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Old 01-18-2020, 01:48 PM
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Jumped on 495 south in Massholeville this afternoon to circle back around to NH. Snow tonight.
Roads completely dry.

some big ass DPW truck with a huge tank on it is in the middle lane spaying tons of liquid. No escaping it.
Turn the wipers on and it smears like oil. Washer fluid did nothing. Couldn’t see a thing.
cars are all over the place dropping down to 20mph.
I got off the highway and made a porthole.
Got to the car wash and the car was covered in a WD40 like film.

asinine and dangerous. Should have had 3 troopers tailing this thing keeping people back
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Pretreatment to prevent road icing.
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From the MA DOT site:

Liquid Magnesium Chloride

  • Liquid magnesium chloride prevents snow and ice from sticking to the roads.
  • It works in lower temperatures, and is less harmful to both the environment and snow plows.
  • However, it is expensive and must be applied at specific times.

Liquid Brine

  • Brine prevents snow and ice from sticking to the pavement.
  • It is effective for pre-treatment, and easy to apply to the roads.
  • It is less expensive and has fewer restrictions on when it can be applied.
  • However, it does not work well at extremely low temperatures.

either way, you’re going to want to get that off your paint ASAP.

The Problem With Magnesium Chloride Deicer

As we mentioned above, magnesium chloride’s downfall is its corrosiveness. It eats through metal and rubber very quickly. This means no vehicle’s exposure to the substance goes without some damage.

This is very important to understand. Axles, wires, nuts, brake systems, ball joints and more can all suffer due to corrosion caused by magnesium chloride. Damage to a corrosion weakened ball joint or axle while driving means you are likely going to be in an accident.

And even if the worst doesn’t occur, undercarriage rust can lead to eventual minor problems like leaking oil pans and exhaust systems. Plus, rust can eat a hole straight through your car’s frame or body panels.

https://www.prestigeimports.net/avoi...loride-deicer/
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Originally Posted by Tainui View Post
From the MA DOT site:




either way, you’re going to want to get that off your paint ASAP.
oh I did. My biggest issue was visibility was zilch
Old 01-18-2020, 02:34 PM
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i miss when just dirt was put down

now its all chemicals and shit

not good for the roads, environment, cars, etc

but i am guessing its cheaper than dirt or someone is making bank selling it?
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Yep, you think salt is bad? The liquid treatment is 10x worse.

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Our town has switched from the traditional sand and salt to pre-brining all of our roads about 24 hours before a storm. Friend that works for the town told me it saves money in both materials and more importantly overtime.

It's really bad for your car.
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The irony of all this is that the salt, brine, and chemicals they lay down, is the government ends up being one of the bigger polluters.
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New York's road salt 'king' owns the Newport car museum. There's gold in that thar salt!


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Massachusetts, cuz F*you, that's why.
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I spoke to our local DOT rep years ago and at least back then, they used to spray the salt stockpile in the local garage with an anti-corrosive agent. Not sure if the liquid brine has this in it or not.
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Originally Posted by mymojo View Post
New York's road salt 'king' owns the Newport car museum. There's gold in that thar salt!

mojo, any more info on him? Took my son there last year, very cool. What does this guy do?
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Originally Posted by caper View Post
Pretreatment to prevent road icing.
Exactly. Slow down and stay off their bumper.

This isn't Rocket Science.
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Originally Posted by Misterfu02 View Post
I spoke to our local DOT rep years ago and at least back then, they used to spray the salt stockpile in the local garage with an anti-corrosive agent. Not sure if the liquid brine has this in it or not.
Somebody is trying to feed you a load of crap. If the was such a thing as an anti-corrosive “agent” for salt it would inhibit the salt from melting snow and ice. Chemistry is funny that way... It’s that pesky little minus sign’s fault.



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Originally Posted by Qb1rdman View Post
Exactly. Slow down and stay off their bumper.

This isn't Rocket Science.
stay off their bumper? The truck was in the middle lane of a 3 lane highway doing 50 on a dry Saturday afternoon spraying shit all over the place and every car in any lane trying to get by it got douched with chemicals that destroyed windshield visibility and, from what I have read, roaches your vehicle.

Rocket science? Try hooked on phonics jagoff
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Originally Posted by Hooper View Post
mojo, any more info on him? Took my son there last year, very cool. What does this guy do?
the owners name is Gunther Buerman.
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Originally Posted by STEELA View Post
stay off their bumper? The truck was in the middle lane of a 3 lane highway doing 50 on a dry Saturday afternoon spraying shit all over the place and every car in any lane trying to get by it got douched with chemicals that destroyed windshield visibility and, from what I have read, roaches your vehicle.

Rocket science? Try hooked on phonics jagoff
I think he was saying maybe you shouldn’t try to pass the big truck spraying shit. Maybe hang back and get to your destination 6 minutes later instead of getting corrosive chemicals all over your car.
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Originally Posted by rusbob View Post
I think he was saying maybe you shouldn’t try to pass the big truck spraying shit. Maybe hang back and get to your destination 6 minutes later instead of getting corrosive chemicals all over your car.
I get it. If 75 wasn’t idle speed it would make sense. I jumped from middle to right lane and dropped speed only to have people up my ass, then jumping in front of me, then braking due to the visibility issue. It was complete bedlam. Then people punching it to get around this thing, none of which could see shit.
and I do apologize to him for the comment.
just have to be there I guess.
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Jumped on 495 south in Massholeville this afternoon to circle back around to NH

Nice.
Old 01-18-2020, 10:40 PM
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I'm so glad people choose to live there.

It was almost 70 here today.

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