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amarkmtu 10-14-2010 11:50 AM

ROLA rack rusting!!!
 
I have the ROLA roof rack for my WK and only after having it for approx 6 months, the area around the seam where the front and rear section go together is starting to rust and the coating is slowly breaking away. Has anyone else has this problem and if so what have you done to fix this.

I am planning on pulling off the rack, and welding the seam together and repainting the entire rack. Do I really have any other options than this???

Mr. Boh 10-14-2010 12:56 PM

Re: ROLA rack rusting!!!
 
Yep, mine's doing the same thing. Probably caused by the joint moving and knocking the finish off. My only thought was to try some POR15 on it.

amarkmtu 10-14-2010 01:42 PM

Re: ROLA rack rusting!!!
 
That might work... the other problem I have is that the fit isn't really good where this is happening and this is quite the gap when compared to the fit on the other side. My thought was to weld the two sides together and fill the gap in.

WSP Jeep 10-14-2010 07:54 PM

Re: ROLA rack rusting!!!
 
Shit happens, rustoleum is cheap.

amarkmtu 10-15-2010 07:21 AM

Re: ROLA rack rusting!!!
 
yea. i know. just want to try and keep it looking good.

WSP Jeep 10-15-2010 01:10 PM

Re: ROLA rack rusting!!!
 
I touched up the rust on my Rola with some flat black rustoleum and you cant tell the difference unless you really examine it.

smcginnis87 10-18-2010 07:17 PM

Re: ROLA rack rusting!!!
 
Well this has to do with the rola rack but how is the noise from it?

grebesbakery 10-19-2010 08:34 PM

Re: ROLA rack rusting!!!
 
I welded the joints mine together and repaint the joints.

wingnut 10-19-2010 08:42 PM

Re: ROLA rack rusting!!!
 
Weld up the joints and get it powdercoated.

DavidESchiller 10-19-2010 10:34 PM

Re: ROLA rack rusting!!!
 
you could just temporarily wrap the joints in electrical tape. it would cover up the problem and wouldn't be too noticable.

amarkmtu 10-20-2010 08:22 AM

Re: ROLA rack rusting!!!
 
I will be posting some BEFORE and AFTER pictures soon. This is a project that will be completed very soon since winter is soon coming and I want to try and get it sealed before all the salting begins.

amarkmtu 10-27-2010 02:58 PM

Re: ROLA rack rusting!!!
 
This is just a quick question for those who have the roof rack.

Is your ROLA logo wearing off of the air dam? Since I purchased the rack not too long ago the logo is already completely worn off. I was going to get a vinyl decal made to match it. Good idea or bad? Thoughts???


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