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Old 04-14-2014, 06:41 PM   #1
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Rusted bumper and hitch

I saw blistering around the edges of my bumper (black), and got under it today to see just how rusted it is. It's pretty bad. Not just surface rust, but the flaky kind, going through. I hosed it down with PB Blaster just because it fights rust, and because I had a can. The frame and body looks pretty good (it should after only 7 years), but I'm not a body man. To my untrained eyes, it looks like I'll be replacing the bumper in two years time, along with my step bars. The hitch receiver, I'll just have to clean it up with a wire brush and coat it with undercoating. It's mainly just surface rust on it. My rear axle could also use a clean-up and repaint.

Our Jeep Grand Cherokee seemingly has less of an issue with rust, and it's 14 years old.

Does anyone ever have their frame and underbody sandblasted and undercoated these days?

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Old 04-14-2014, 08:21 PM   #2
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Talk to Duane at 3rd Strike Performance about that. He knows what all is involved with doing the frame and underbody.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:04 PM   #3
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Ok, thanks.
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