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Old 08-01-2018, 01:45 PM   #1
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Anyone else take their car off the road during winter?

I always take my "fun" car off the road during the winter to help preserve it, the road salt here kills older cars.

It also gives me time to tinker with things, over the last week or so I have removing old underseal and some powder coating which had been applied to surfaces with surface rust.

Once stripped and rust treated with rust remover it was then treated with POR15 before a few coats or paint and lacquer in the arches, and underbody wax on the rest.

Messy job!
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Yep mine goes off road between October and March.
I asked this same question a few years back and quite a few who I haven't seen on here in a while used it all year round.
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Nope! Mine never comes off the road (which is why mine is 5 different colours). Function always comes before minor things like paint
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Nope! Mine never comes off the road (which is why mine is 5 different colours). Function always comes before minor things like paint
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It's more the underside than the paintwork, there is salt on the roads here for 4-5 months of the year, absolutely will murder older cars, bad weather and salt do not mix well with steel
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Yep mine goes off road between October and March.
I asked this same question a few years back and quite a few who I haven't seen on here in a while used it all year round.

Was just into November my car was put into the garage this year, like yourself March will hopefully see it back out again, weather permitting.
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I keep mine off the road. Normally from November/December until March.
Around October I start keeping an eye on weather temperatures and local council salting schedules.
As soon as the temperature drops to salting territory it stays off road.
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Mine is off the road until Spring. It's a lot to do with preservation and a good bit to do with getting some jobs done!
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Mine goes off road between Nov/Dec until March/Apr. Good bit of time for overall maintenance....
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Always during the gritting period, but the car is taxed all year round just Incase we get a dry spell, if we’re lucky ha !!!


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Seems almost all of us take them off the road then.

Does anyone else fettle it whilst off the road or just stick it under a cover?
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Use the winter months to prep the car for Spring, then go !!


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I've used the time to do some work I've had planned for a while.
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nope use my motor all year round
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I've used the time to do some work I've had planned for a while.
What sort of stuff have you been doing bud ?

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i never used to, but this year I've taken it off the road to get a few bits done, i miss driving it
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