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Rear hatch rust??

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by MountainMan, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. Mar 21, 2022 at 5:53 AM
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    mac1usa

    mac1usa New Member

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    At first as I wondering if it was another white paint issue by OP. But I guess not if the other is MGM?

    That is crazy disheartening. I thought I was buying a Toyota to avoid issues.

    First it’s frame rust protection, then you see the darn screws in wheel wells rust definitely not big deal but irritating, now tailgate doors and rear hatches. All this for $45k plus markups.

    Are we supposed to buy these things and put them in a humidity controlled glass case and never expose to the outside? Ughh
     
  2. Mar 21, 2022 at 6:03 AM
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    mac1usa

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    Maybe Toyota should offer this in the options page if they are all going to rust

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  3. Mar 21, 2022 at 2:02 PM
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    Too Stroked

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    Ah, no. I recently retired as the Lead Detailer at a local Toyota dealership. I've also detailed out of my house for over 25 years. So, I know what I'm talking about. What you have - and all you have - is simple iron contamination on the surface. It's very, very common and only really shows up on light colored paint. (All other colors have it, but hide it.) The most common time to notice it is in the spring after plows have been dragging steel cutting edges on the pavement all winter long.

    Your Service Writer is blowing smoke up your skirt with his description of the problem. Again, it's nothing in or under the paint - just on the surface of the paint. Products like Iron-X will make that disappear in 15 minutes.
     

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