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Old 07-05-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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Thinking about moving to Tampa in the very near future. I keep hearing the salt in the air will eat my paint up. For those of you that do live in Florida, how true is that and how do I protect my paint?
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i live near tampa and no rust on my car, i guess if u live right on the ocean it might b different
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i live near tampa and no rust on my car, i guess if u live right on the ocean it might b different
+1 as long as your not right on the coastline you should be fine. The salt in the air near there eats up and rusts everything kind of like salt on te roads up north. But you will be fine if your a little more inland. I live in west palm beac with no problems at all
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Thinking about moving to Tampa in the very near future. I keep hearing the salt in the air will eat my paint up. For those of you that do live in Florida, how true is that and how do I protect my paint?
I live on the east coast of Florida by the water and grew up here, never had any problems or know anyone with damage from the salt.
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ya been about 1 mile away from the beach for 18+ years no car has ever had any problems
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Cool, thanks.
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Keep in mind that you are on a mustang forum with people who adore their cars, so all these people saying they don't have issues probably wash and wax their cars on a regular basis
If you slack on washing and waxing, you WILL start to see oxidation, which, if left untreated, will eventually rust. I live less than 5 miles from the beach here in FL and I see it happen all over. But don't worry, the regular wash is all it takes to prevent it. Oh and welcome to the sunshine state
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