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Cowl rust already? 2008 with 27000 miles

I was washing my Jeep today and noticed about a dozen orange spots on the hood. They are ball point pin head small, and has a light ring around it (The clear coat coming off?). The paint is dark blue metallic.

Also, I have about a 2/3 cm round rust spot on my cowl. There is no paint cracking or flaking. It's a perfectly round hole in the paint.

Anyone experience this? I'm planning on running by the dealer ASAP this week.


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Looks like rock chips to me. You do a lot of interstate driving?

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Looks like rock chips to me. You do a lot of interstate driving?
About 1000 miles since I'v bought it, so I don't think so.

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KEEP BACK!!! Stay away from gravel buckets-18-wheelers with dump trailers hauling rock of all sizes. Even tarped the rock can escape and do a lot of damage. I agree with Kenny, looks like this may be the case.
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I've got 'em all over the Jeep from gravel......

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It's also likely that they could have been marked, or poorly touched up at the dealer from which you bought it (seeing as it's used I assume there's more than 1k miles on it) and after the first time it got wet, it wore away. As a result, the metal started to oxidize and become visible. But yea, definitely rock chips.

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go to the dealership and get a thing of touch up paint. cover that up with the touch up. you will notice the new paint, but it should keep it from progressing.
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go to the dealership and get a thing of touch up paint. cover that up with the touch up. you will notice the new paint, but it should keep it from progressing.
Well I guess I'll see what the dealer says. If they won't cover it, I guess I'll be learning how to use touch up paint. Will I need to sand the spot first to remove the rust?

Hmm... I wonder how a bedlined cowl would look...

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Looks like it used to be Mango Tango. Yes, I know not in í08. Anyhow, I agree with the rest, rock chips. Although I have something similar I donít have any rust. Get some touch-up paint.
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I used some rust converter and applied it w/ a q-tip, worked pretty good.

Then I used touch up. Wasn't this Jeep, but it worked well.

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I used some rust converter and applied it w/ a q-tip, worked pretty good. Then I used touch up. Wasn't this Jeep, but it worked well.
Good Q-tip, err I mean good tip.
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Good Q-tip, err I mean good tip.
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