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Icon8 7 years old. babied. Washed 4x a week. Waxed 4x a year. New Rust Hole!!!



There are trucks around my town that havent seen so much as soap in FIVE years that dont have this brewing on their fender
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Feel your pain my 04 has a pretty nice bubble that popped out on the cab corner last week. Sucks very much bad.
Welcome to the Northeast, land of salt.
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i dont know for sure, but you might be washing it too much, one of the catylists of rust is water. if its getting wet and the water is sitting in crevices where it doesnt have much time to dry this could possibly cause it? just a theory
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that kind of rust comes from behind the panel so if youre not washing the underside of your truck, behind the fenders, tailgate, doors, rockers, ect. the rust will still form. washing the paint does nothing to protect the truck from rust.
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^^^^ my exact thoughts when i first read it. just because u wash the painted area doesnt mean crap you need to get the mud and crap from behind the panels
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Yea, North weather sucks. I've got a spot bubbling up on my hood i noticed the other day.
you should take your truck to the quarter wash and spray all the inside panels (inner fenders, bedsides, ETC) out every month or so, or if you have a pressure washer that wouldn't be too bad either.
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i spray under there. i can see the pan on the under side of the bed's wheel wells are gone. no rust though.
i angle the power sprayer towards the underside of the fender and there is dirt and mud or whatever that comes out.
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I always hose off behind the panels, nothing here. More salt and corrosive junk on the road then I've ever seen the last few years.
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I actually keep the underside of my truck and onside the wheel wells/fenders pretty clean.

I can still change my oil in a white shirt and not get dirty. I am pretty peticular about that
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glad i dont live up north
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^^^^ my exact thoughts when i first read it. just because u wash the painted area doesnt mean crap you need to get the mud and crap from behind the panels
Yeah what he said ^^ look how rust free downeys truck is...id listen to him!

BAHAHAHAHA

he is correct...washing the paint does nothing...looks like there is a dent there too?
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Yeah what he said ^^ look how rust free downeys truck is...id listen to him!

BAHAHAHAHA

he is correct...washing the paint does nothing...looks like there is a dent there too?
lmfaoooo
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there are no dents in my truck except one in the tail gate. aside from that, my truck is dent free.
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Reason I always painted under my fenders. Just cheap *** black spray paint once a year does wonders.
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glad i dont live up north
X2...little too much salt on the roads up there

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Reason I always painted under my fenders. Just cheap *** black spray paint once a year does wonders.
Yup, some $1 flat black spray paint and a few cans of $6 undercoat every summer :)
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that kind of rust comes from behind the panel so if youre not washing the underside of your truck, behind the fenders, tailgate, doors, rockers, ect. the rust will still form. washing the paint does nothing to protect the truck from rust.
Exactly, I go to the car wash once every couple months and spray underneath extensively to remove all the salt, in the winter its about once every 2 weeks to every 3 weeks, gotta get that salt off!
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Reason I always painted under my fenders. Just cheap *** black spray paint once a year does wonders.
Just like, take a can and start spraying? I've been thinking about doing this too when i paint my mirrors and door handles.
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^^^ Yup
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be sure to use blue painters tape on the inner lip around your wheel wells and wipe off any over spray immediatly
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