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!
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.
Surface rust and then it will stop. Now, body panels, that is another thing.
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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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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
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.
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.