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Salt Water Softener


Ted Feight
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We moved into a new home in the country in September. Life out here is a little different than the city.

Thus my questions: Should I worry about washing my cars with water softener salt water? The water is currently to salty tasting.

Thank you in advance!

God bless!

Ted Feight

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2 hours ago, Ted Feight said:

Thank you Justa6.

I was worried about rust?

God bless!

Ted Feight

Not enough to worry about.  When washing at home, I like to blow out the bottom of windshield and rear windows with air compressor as these spots hold water.  I try NOT to get water on door windows, as it ends up in the door bottoms.  But that's JUSTA me.

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Thank you again!

That is a good idea.  I have to wash the engine on the Catalina and will use the air pressure on that.

Good bless!

Ted

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Ted - some other ideas are from the Griot's Garage catalog

A portable mineral de-ionizer $300 - it connects to your garden hose

https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/portable+water+deionizer.do?sortby=ourPicksAscend&page=2&from=fn

An Airstream Drying gun - $110

https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/airstream+drying+gun.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=fn

Or an 8-HP air blower at $450 - a little pricey for my book

https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/8+horsepower+air+blower.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=fn

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9 minutes ago, Frosty said:

Both these seem a little pricey for what they are but suppose from them it's probably quality.

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2 hours ago, Ringo64 said:

Both these seem a little pricey for what they are but suppose from them it's probably quality.

I would spring for the de-ionizer if I thought my water was hard enough. Ditto the hand gun if I didn't own an air compressor already.

13 minutes ago, JUSTA6 said:

Not otta my pocket.....Leaf blower for the win!   If you don't have an air nozzle for your compressor, they are less than $5

Gas or electric? I would think electric would be the only one you would want to use in this scneario JUSTA avoid any sort of gas contamination off of your clean ride - especially avoid a two-stroke leaf blower (which I also own).

 

Again - I wanted to give Ted some options, nothing more.

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41 minutes ago, Frosty said:

I would spring for the de-ionizer if I thought my water was hard enough. Ditto the hand gun if I didn't own an air compressor already.

Gas or electric? I would think electric would be the only one you would want to use in this scneario JUSTA avoid any sort of gas contamination off of your clean ride - especially avoid a two-stroke leaf blower (which I also own).

 

Again - I wanted to give Ted some options, nothing more.

:rofl: YES I am that cheap.  I've used my electric leaf blower to get Maple seeds N leaves from cracks N crevaces in ALL my cars and boat. 

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I know you are cheap - you and your neighbors won't even pave your own road to save on car washes. LOL! :rofl:

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These all seem like great ideas.

I have always used my leaf blower, professional grade.

Great to hear from you all.

God bless!

Ted

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1 hour ago, Ted Feight said:

These all seem like great ideas.

I have always used my leaf blower, professional grade.

Great to hear from you all.

God bless!

Ted

Ted could ya help the Pontiac Museum in Pontiac Mich with a couple votes over the next week?  Would sure be nice to win the grant $$.   Thankz 

Justa schroll back to top of page.

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