What's Hiding Under The Rubber Trim ?

TheCrabby1

Lockers Installed
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Location
Burtonsville, Md
I noticed rust colored stain on the paint at the bottom of the rubber door molding's on both rear door's since I bought it. So today I pulled the molding's off and found this . Hardly any rust on passenger side and driver's could have been a lot worse. I scraped and then I wore out 2 wire brush's on the dremel , the little lip on the inside just ate'em right up.
1st pic I had already cleaned up most except the top 5/6 inch's
2nd pic is the last to clean up close up
3rd pic is stuff the body shop put on, it's also on the inside lip up to about 2.5 inch's wide. 20200203_124244.jpg 20200203_124235.jpg 20200203_154048.jpg
 

Zack.

Has been dubbed Arnold
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Location
Livermore, CA
I feel like I’ve read that the white paint had the most issues with flaking out and rusting up. Good on you for taking the time to do something about this issue - it’s really easy to ignore this kind of rust for a long time on any vehicle and then one day find yourself poking your finger through the body.
 

TheCrabby1

Lockers Installed
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Location
Burtonsville, Md
I feel like I’ve read that the white paint had the most issues with flaking out and rusting up. Good on you for taking the time to do something about this issue - it’s really easy to ignore this kind of rust for a long time on any vehicle and then one day find yourself poking your finger through the body.
Luckily it wasn't that bad and it's only the molding at the rear wheel's . I never paid attention to this before but with the molding off and the door's closed there's like a quarter inch gap right there ; It make's me wonder why couldn't they have inset the door's [level with body] instead of an overhang?? I don't know what the people who designed this were smoking that day , but they coulda shared !! I think if you got a gen 2 you need pop these off ,clean and wax the paint and maybe run ur finger's GENTLY inside the wheel well along the edge where it sit's and feel for bump's. I dont know exactly which side the rust start's on but this molding hold's dirt and moisture so it's a crap shoot you will eventually lose :eek:
 

TheCrabby1

Lockers Installed
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Location
Burtonsville, Md
Dose anyone know if the hard plastic trim on the middle of the door's [outside] is glued,taped or have those tip's that gone into the door ??
 

Xterrorista

Lockers Installed
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Location
VAGABOND, usa
This is disturbing. Yet another thing I need to check. I do know when I removed the plastic mud flaps on the 07 a cpl had a few rub spots to the metal but somehow not rusted, maybe already coated.. I covered them with clear nail polish till I finalize the build plan. (along with the numerous rust spots on hatch, mines white)
 

TheCrabby1

Lockers Installed
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Location
Burtonsville, Md
This is disturbing. Yet another thing I need to check. I do know when I removed the plastic mud flaps on the 07 a cpl had a few rub spots to the metal but somehow not rusted, maybe already coated.. I covered them with clear nail polish till I finalize the build plan. (along with the numerous rust spots on hatch, mines white)
This is the only place on the body with rust ; the under carriage though is a different story LOL
 

TheCrabby1

Lockers Installed
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Location
Burtonsville, Md
Okay 1st pic 2 coat's of paint
2nd pic molding back on....Now you can barely tell anything was done,except now I have a bit more piece of mind :)20200204_133629 (3).jpg
 

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Alaric504

Test Drive
Location
16146
Same issue on my 2011 Pro4X. I have the red colour and had to remove and reseal the painted are under the rubber. Before putting the rubber channel back on, I thoroughly cleaned the inside channel as it was loaded with dirt, and rust particles. I then lubed it with Dielectric Grease before reattaching it.
 
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