I've been having a serious rust issue with my truck. The tow hitch was black when we got the truck and now is spotted with rust patches that seem to have just sprouted out of no where. The wheels are no exception. They are aluminum but rust is still catching hold of some of the bolts and stuff and is very noticeable. I've read the how-to on painting over the differential cover and will begin tackling that this summer. But what should I do about the other rust spots? Should I disconnect the hitch and scrape it down/ re-paint it? Or would that cause other problems. I was thinking of doing the same thing to the hitch as the differential cover. Then laying on the undercoating to stop rust from coming back.
The step-bars on both sides of the cab are also rusting. You can see big ol brown spots where you place your feet. This would not be as easy to scrape down as there are grooves that I would like to keep for grip. Is there anyway to get down in between the grooves to remove the rust and seal it over?
I know all vehicles rust but it is becoming an eye-soar
to me to look at it each day. I'll attempt to get pictures up if it ever stop snowing and I can get it all brushed off to show you what I mean.