Dangers of Pine Sap on Your Pickup Truck Finish

Fresh pine sap and dried-on sap are two different issues to remove. If you have a bed liner, you will still want to remove any traces of pitch on it, as well as the finish exposed finish areas of your pickup. Removing sap is a tad more difficult that removing tar or bird droppings. If it is done incorrectly, removing dried and hardened sap will scratch your paint. I discovered that hand rubbing the spots of pitch with mineral spirits, which are easy to buy in stores, is great to use. The mineral spirits act as a solvent to break up and dissolve the sap.
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From the First Diesel Engine to the Latest Solutions

The father of the revolutionary type of engine is known to be Rudolf Diesel, who patented his invention in 1897. But first diesel engines were extremely large and heavy and used only as stationary units in factories or for powering ships. Further development of this promising technology became one of the main concerns among machinery manufacturers. In 1919-1923 the German Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG (abbr. as MAN) was taking an active part in adapting diesel engines for use in commercial vehicles. The goal was achieved in 1924 when the world saw the new direct-injection diesel engine at the German Motor Show in Berlin. According to the expert public, the compressorless diesel engine from MAN was one of the most important innovations to be offered throughout the entire show. The series production wasn’t long in coming. The low vehicle weight of the unit and the colossal 80% savings in operating costs (compared with the conventional carburettor engines of the time) stood for unquestionable sales points.
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How To Fix Egg Damage on Your Truck’s Finish

The biggest reason why eggs cause such damage to your clear coat is the enzymes and albumin in the egg. The sulfur content doesn’t help either. If not cleaned soon after it’s on the paint, you will be left with cloudy white spots that will require more than just soap and water. Once it is dried or baked on from the sun, there is damage underneath. But what if you have no idea you got egged and you don’t find out until the next day? Here are some suggestions of things you can try to remove the egg remnants before it’s too late to handle on your own.
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Your Truck Bed Cover Is Not Enough

Your bed cover will keep debris and other factors of nature out, but is not enough to protect your bed floor from potential scratches and dents that are bound to happen from moving things in and out, if it is not properly protected. Therefore, a good liner or bed mat is crucial in keeping that floor safe from accidents or normal wear and tear that could lead to rust and corrosion. Not everyone agrees on types of liners, but a universal mat is better than nothing, but custom-fit bed mats are always a good choice for complete coverage. Some truck owners like spray-on liners, but in my experience, if it’s paint, it will eventually chip or crack. Some people think once they have a sprayed liner done, they are all set. This type of liner only protects the truck finish paint from rusting. It does not protect from articles sliding within the bed or movement scratches or impact dents from articles placed in and out of your truck.
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