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Old 07-02-2007
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I got sand in my shorts

Took the truck out to the coast the other day and ended up driving it threw the water. i just got the under carriage sprayed at the car wash but there’s still sand stuck to the bottom, what’s the best way to wash this off… I was thinking of just parking it in the river but im not sure if that would help. I really don’t want to crawl under there w/ a brush and hose
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I really don’t want to crawl under there w/ a brush and hose
pressure washer and a stick

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get a water sprinkler that sprays up and goes like in a 180 degree circle..and place that under the truck it will knock it off
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salt water?
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isnt that bad tho? salt mainly??? equals rust I thought
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i wouldn't go in salt. i'm sure it will be fine if you wash it really well though.
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ya salts = rust and thats bad, but it was so much fun! plus if it rusts out ill take it back to the dealer and say i dont know how that happened but it needs to be fixed
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You have a 5 year 100,000 mile factory rust warranty on your truck. I have used it. My right inner fender had a bunch of rust on it and was sandblasted(I think) and fixed and the left one had so much rust that it was completely replaced.
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does that warranty also account for rust on your frame???
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You definately need to clean it really well. Your river idea would work if the water is flowing enough to actually clean it. However, at that point your truck will be washed away down river and you have a whole new problem.

Pressure washer and patience.
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You have a 5 year 100,000 mile factory rust warranty on your truck. I have used it. My right inner fender had a bunch of rust on it and was sandblasted(I think) and fixed and the left one had so much rust that it was completely replaced.
you got a REALLY REALLY NICE dealer... the policy actually states it only covers rust THREW as in HOLES.. surface rust is a way of life... dad fought with the dealer over this one for the longest time with his 98 f-150 and his doors rusting but beause its only for rust threw they wont honor it.. dealers up here arnt as nice being everything rust like crazy
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if you where to sand, primer, and paint your frame with say something like
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would that stop the rust
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i read in another thread, they used Simple Green to clean out the engine compartment by just hosing it down, spraying it with simplegreen and letting it set for like 15 min. rinse and repeat one more time and resulted in a BEUTIFUL clean. perhaps this could save you some time with the frame clenaing. Im going to try the Simple Green plan on my truck on friday, ill take befor and after pics and let you know.

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if you where to sand, primer, and paint your frame with say something like
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would that stop the rust
If it says it on the can, id say yes.
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i read in another thread, they used Simple Green to clean out the engine compartment by just hosing it down, spraying it with simplegreen and letting it set for like 15 min. rinse and repeat one more time and resulted in a BEUTIFUL clean. perhaps this could save you some time with the frame clenaing. Im going to try the Simple Green plan on my truck on friday, ill take befor and after pics and let you know.
This works really really well. Though I have a hard time sometimes keeping up with the drying time. The weather is so dry here in Utah that by time you get the whole engine bay sprayed with Simple Green the other half has dried again and so then has the Simple Green. Other than that, it works awesome, and its relatively cheap.
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This works really really well. Though I have a hard time sometimes keeping up with the drying time. The weather is so dry here in Utah that by time you get the whole engine bay sprayed with Simple Green the other half has dried again and so then has the Simple Green. Other than that, it works awesome, and its relatively cheap.

8$ for a gallon of concentrate that makes 15 gallons. on top of that theres multiple types. including simple green MAX which is specific for engine cleaning and degreasing. but ya, it does have a tendancy to leave spots if you let it dry too much when you clean it.
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Taking your truck in salt water is a big no no... Trust me, Stone and I live where they use salt on the roads every winter, it will ruin your vehicle long before its life is over...
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if you where to sand, primer, and paint your frame with say something like
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would that stop the rust

it wont do the job. POR15 is the best.
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Yea, you don't want to mess with salt-water. Get one of those lawn sprinkers that spray from side to side and put it underneath the truck and let it run for awhile.
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