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Old 12-28-2006, 03:23 PM
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Frame Rust?

I have a 2004 Ranger Edge purchased in January 2005 (built March 2004) with about 13,000 miles. Would it be unusual for it to have obvious frame rust in spots without off-road driving or severe winters?

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Old 12-28-2006, 03:41 PM
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Sure, frames are just painted, any rocks are whatever that knocks the paint off will cause rust spots. The frame is pretty thick metal, so it would take a lot to rust through. Just get a wire brush and hit it with some black paint in those spots. There's also a product called por-15, it's black with a rust inhibitor thats great for frames, you can even apply it right over rust, it's good stuff. I have an 04 4x4 and I have no frame rust yet, I don't drive it in the winter, cause I get laid off. I'm going to spray my frame this summer, just to keep it up and I like the glossey black look.
 
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Old 12-29-2006, 01:52 AM
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Surface rust on a frame is nothing. As Wendell said, you can just brush it off and paint the frame, or you can POR-15 it.

Even with no painting or sealing, it's not going to rust through anytime soon, even in the salt belt. The body will go long before the frame will.
 
 


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