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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Suspension Rust: Is This Normal??

Hello, I have the misfortune of living in northeast Ohio which is known for bad winter weather. The use aloy of salt on the roads. Anyway i have only owned this car 3 years (purchased brand new july of 2009) i have been through 3 winters with it so far and two of them were moderate/slightly tough and the last was a mild winter with little snow fall. I thouroughly wash the underside of the car with plain water spraying it down at the car wash with a pressure washerduring these months not allowing the salt to sit on it too long. With all that said, is this normal?









Again is this normal for an only 3 yo car bought brand new even to northeast standards?
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If you live near places that have snow a lot or near the salty air your answer would be yet.

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Looks a lot like mine.

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Looks a lot like mine.
mine too. welcome to what every car in eastern canada looks like after a year

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well, I live in Minnesnowta and we use salt like it's going out of style. My 05 look similar to that, you also have to keep in mind your climate. My brand new rotors will flash rust if I leave my car out during a good rain.


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I had my dealer throw in undercoating
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I've come to realize the best solution to this would be a rust restore system by like Eastwood or POR and the three step kit. I guess i could always jack it up every spring, thoroughly clean it and refinish it with the POR. Best thing about it is that the POR is the same color as the suspsension and will make it look brand new like it never had rusted before.

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That started kit would be way more than enough to touch up these small areas. Infact something like this every spring after winter should be routine maintenance in the northeast. Just jack it up and follow the easy instructions. It just sucks for me because i dont have access to the type of lifts in a shop which would be best suited for a job like this.
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Get some spray on bed liner and spray it over it after you restore it.
Just don't spray the bolts.

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