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Old 05-19-2008
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Westin! What Happened?!


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I polished both of these at the same time the same way and did everything the same to both of them and at the same time. I think it was because of the Ohio weather and the large deposits of salt on the sides of the road. but to be that far gone on one side and the other not have any rust what so ever....I just don't understand.

They have been on my truck for 8 years and I am just not getting how fast the passenger side got rusted.
Any insight? any possible replacement recommendations?
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Old 05-20-2008
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8 years, salty winters, exhaust tubing.......rust happens.
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Old 06-06-2008
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that side must have gotten scratched or something. Or the tube began to collect water..
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Old 06-06-2008
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those tubes arnt coated very well on the inside and like any tubing it condensates on the inside and rusts from the inside out.. welcome to the oxidization process
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Old 06-07-2008
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just remove them. most here don't use them anyways.
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Old 06-07-2008
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If you got 8 years out of them, you did good...
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Old 06-09-2008
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I've had a westin bull bar for one winter now. It's looking pretty sad IMO. At this rate I don't expect it to last more than 3 years w/o showing sever rust.

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Old 06-09-2008
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That is why I got stainless steel step bars. I dont want to have to worry about rust down the line at least on the bars. The mounts on the other hand need a new coat of rust killer and paint here soon.

Ohio weather isnt the best for cars when you are tlaking about rust my friend.
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