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Old 01-13-2011, 03:22 AM
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quick googling on this issue shows there is a recall out for the bumper rust issue. Recal is R23, i would mention it to the dealer.
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:59 AM
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quick googling on this issue shows there is a recall out for the bumper rust issue. Recal is r23, i would mention it to the dealer.

what models are effected by this recall
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Dealer replaced my front bumper no questions asked. It just had a little surface rust starting to show on the top edge under the painted trim lip.
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Oh Oh , This is not a good sign ! Do they use a ton of salt in Canada ? Maybe its to to the longer duration of salt exposure ?
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My 2008's chrome bumpers are doing okay.

One thing I do to keep rust in check is I apply a very, very light coating of white lithum grease around the most vunerable areas (like rivets and bolts) on the back-side of the bumpers (not the front side). I only apply a dab on the bolt/rivet and swirl it around the base with my finger. It defintely helps keep rust away. I am sure there are better applications than white grease but it works for me and you cannot see it.
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My 2008's chrome bumpers are doing okay.

One thing I do to keep rust in check is I apply a very, very light coating of white lithum grease around the most vunerable areas (like rivets and bolts) on the back-side of the bumpers (not the front side). I only apply a dab on the bolt/rivet and swirl it around the base with my finger. It defintely helps keep rust away. I am sure there are better applications than white grease but it works for me and you cannot see it.

SO YOU PUT LITHIUM GREASE ONLY ON RIVETS AND BOLTS AREA and what do you mean back side not front side
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I think he means on the "Inside, not on the Outside"
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What I meant by "back side" is the side of the bumber facing the truck (not the side facing you when you are looking at your truck). The back side is where the bulk of salt will get into and is where most connections are made.

Lithum grease is a very good rust inhibitor. Also, when I apply it (with a small paint brush), I let it bake in the sun as it does harden to some degree when you put a thin layer on. I do this since it attracts less dirt then if I were to drive immediately after putting it on. I do use it on other underneath connecting parts such as plow brackets, tow hooks etc. It does work. the trick is not getting it over everything when you apply it.
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What I meant by "back side" is the side of the bumber facing the truck (not the side facing you when you are looking at your truck). The back side is where the bulk of salt will get into and is where most connections are made.

Lithum grease is a very good rust inhibitor. Also, when I apply it (with a small paint brush), I let it bake in the sun as it does harden to some degree when you put a thin layer on. I do this since it attracts less dirt then if I were to drive immediately after putting it on. I do use it on other underneath connecting parts such as plow brackets, tow hooks etc. It does work. the trick is not getting it over everything when you apply it.

I may do this what if i put wd 40 and spray it underneath

or what about rust proofing at the dealership ????
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