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Rear hatch rust??

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by MountainMan, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Mar 1, 2021 at 5:52 PM
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    MountainMan

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    Took my 2019 4Runner with 19,000 miles on it to the local car wash and noticed it is developing random tiny rust spots on the rear hatch. Nothing anywhere else on the vehicle.

    Has anyone else had this happen?

    I'm wondering if there was something done wrong with the metal prep or primer on the hatch. We use some de-icer on the roads around here, but rust really isn't a thing around here for most vehicles.

    Thinking I should take it in to the dealer for a possible warranty issue. Just weird that rust is randomly appearing on just the rear hatch.

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  2. Mar 1, 2021 at 6:08 PM
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    Dillusion

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    You sure it just doesn't need a detail?

    Looks like surface rust from what I can see. Clay bar should take care of it. Drive in industrial areas often?
     
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    Possible rail dust from transport or if you live near RR tracks? Try some meguiars polish to help remove, then wax it.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2021 at 5:50 PM
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    mac1usa

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    Yeah I have seen some similar fall out or contaminants on paints like that. Try some bug and tar remover and go gently. My guess is it will come out. Try a little more elbow grease if it it is not easily removed. If it comes out with that follow up with some polish and wax.
     
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    Iron remover. It will change color where contamination’s are... and rinse off to remove
     

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