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post #1 of 10 Old 06-28-2010, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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Nearing Purchase, but Wondering...Rust?!

So some of you may have seen a few threads I posted before. I'm still evaluating the possibility of getting a JK, but I'm getting closer. I have one concern I'd like to ask about, though. I can't help but notice how most JK's on the road seem to have considerable rust viewable from the rear. I'm not only concerned about the visuals here; isn't it a bit soon for cars that young to be so rusted? Anyway, I've tried to look around for solutions to this in case I do buy a JK. My searching has lead me to learn about Herculiner and Por-15.

Is there a reliable way to win the war against rust?

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-28-2010, 08:54 AM
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What are you seeing that's rusty? Since you are seeing this from the rear, I assume you are seeing the muffler. That's surface rust and heat causing discoloring. Paint with bbq black spray paint. Either that or relocate or install a skid plate back there.

CJ's were notorious for rust. JK's, not so much.

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What are you seeing that's rusty? Since you are seeing this from the rear, I assume you are seeing the muffler. That's surface rust and heat causing discoloring. Paint with bbq black spray paint. Either that or relocate or install a skid plate back there.

CJ's were notorious for rust. JK's, not so much.
Yup, most of the mufflers I see when driving behind them are all rusted. Simply spray paint it? Sounds like an easy solution.

I've been eyeing a 2010 Sahara that's been on a local lot for over a month. With the recent 2011 rumors, the 2010's are looking more favorable...
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It's also worth noting the rust isn't rust through type of rust. It's mostly just discoloring, so it won't hurt anything or rot out if you do nothing to it. I have been meaning to paint mine, but after three years, I am still procrastinating hahaha. It doesn't hurt anything. It's more noticable when you have a lift though since you can see under there more.

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Well that's good to hear. I am in New England, so the winters will give it a good test. Thanks for the info!
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you can't see the mufflers on most vehicles you can on the jk. if you crawl under and look at the muffler on most new vehicles sitting on a dealer lot you'll see rust
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you can see the mufflers on most vehicles you can on the jk. if you crawl under and look at the muffler on most new vehicles sitting on a dealer lot you'll see rust
Then maybe it's just because the JK's is more visible, but it's certainly unsightly and a bit concerning. I'd still like to do whatever I could to minimalize it, but this thread has put me as ease somewhat about it.
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what kind of spray paint for the muffler?
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what kind of spray paint for the muffler?
High temperature paint such as the black spray paint fir barbecue pits works fine.

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you can get high temp silver for tailpipes too
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