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Unread 04-17-2014, 06:47 PM   #1
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NEWBIE Rust Concerns!

Hi - this is my first time to the forum. We have had our 2014 Wrangler Sahara about 4 weeks with less than 500 miles on it - ordered from the factory. I happened to look under the back side and noticed rust in the attached pictures. We keep our Jeep parked in a garage. Is this an issue? Should this be occurring this early? We have not been offroading yet...have been very careful with it! Please help - I am hoping for good news!

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Unread 04-17-2014, 07:03 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Bad part of the northern part of the USA amongst others is your going to have rust. Ive only got 1000 miles on mine and rust is showing on the knuckles and various parts under the jeep. Short of storing it in the winter I have yet to find a permanent solution to rust. I typically wire brush the rusty parts and paint over it with a good rust preventive enamel. My next step is moving away from all the white stuff and salt when I retire. But I have a ways to go. Good luck.
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Unread 04-17-2014, 07:07 PM   #3
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Honestly, that nothing. My undercarriage almost matches my Dune body.
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Unread 04-17-2014, 07:25 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum.

Nothing to worry about its all normal at this stage.
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Unread 04-17-2014, 07:51 PM   #5
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Surface rust and then it will stop. Now, body panels, that is another thing.
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Unread 04-17-2014, 07:54 PM   #6
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You can always rust check everything. It gets greasy and messy, but that's the only thing that will stop it - short of stripping the crap single-layer of stock paint off the axle and epoxy coating it.
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Unread 04-17-2014, 08:27 PM   #7
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Your Jeep is fine, completely normal, nothing to worry about.
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Unread 04-18-2014, 05:41 AM   #8
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Check bad this time next year and see what it looks like.. They is why I hate the northeast so much.
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Unread 04-18-2014, 08:39 AM   #9
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Thank you all - I feel better! Can't wait for the cold to end and ride with the top off for the first time!
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Unread 04-18-2014, 12:08 PM   #10
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i think it is a special coating made back in the eary days of ww2. Jeep was such a great design the only way to keep it out of hands of the Axis. they developed a coating that made them rust into dust fast. since 1942...... bazinga
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Unread 04-19-2014, 08:19 AM   #11
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If you're that concerned you could wire wheel the rust and then spray paint the spot. I just spent two months up there and now I'm replacing all the hardware that rusted.
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Unread 04-20-2014, 06:52 AM   #12
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The undersides of Jeeps tend to rust a good bit. I was amazed at how rusty my '11 was before I traded it in. If I had the time and energy I'd paint the underside of my new one with Rustoleum "Hammered" paint, but I probably won't. It doesn't seem to affect anything.
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Unread 04-22-2014, 02:30 PM   #13
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I'll be using some "rust converter" on my '11 when it's above 60f. All along the frame and exposed lower parts. Touching up the nicks and chips top side as well. Good thing it's black and easy to match.
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Unread 04-22-2014, 08:41 PM   #14
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Has anyone tried undercoating? I'm wondering if that helps at all for those of us in the snow and salt belt.
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