You do NOT need plastic molded/fitted/glued/etc. fitted to your FHC’s Inner Wings… You’ll just be
“building-in a problem”… In effect, CREATING the very rust problem you are trying to avoid!!
The simplest process… unbolt the inner wings, sandblast AND paint, with a “red oxide” epoxy
primer AND a black epoxy paint! Do BOTH sides of the inner wings. For added protection,
“undercoat” both sides of the inner wings,as well.
We were fortunate to have lived so long in Texas… long enough that the idiots in Austin did
not SALT the roads when our 120’s were “young” (and probably driven year-round!!) Sand was used up until some time around the '80’s.
As you know, my DHC was a “daily driver” till 1970 when I bought the Datsun 510 to tow my
motorcycles to the races (and, yes, sometimes it snowed or we had freak ice storms blow-thru
in Feb & March and Sept & Oct… (I did an “indoor flat-track” in St Louis in December… clear weather all the way there! The next morning, three inches of ice coated EVERYTHING!! It took six hours to get the Datsun started and THREE DAYS to drive back!! I-44 thru Missouri was a solid sheet of ice from St. Louis on into OKC around to I-35S.(I was SOOOOOO Happy to see the Red River!!)
The first warm day after I got back, I hit the “quarter car wash” (and they were STILL a quarter, at
the time!!), probably spent five bucks, or more, washing-off the salt and who knows what gawd-awful chemicals from under the Datsun (and later the Toyota Lanscruiser)!!
Bottom Line, I do NOT believe that there is ANY reason you would NEED to take your FHC out in sleeting weather and ice coated streets that you would result in needing to go to the extremes
required to clean the underside of your Jag FHC!!
Charles Ch #677556