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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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F150 Rusting

Now, I'm pretty sure they meant body was all aluminum and not the entire vehicle meaning every single panel. However, that rubber piece that chops up the paint may be something to look out for.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-24-2017, 02:57 PM
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Anyone looking at this thread that's experiencing this issue should spray on some rust inhibitor while they wait for the dealer to do something about it. This might be a reason why people stick to short term ownership, dealing with rust isn't fun.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Definitely, if it already has the damage happening, get in there asap and try to protect it asap. I would try to wedge some sort of rubber stripping or gasket of some sort to stop it from getting worse.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-10-2017, 02:34 PM
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Well, you can do that but rust inhibitor will buy you enough time while you wait for an opportunity to get to the dealer.
On a vehicle so new there's nothing much you need to do, it's on them.

Too many people take it into their own hands.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-13-2017, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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That is true.. and at that point doing the rust inhibitor is pointless as well as it'll be replaced anyhow lol
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-17-2017, 04:12 PM
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Just depends on your situation, some guys are far away from the closest dealer so a $5 can of that stuff can save you from worrying about another panel getting rusted thus prolonging time spent in the shop, etc. That's just if you really want to be on top of things.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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I can see where you're coming from and rust is definitely cancerous. It'll affect surrounding components in a matter of time if you don't tend to it.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-24-2017, 03:28 PM
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yup, even on paint its an issue I think. Have you seen cars that have rust lines on the paint? Not a pretty sight and I wouldn't like to know what its like to clear that stuff off, or the sort of damage it already did to the surface of the paint.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-28-2017, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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When rusty areas endure a lot of water or something it'll start dripping down and actually stain the clear coat to the point where you can't just wash it off. But you can use products like claybar, Iron X, and a few others and remedy it thankfully!
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