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Sponge Bob 09-28-2012 08:08 PM

Rusting Door Nuts (?!)
OK, call me a detailing freak, but I just discovered the nuts holding my doors to the hinges are starting to rust. The vehicle is an early ’11 GC Laredo with the X package in Bright Silver. Has anyone else noticed this? It appears the nuts and hinges have (had?) a light coat of paint on them from when the vehicle was sprayed on the production line. I’m thinking of replacing them with stainless to prevent the rust from (eventually) staining the paint.

On a related note, when I attempted to rotate the tires for the first time last years I could barely get the rims off the Jeep as the rotors were rusted to them. Everywhere I look I find more rust. What kind of crap iron/steel is being used nowadays? Yeah, I know, I already saw the thread on parts made in China……


BobsWK2 09-29-2012 06:17 PM

Re: Rusting Door Nuts (?!)
Nothing posted in your post.

AKHLK 09-29-2012 06:38 PM

That's strange, I'm sure there was something about rusty nuts here yesterday.

Sponge Bob 10-01-2012 06:55 AM

Re: Rusting Door Nuts (?!)
Thanks for the info about my post. My JG background is black so I have been using a white font. Milous advised this may not be compatible with some backgrounds so I have changed the font color.


GenoTex 10-01-2012 02:20 PM

Re: Rusting Door Nuts (?!)
Man I hate it when my nuts get rusty.

Sponge Bob 10-02-2012 06:53 AM

Re: Rusting Door Nuts (?!)
Geno – Coming from “Wizzzzzconsin”, I knew you would feel my pain…..

AAAA 10-02-2012 07:07 AM

Re: Rusting Door Nuts (?!)

Originally Posted by GenoTex (Post 690990)
Man I hate it when my nuts get rusty.


Justal13 10-02-2012 09:55 AM

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Don't replace the bolts. I would shoot a coat of Rustoleum "rust-reformer", then a shot of silver to match your paint and finish off with a coat of clear coat. Removing the factory bolts is just inviting problems. Silver is one of the toughest colors to paint properly for total coverage. Although it sounds like yours just got a light coating in that area at the factory. Best luck.

Sponge Bob 10-03-2012 06:50 AM

Re: Rusting Door Nuts (?!)
Thanks Justal. I will give that a try. I was not planning on changing the studs, only the nuts. Figured if I removed and replaced one at a time I would not be flirting with too much danger….

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