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Old 05-26-2013, 08:11 PM   #31
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I love that hood!
It's is a nice hood, get to see it the whole time I'm driving!
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:53 AM   #32
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Been a long time since I bought any new vehicle, but...

Is it normal to have surface rust already on areas such as the diff covers, inside of the hubs, drive shaft, etc? It had 89 miles on it at pickup, but probably sat awhile on their lot??

Just seems kind of odd for a new Jeep, never crossed my mind to look underneath, just kinda was looking at the tires and started noticing it. Also, that sandpaper look-alike strip on the back bumper looks kinda gray and is peeling at one corner already. That can be easily fixed, but hope all is ok with this new Jeep.

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Old 05-27-2013, 12:58 AM   #33
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Is it normal to have surface rust already on areas such as the diff covers, inside of the hubs, drive shaft, etc? It had 89 miles on it at pickup, but probably sat awhile on their lot??

Just seems kind of odd for a new Jeep, never crossed my mind to look underneath, just kinda was looking at the tires and started noticing it. Also, that sandpaper look-alike strip on the back bumper looks kinda gray and is peeling at one corner already. That can be easily fixed, but hope all is ok with this new Jeep.
You're the one with the bumper to bumper warranty, I'd drive my happy ass down to the dealer and give my pointy finger out.

Its most likely just surface rust, but really, its on them... make 'em fix it.. Lord Knows that given the chance they'll be the ones bending you over the table, so take your shots while you can!

(It bears pointing out that my dealer and I have a long relationship, and they KNOW I'll be in there making them make every little thing exactly right..) I once had a Dodge Dakota brand knew from the same dealer and I took it back three times because the clutch pedal had a weird squeek... I knew full well a little WD40'd fix that right up... But a bumper to bumper warranty is a bumper to bumper warranty..

It'd be easy to call that 'nit-picking' but seriously, I just handed you 35k, you can put a little elbow grease into making me smile...
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Is it normal to have surface rust already on areas such as the diff covers, inside of the hubs, drive shaft, etc? It had 89 miles on it at pickup, but probably sat awhile on their lot??

Just seems kind of odd for a new Jeep, never crossed my mind to look underneath, just kinda was looking at the tires and started noticing it. Also, that sandpaper look-alike strip on the back bumper looks kinda gray and is peeling at one corner already. That can be easily fixed, but hope all is ok with this new Jeep.
Yes, unfortunately, it's "normal" to have that surface rust on many of the chassis components. You'll find that both driveshafts are completely "rusted" (they don't coat them, same as the rear axle on my Mustang), and that the chassis bits you mentioned will have some rust on them. It will look like they didn't do a good paint job on these components... because they didn't. Also, any scratches on the frame. My dealer and I looked at a transport full of new ones that had just rolled in, they all showed that same "patina" on their parts as mine did with 25 miles on it.
Seems to affect most '13's. If you do a search you'll find several detailed threads and many "familar" pics. None of the parts mentioned will suffer an early demise because of it, but it is annoying.
(Don't know about the bumper...)
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Yes, unfortunately, it's "normal" to have that surface rust on many of the chassis components. You'll find that both driveshafts are completely "rusted" (they don't coat them, same as the rear axle on my Mustang), and that the chassis bits you mentioned will have some rust on them. It will look like they didn't do a good paint job on these components... because they didn't. Also, any scratches on the frame. My dealer and I looked at a transport full of new ones that had just rolled in, they all showed that same "patina" on their parts as mine did with 25 miles on it.
Seems to affect most '13's. If you do a search you'll find several detailed threads and many "familar" pics. None of the parts mentioned will suffer an early demise because of it, but it is annoying.
(Don't know about the bumper...)
Ok, thanks for the info and thread reference! I didn't want to sound like an idiot when I take it in there this week when that kind of rust is normal. The textured strip along the back bumper though definitely should not be peeling, and I will certainly have that taken care of.

Is it worth using something like POR15 rust paint on the diffs, hubs, axles, etc or just a waste of time? This is a 2013 model right ?? Lol!
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Ok, thanks for the info and thread reference! I didn't want to sound like an idiot when I take it in there this week when that kind of rust is normal. The textured strip along the back bumper though definitely should not be peeling, and I will certainly have that taken care of.

Is it worth using something like POR15 rust paint on the diffs, hubs, axles, etc or just a waste of time? This is a 2013 model right ?? Lol!

I'd just hit it with some rustoleum rattle can and call it a day.
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I am planning on the POR15 route as I have some already. U should check with the dealer anyway. Maybe they'll take care of it...
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:44 AM   #38
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Going there tomorrow or Thursday, will let you know.

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