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Old 07-08-2014, 07:54 AM   #1
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2013 Billet Small "Rust" Spots

Anyone have issues with small rust looking spots on their Jeep's? I have a 2013 JKUR in Billet that is about a year and a half old. The spots were not there when new and have showed up in the last 3-6 months. I wash my Jeep regularly. Clay bar and wax at least 2 times a year. I just clay barred it this weekend and it would not take the spots off. Seems to be concentrated mostly on the doors and sides of the Jeep. These are not rock chips. Anyone else have this issue?

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Old 07-08-2014, 08:04 AM   #2
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I've had mine a year and a half. No body rust that I can see. I'm nuts about the jeep. Every time I finish wheeling I take it to a manual car wash and clean the mud off. since I've had my jeep I've waxed it three or four times. My hinges are all beat up, but they are not rusting either. Sucks what you're going through.

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Old 07-08-2014, 08:18 AM   #3
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sounds like rail dust. Need a more aggressive clay bar. The ones that are sold in the auto parts stores are basically the finest grit clay you can get and dont really do anything, BUT its pretty hard to screw up your paint with them too(clay scratches your paint called micro marring).

I buy all of my detailing supplies from autogeek.net. They have everything you would ever need. Never buy a foam gun, it will spoil you to any other washing method.
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I typically have these small specks of rust right after winter, but I can clay bar them off. Seems like they could be small steel particulates from the road snow plows that then get sprayed onto the vehicle.
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Seems like they could be small steel particulates from the road snow plows that then get sprayed onto the vehicle.
yup, thats considered rail dust. Thats the term it gets based on it generally coming on new cars from the rail transport, but something like the plow trucks can also cause this and its still called rail dust.

Like I said, a little more aggressive clay bar SHOULD remove them, but you WILL need to do a high speed polish after you are done to remove the micro scratches. I have noticed with the stuff you can buy at the auto parts stores most of the time you can get by with not polishing because its such a fine compound, but anything more aggressive you will most likely need to high speed polish.
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Have a picture maybe? I had some similar small spots on mine that looked like rust as well, but the clay bar took them off. I do remember it taking a bit of effort though.
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Could be specks of your brake rotors trying to stop the 285 Toyo's.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:49 AM   #8
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Have a picture maybe? I had some similar small spots on mine that looked like rust as well, but the clay bar took them off. I do remember it taking a bit of effort though.
I will grab some and post...
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Anyone have issues with small rust looking spots on their Jeep's? I have a 2013 JKUR in Billet that is about a year and a half old. The spots were not there when new and have showed up in the last 3-6 months. I wash my Jeep regularly. Clay bar and wax at least 2 times a year. I just clay barred it this weekend and it would not take the spots off. Seems to be concentrated mostly on the doors and sides of the Jeep. These are not rock chips. Anyone else have this issue?
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i have this.
Is that the appliqué right under your spare? If so, some Simple Green or straight car wash soap should take that right out. You may have to rub a little bit, but it will come off.

It's just crud off the brand new tire sitting there, not moving, dripping down. After a couple of months, once the tire has been washed/rained on several times it will stop. I had that same drip line on my jeep and it doesn't do it any more.

Mike has a billet 2013 and for the SECOND time his hinges are rusting from the inside out. It's because they use a different metal for making the hinges, and being placed directly on to the steel tub causes a chemical reaction. There's a name for it, but I can never remember it. Once we get home from vacation I am going to open a case with Chrysler. The first time they removed his hinges, sandblasted them and repainted. That was when his jeep was about eight months old. Now at sixteen months old it is back again!

My jeep is hydro blue and I can see it is starting to corrode on the hinges the same way. Chrysler and I are gonna have FUN fighting this one out!!!
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Could this be why Chrysler is changing the paint process for 2014? Hmmmmmmmmmmm
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:13 AM   #12
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Could this be why Chrysler is changing the paint process for 2014? Hmmmmmmmmmmm
If its rail dust(my guess) than every car ever made has had the issue and will continue to have the issue forever unless they can develop a non-porous paint process.

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