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Unread 06-19-2013, 09:03 PM   #16
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I got my 08 new and havent been in salt water, they look exactly like your photo. This item is listed as covered by the limited lifetime powertrain warranty but rust is not. Now rust is flying out of the nut cap of wheel. Looks like rust spin art.
They need to acknowledge this just like the ball joint issue on the 05.
OH and the radios that lose time from birth.
There's a TSB for the radio clocks.

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Unread 06-25-2013, 08:23 PM   #17
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Mine were pretty rusty too. I think the problem is the little center cap on the rim. It allows water to get in and it seems to hold it there allowing rust. The metal isn't treated either. Now that mine are clean from the axle work that was done, I'll be coating them with something, maybe plasti dip.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 02:53 AM   #18
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Ouch , it's even Painful to look at :S , i doubt it has been coated with any thing Decent ! any ideas how to avoid Axle Rust Like this !? Grease will do ?
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Unread 06-27-2013, 02:55 AM   #19
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Mine were pretty rusty too. I think the problem is the little center cap on the rim. It allows water to get in and it seems to hold it there allowing rust. The metal isn't treated either. Now that mine are clean from the axle work that was done, I'll be coating them with something, maybe plasti dip.
will you need a workshop to apply coating !? or you can do it yourself ?
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Unread 06-27-2013, 04:06 AM   #20
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Just remove the wheel, take a wire brush to the threads and apply a good water resistant protectant to the threads. Too bad cosmoline is no longer available.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 04:10 AM   #21
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Just remove the wheel, take a wire brush to the threads and apply a good water resistant protectant to the threads. Too bad cosmoline is no longer available.
Guess what, it is still available.
http://www.cosmolinedirect.com/
A little expensive but there probably isn't anything better.
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