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tow hitch rust prevention

My wife has had her 2014 GC Overland for a few weeks now. My family has had Toyota 4runner with tow hitches that are notorious for rusting.

Is the same true for Jeep hitches? My wife's hitch isn't fully exposed like my 4runner. I was wondering if it would make sense to take it off and repaint it with that paint that turns "eats" rust and turns it black or even just repaint with rustoleum.

Toyota told me that it's the flat paint they put on their hitches that the issue for the rust. Maybe jeep uses better paint..

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I was wondering if it would make sense to take it off and repaint it with that paint that turns "eats" rust and turns it black or even just repaint with rustoleum.
I thought that stuff "eats" existing rust, turning it black in the process, and finally dries black. Once dry, it doesn't "eat" any new rust.

A second coat of paint could help, but the problem is when it gets scratched, worn, or otherwise penetrated down to the bare metal, that rust starts.
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tow hitch rust prevention

I had really good luck using Chassis Saver on the rusty parts of my 46' cj2a. I think it would work great to touch up the hitch with. It cures very hard. Just be careful because it sticks to everything especially skin.

I also have used ACF-50 anti-corrosive spray on the bottom of my Jeep Rubicon to help prevent rust. It does a nice job as well.

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