastic or felt. The product has good adhesion to painted and primed surfaces, original PVC and steel and ensures reliable protection from corrosion. DINITROL 479 is designed as sound deadening and corrosion protective product for treatment of underbody *components, like wheel arches, door sill plates of all kinds of vehicles, busses, trucks, trailers etc."

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Itís actually a very durable product unfortunately Chevy had some control issues a few years ago with application where it was failing prematurely

I personally like the wax coating however I absolutely despise doing anything underneath the truck because if you barely touch it with your hands or clothes it get it all over


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Plus you canít have anything in the bed of the truck

Every car wash I go to the attendance looks in the back of the truck to make sure itís completely clear because Iím assuming the blowers will blow everything out

Basically my truck is never eligible to go through a car wash


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I always have to clean out whateverís in the bed before I go. I donít like **** sliding around back there anyways so itís usually pretty clean. If you have something heavy they let you through. I had a bunch of lumber scraps once and they cleaned it all out and threw it away for me.
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Saw these the other day. Gms, i think they were gas trucks not sure though


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That is fugly
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New trucks keep getting worse looking every year.

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That is fugly
Beautiful and they got rid of that hideous bow tie.
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I always have to clean out whateverís in the bed before I go. I donít like **** sliding around back there anyways so itís usually pretty clean. If you have something heavy they let you through. I had a bunch of lumber scraps once and they cleaned it all out and threw it away for me.
They let it go through with a cooler.

I try to only haul around a cooler lol

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Https://www.gmpartsdirect.com is where I'll probably get a few accessories to install myself.

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This just got ordered.

https://www.chevrolet.com/previous-y...stalCode=49345

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You going to put plows on it?
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You going to put plows on it?
I might for personal and family use. The Alaska package got me some upgrades I wanted. I'll have the dealership take off the decal.

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Very nice. I thought I would miss the diesel sound when I went gas, but the 6.0 has a nice growl to it.

Does the 2018 have the same engine they have run for the last 10 years or more? I heard they were going to upgrade/redesign it. 2019 maybe? It might make me nervous to have the first year of any engine/tranny.

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Very nice. I thought I would miss the diesel sound when I went gas, but the 6.0 has a nice growl to it.

Does the 2018 have the same engine they have run for the last 10 years or more? I heard they were going to upgrade/redesign it. 2019 maybe? It might make me nervous to have the first year of any engine/tranny.

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This is a 2019 build, same engine they've had for the last few years. I hear 2020 is "new" engine and the body similar to the 1500.

The brown metalic will go better with my company's colors over the graphite metalic.

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