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I'm just curious how the under-body seams,frame section etc... are holding out against salt,rust, paint peeling and so on.........I must say that the underneath and the frame has by far the best finish on it that I've seen on any factory vehicle.

I'd like to stay away from getting it oil sprayed if I can and just do my best at keeping it dry since we only drive it in the summer anyway.

Does anybody know how the frame was painted anyway I'm curious ? Dipped ? Powder coated ? Electro-static ?......
 

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Hey man how you doing? I know MBbrazen drives his all year long. I'm not sure if you guys met or not, we never did get together for sunday night cruise. I have not met any other Manitoba owners yet:( anyway maybe he can chime in or of course anybody for that matter.

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This is my fifth winter driving in Manitoba winters. Only drive it when the road conditions are good. No evidence of any damage, rust or corrosion from the sand/salt mixture that is used on the roads. I use an oil pan heater and it starts and drives as well in the winter as the summer. It's not garaged either. It's definitely not a "queen" or a "baby". LOL
Would be great to meet up with other solstice/sky owners for cars & coffee, cruises or whatever. I'm only 20 minutes south of Winnipeg (15 on a good day. LOL) and don't mind putting on the kilometres.

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Malcolm
 

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Mine is starting to rust on the seams and I am going to take it to a shop to have it professionally cleaned this summer. I don't drive mine in over 2" of snow and I live in Michigan where they use WAY more salt then they need to on the roads. I do drive in the rain occasionally. Even my "stainless steel" solo exhaust has rust... :(
 

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Yea I think these cars will hold up pretty good just by looking at the paint and finish on these.
I know after I posted for some cruise meets I got busy changing around my back yard getting ready for garage build I got kinda busy with that....whew ...glad that's over with and the car now has a place at home in the winter and I won't have to carry the misses on my back any more..........no what I mean;)

We noticed a lot of other skys and sols in Wpg but I think only maybe 1 % of them actually go on this site---------such a shame 'cause I think we could get fairly large group meet at least once a year which would be cool. We'll have to try something for this coming summer,maybe a pony coral cruise meet or something like that.
 

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Mine is starting to rust on the seams and I am going to take it to a shop to have it professionally cleaned this summer. I don't drive mine in over 2" of snow and I live in Michigan where they use WAY more salt then they need to on the roads. I do drive in the rain occasionally. Even my "stainless steel" solo exhaust has rust... :(
When I was getting the exhaust done on my truck I looked into the stainless route and asked them ' so it shouldn't rust? ' ,their response...." well,...it'll last longer " in that case forget it and went with aluminized piping or something like that but that's another topic all together.
Did ever look into getting it oil sprayed rather than under coating? I get my '95 GMC done up here yearly by a place called 'RUSTCHECK' and I swear by it better than undercoating.
 
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