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Prepping truck for winter

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by RS69, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. RS69

    RS69 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    All,

    I just wanted to hear how others prep their truck for winter in regards for rust protection. I have a 2005 duramax I bought 4years ago. The underside looked pretty good, very little surface rust of the frame.

    Right after I bought it, I undercoated the frame with POR15 and sprayed amsoil heavy duty protector into the door panels. I have sprayed the door panels with the amsoil every year since. Last week, I tried something new and cheaper. I sprayed the underside of my truck frame rails/cab corners/etc with used motor oil mixed with stp. This was sticky and I heard that others did this with good results, so I wanted to hear if the plow guys on hear do this?
     
  2. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    I do absolutely nothing for rust preparation.
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,977

    So your just saying what you do for rust prevention. I thought it was gunna be what you do to get your trk ready for plow season
     
  4. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,591

    ^^ This. :confused:
     
  5. RS69

    RS69 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Yep, sorry checking in for rust prevention. I restore cars as a hobby and trying to extend any paint, any rust repairs as long as possible.
     
  6. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

    Does your truck now stink like used oil? I really do not like the smell of used motor oil. I am going to try Fluid Film.
     
  7. SnowJunki

    SnowJunki Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 13

    Last year i did some experimenting with fluid film and waste oil. i found that fliud film lasted a month with the amount of rain and slushy snow we had here in maine in december while the oil repeled the ice and snow for much of the season. i didnt go crazy with it so it gets on everything you touch and didnt find it smelt any diffrent. i think this year i will do the same thing coat all my frames and rust prone spots. the best rust prevention you can do is just wash wash wash after everystorm. i ran my last plow truck for 5 years (it was an 04) and never had to replace any brake lines or rockers. what does that tell ya?
     
  8. RS69

    RS69 Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    No oil smell, it did drip for a day or so.
     
  9. SnowJunki

    SnowJunki Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 13

    i would recomend a drive down a dusty road and stay off the paved driveway for a day or two.
     
  10. SnowJunki

    SnowJunki Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 13

    i was thinking about fluid filiming all my connections though. i had a wicked problem with my connections getting water in them and corroding. anyone else do this? i usualy use dielectric grease and it didnt work.
     
  11. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,977

    What connectors are you talking about
     
  12. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    I use dielectric grease on all my plow and spreader connections.
     
  13. SnowJunki

    SnowJunki Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 13

    On the connections for the plow and sander i kept running into problems with water getting in and corroding the connection I scraped out the old grease and the green stuff, cleaned up re-applied dielectric grease. on all my trucks i fought this problem. the year before last i taped up my sander connection but i spaced it last year. i totally forgot to try fluid film. i was wondering if anyone else filmed there connections before or during the season.
     
  14. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,977

    F.F. isn't going to be much better. Might want to look into water proof connectors for the Salter
     
  15. SnowJunki

    SnowJunki Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 13

    yeah fishers polycaster plugs are complicated i had one fail on me one night and i thought i could simply "hotwire" them together. ended up costing me $250 the next day. there's probably a forum on here on how to do it, wish i knew about this place sooner. but anyway i'm not about to cut another one. think ill tape them up this year at least for the sanders.