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absolutezero273c 02-10-2021 09:07 AM

Winter Parking In Garage Promotes Rust
 
Got to wondering if it was a bad idea to drive my e53 in the road salt and brine during the day and then pull it in a nice warm heated petrie dish at night to allow the salt and brine to accelerate the transfer of electrons.

How many of you refrain from parking in the garage in the winter to prevent corrosion?

Clavurion 02-10-2021 09:24 AM

If you want to prevent corrosion carport is better than garage especially if the ventilation / humidity control is not sufficient in the garage.

upallnight 02-10-2021 09:39 AM

Just drive a beater with a heater or buy an Audi.

StephenVA 02-10-2021 09:54 AM

You drive in wet, salted streets?!

EODguy 02-10-2021 10:23 AM

Road salt? What is this sorcery you speak of?[emoji1787]



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bcredliner 02-10-2021 02:22 PM

No carwashes that spray the undercarriage or a do it yourself place in your area?

absolutezero273c 02-10-2021 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Clavurion (Post 1199607)
If you want to prevent corrosion carport is better than garage especially if the ventilation / humidity control is not sufficient in the garage.


No room for a carport but I figured keeping it outside would probably be best. Just wondered if I was being too anal about it really.

absolutezero273c 02-10-2021 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by upallnight (Post 1199608)
Just drive a beater with a heater or buy an Audi.


I had tried that approach already. I had a 2001 330xi that was my daily winter driver until my son decided he wanted to sell his 4.8. I couldn't let that leave the family so we sort of swapped with me paying considerably more. lol

absolutezero273c 02-10-2021 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by bcredliner (Post 1199614)
No carwashes that spray the undercarriage or a do it yourself place in your area?

I would love to but don't want to dull the paint by going through the automatic car wash. I've only washed it by hand to date.


So that really only leaves me hand washing it at a pull in wash bay and hope i get everything underneath with that wand.


I've been planning to get some neutralizer to spray on before washing. I do also treat it with CorrosionX HD before winter and occasionally with the regular CorrosionX through out the winter.

absolutezero273c 02-10-2021 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by StephenVA (Post 1199609)
You drive in wet, salted streets?!

LOL. Better the 4.8 than my e38.


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