Protect from winter conditions ei. Salt

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  1. 98infinity

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    Hey, looking to buy a raptor. I'm doing tons of research and everything I see that winter kills these shocks. Is there a way to protect the finish and the internals from the road salt and winter conditions? Thank you.
     
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    It does come off with some mineral spirits.
     
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    Coat them.
    Some will say AMSOil HD metal protector but it does leave a yellowing film. I use it for everything else besides the shocks. On the shocks been using BoeShield T-9 since it goes on clear.
     
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    Anything permanent like a decal or something like that. Also what about a shock boot?
     
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    BoeShield T-9 or Fluid Film are great for protection from salt. I use them on my jetski to protect from saltwater and they work great. Used T9 on my shocks prior to heading up north for a few weeks in the winter and it did its job. I also have my truck parked on the water and use it to drop in my jetski and the T9 has done its job. I just spray them down every few months.
     
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    Haven't tried it but guess you could. I have enough vendor stickers still that I could wrap both my rear shocks in decals, lol. Wonder if anyone has ever tried 3M clear bra type stuff, hmm.
     
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    If you use them for heavy offroading I would not want to cover them in vinyl. You want the metal to transmit the heat away and wrapping them would instead insulate them
     
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    As Allstate knows it, mine is a street queen and went on a dirt road once.....
     
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    Yea that must be where you avatar pic came from.. That 'one' time
     
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    Would it really insulate it all that much?
     

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