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post #1 of 6 Old 10-20-2015, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Rust prevention on new Jeep

I just bought my 2016 Unlimited Sport and with winter coming I'm wondering what steps should be taken to prevent the inevitable rusting from driving on salted roads. I apologize if a discussion on this exists already, I did a search but most results were very old. I've paid Ziebart before to do a Chevy Truck and it rusted out anyway. Would it be worthwhile to do this to the Jeep? Any tips or advice on rust prone areas to concentrate on?

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-20-2015, 02:06 PM
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Fluid film is well liked here

Nothing in my jeep is sacred, except my jelly beans and apple liquorice. Don't touch those...
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-20-2015, 02:10 PM
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My JK has been through eight salty winters with no sign of body rot. Some driveline components have surface rust. That seems to be a planned protection.
I haven't done any undercoating; just wash it once in a while. Undercoating can make the body rust out quicker by trapping water, then preventing washing from flushing things clean.

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post #4 of 6 Old 10-20-2015, 10:20 PM
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1. keep it clean. Take as much time with the power washer under the jeep as you do on the paint. Im serious.
2. Touch up ALL rock rash/chips/scratches right away and carry touch up paint in the console.

If you don't want a rusty vehicle it will require more TLC and Grandmas Elbow Grease, its just the nature of metal in the elements.
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post #5 of 6 Old 10-21-2015, 02:55 PM
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I just got my 2014 last year. This weekend I'm getting the POR15 out and giving the underneath a coat.

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post #6 of 6 Old 10-21-2015, 05:04 PM
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Ditto on all that...

I use fluid film too!

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