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Hey Guys,

Been lurking here a while now and finally pulled the trigger on a 2015 Max Steel SRT. Fully loaded except for the Red Vapor package. This thing is a monster. Flat out LOVE this car. It was actually a weird process... My family and I were planning a vacation to Colorado and while pricing a rental car for the week ($1500) I started talking myself into moving up my time frame and buying the car in Denver and then driving it back to LA. Convinced my wife it was a "good economic decosion, and I even save on my airfare back."

One thing I was worried about was the effect of the mag chloride and general crap on the roads in the mountains, and how much that would impact paint, chrome wheels, etc. I know there are quite a few cold weather guys around here, so any tips would be much appreciated. It's already got a thin layer of buildup and I'm going to find a car wash to at least try to rinse some of it off tomorrow morning. We're in Beaver Creek for a week and then I'm driving back to LA.

Thanks in advance for any tips, and looking forward to starting to play with this beast a little more!

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Old 01-12-2015, 11:34 PM
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Just bought the exact same truck, but it's a 14 and has sepia. Enjoy I love mine!
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Congratulations to the both of you. It's Crazy I have the same jeep as well! I love it!!
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Hey Guys,

Been lurking here a while now and finally pulled the trigger on a 2015 Max Steel SRT. Fully loaded except for the Red Vapor package. This thing is a monster. Flat out LOVE this car. It was actually a weird process... My family and I were planning a vacation to Colorado and while pricing a rental car for the week ($1500) I started talking myself into moving up my time frame and buying the car in Denver and then driving it back to LA. Convinced my wife it was a "good economic decosion, and I even save on my airfare back."

One thing I was worried about was the effect of the mag chloride and general crap on the roads in the mountains, and how much that would impact paint, chrome wheels, etc. I know there are quite a few cold weather guys around here, so any tips would be much appreciated. It's already got a thin layer of buildup and I'm going to find a car wash to at least try to rinse some of it off tomorrow morning. We're in Beaver Creek for a week and then I'm driving back to LA.

Thanks in advance for any tips, and looking forward to starting to play with this beast a little more!
Absolutely zero, stop worrying about it. Paint and metals used on today's vehicles have come a long way. My parents still live in western NY, they haven't had a car rust at all in a long time.
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Thanks. I had read some horror stories about needing to get it off in 1-2 days or else you might start getting some paint damage. Was hoping I could wait until I get back to CA this weekend for a full detail rather than try to find a place out here in Denver.
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Enjoy and don't worry about the paint peeling. Just give it a nice bath and a fresh coat of wax when you can.
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Welcome!!!

Don't worry about the wheels they are polished aluminum with a powder clear coat not chrome. Salt shouldn't hurt the wheels.
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Don't worry about the wheels they are polished aluminum with a powder clear coat not chrome. Salt shouldn't hurt the wheels.
Thanks guys. They're actually the black spider monkeys. Love the look of those with the Max Steel color. I hit a self serve wash and hosed off what I could, and will do that again coming out of the mountains before I head back to LA. Then it's a full wash and wax. So glad I don't have to deal with snow all the time. Don't know how some of you guys do it!
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Thanks guys. They're actually the black spider monkeys. Love the look of those with the Max Steel color. I hit a self serve wash and hosed off what I could, and will do that again coming out of the mountains before I head back to LA. Then it's a full wash and wax. So glad I don't have to deal with snow all the time. Don't know how some of you guys do it!
Gotchya. I have the black chrome too. There is a nice layer of clear coat on them.
I bought a clay bar made for wheels. I clay the black chrome then hit them with a sealer should keep all the salt at bay and make them easier to clean down the road.

Enjoy the SRT! Don't forget about the engine break in period. It's hard to keep your foot out of the gas.
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Gotchya. I have the black chrome too. There is a nice layer of clear coat on them.
I bought a clay bar made for wheels. I clay the black chrome then hit them with a sealer should keep all the salt at bay and make them easier to clean down the road.

Enjoy the SRT! Don't forget about the engine break in period. It's hard to keep your foot out of the gas.
Almost 400 miles now... Figure by the time I hit Vegas I'll be able to open it up a bit. Only good thing about the ice and snow is its a forced speed limit!
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back to LA.
Congrats-I'll look for you on the streets. I've had mine 6 weeks and have only seen one other WK2 out here in the Valley.
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