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From: Hachiroku ハチロク on 17 Mar 2010 00:11
On Mon, 15 Mar 2010 22:04:30 +0000, fred wrote:
> =?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$B%O%A%m%=2F=1B=28B?= <Trueno(a)e86.GTS> wrote
> in news:hnll17$87g$1(a)news.eternal-september.org:
>> On Sat, 13 Mar 2010 19:53:45 -0600, cuhulin wrote:
>>> Do those things really work?
>> I had one on a Honda, 1988. I think it was $300 back then.
>> My wife kept the car after we separated, and it developed a small amount
>> of rust on the driver's side behind the rear tire where the bumper meets
>> the body. This is the usual spot for rust on ALL Hondas and Acuras.
>> Did it work? Maybe. That was the only rust spot on the entire car. But
>> then, I'm anal anyway and washed and waxed and primped the car for 4
>> years. She had it almost 10 (total) and that was the only place rust
> Unless you live in a place where you get snow and salt in the winter, that
> seems to me a disproof.
>> Would I do it again? Nah. I have a Corolla I bought almost new in 1986,
>> NO rust protection at all. I bought it from the Service Manager at a
>> local Toyota dealer. I asked him about undercoating, etc and he said
>> NO!! The car went 17 years before even showing any rust at all.
> You were asking him to provide it? Don't blame him. It lasts at least two
> years and stops *all* rust if done properly. Excluding paint/chrome
> problems of course. Do any cars *have* chrome anymore?
>> It's interesting the car they use looks like a '90 Subaru Loyale, what's
>> that, 20 years now, and a known rust bucket. I have an '89 GL coupe that
>> looked good when I bought it three years ago and is starting to look
>> like the one depicted. Of course, I only drive mine in the winter in
>> Mass where they use salt even if it only rains.
> Not much snow compared to up here. I've been in Boston at the tail end of
> December and there was 3" of snow on the ground and none on the road as I
> recall. This would have been about 1980.
1980, 81, 82 were some of the lightest winters we've had. They were COLDER
than hell (there's an oxymoron for ya!) but snowfall was light. I was
living in Andover then and we didn't get very much snow at all.
'91, '92, 94 were pretty bad (one storm in '91 dumped 3 feet in one night!)
2007 was really bad. I have a picture showing the front of my house, and
the snow is over the cars!
Yeah, we get ice and snow here, and I was surprised the car held up so
well. Did the electronic rust thingy do it? I dunno, but the car had no
other rust protection... (er, the Honda, that is.)
From: cuhulin on 17 Mar 2010 00:50
On January 30,1966 the temperture in Corinth,Mississippi got down to 19
degrees below zero.
That's cold enough!
From: Hachiroku ハチロク on 18 Mar 2010 00:22
On Tue, 16 Mar 2010 23:50:05 -0500, cuhulin wrote:
> On January 30,1966 the temperture in Corinth,Mississippi got down to 19
> degrees below zero.
> That's cold enough!
Isn't that like June in Vermont?
From: cuhulin on 18 Mar 2010 11:28
It once got up to 115 degrees in Holly Springs.Summers are hot and muggy
and humid.Sweat like a Mule.
From: Hachiroku ハチロク on 18 Mar 2010 12:57
On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 10:28:33 -0500, cuhulin wrote:
> It once got up to 115 degrees in Holly Springs.Summers are hot and muggy
> and humid.Sweat like a Mule.
No thanks We get some humid days here, too but not too many.