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SouthBayLA24WJ 03-16-2013 04:57 PM

Rust all over trim after a year, help
 
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I noticed that there's little specs of rust all over he chrome trim surrounding the windows today
I bought the wk2 in February last year. What do I do?

Scottina06 03-16-2013 07:22 PM

Re: Rust all over trim after a year, help
 
thats not rust...its impossible for chromeplated plastic to rust. Its some enviromental fallout

bill_de 03-16-2013 07:28 PM

Re: Rust all over trim after a year, help
 
Have you tried cleaning it? :confused:
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Scott said;

"Its some enviromental fallout "


In Los Angeles? :D

Robert Palmer 03-16-2013 07:41 PM

Re: Rust all over trim after a year, help
 
Do you park next to a train track?


Looks like rail dust to me.

moosehead 03-16-2013 07:44 PM

Re: Rust all over trim after a year, help
 
Or surface parking under the jetwash at LAX?

RageOfFury 03-16-2013 09:17 PM

Re: Rust all over trim after a year, help
 
A claybar kit is what you need!

SouthBayLA24WJ 03-16-2013 09:36 PM

This jeep is kept in the garage mostly. It's the only part of the car that has this stuff. Nothing else. I'm not sure it's environmental. And yes I clean this car regularly. My 02 WJ has been with me for 11 years and has never had anything like this. Would you all suggest taking it to the dealer? Thanks again. This is really weird. And yeah I live 5 miles from LAX.

Robert Palmer 03-16-2013 09:45 PM

Re: Rust all over trim after a year, help
 
Order yourself some Meguiars red clay and Meguiars Last Touch Quick detailer (gallon size) and get to work. :)


Also get some more goodies while you order. Like maybe a nice porter cable starter kit along with some M105, m205, m26 and blackfire wet diamond. Oh and some Hyper Wash, grit guards, 2 buckets, and sheepskin mitts.


Sorry I just made you spend all that money. But its needed. :)

bill_de 03-16-2013 09:51 PM

Re: Rust all over trim after a year, help
 
I wouldn't hesitate to show it to a dealer. If it is something in the environment in your area they may have seen it before.

The '02 probably has different materials that might not be effected.

SouthBayLA24WJ 03-16-2013 10:36 PM

I'm taking it in on Monday. I'll see what they say. Pretty sure I know rust when I see it, it's only the trim that has it. Read somewhere on this forum that someone had a similar problem.

kennzz05 03-17-2013 04:26 AM

Re: Rust all over trim after a year, help
 
if in fact the trim is plastic than it has to be enviromental it may be rust but not being generated from the vehicle, curious what the dealer has to say. have you tried cleaning it at all? does it come off

SouthBayLA24WJ 03-18-2013 06:25 PM

Hey guys took the WK2 to the dealer this morning and they said they'd try claying it before replacing the chrome. They clay took off the rust looking stuff. They said since the dealership is a mile from LAX, it could be jet fuel particles from when it was on the lot before it was bought. They also already have 2014s, doesn't look nearly as aggressive as the 11-13, looks like a compass/ stripped down wk2.


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