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Old 04-01-2014, 05:32 PM
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Is anyone else noticing small amount of oxidation on any of the chrome on their new trucks? I just bought a 2014 Laramie in January and noticed that I'm getting some discoloration of the edge of the chrome by my tow hooks. I have attached a picture, which aren't good, but you can start to see the chrome turning orange. My fear that these will start to rust quickly. I know it is small now, but I just don't this to turn into a bigger problem. Is their anything that I can do to stop this or will dealers replace them since it is so new? Any suggestions would be helpful and thanks in advance.
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I would bring it to the dealer. I am sure they will say everything rusts eventually but not in 3 months.

I had the same thing happen to my lugs (See here: http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=169320) I bought from Discount Tire. They didn't even make it a whole winter. They gave me the option of the same or painted black for free or stainless if I pay the difference. I went with black. Hopefully your dealer will be as good if not better.
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I have a new 2014 Longhorn and just noticed the black tow hooks are rusting. Paint is chipped off on the inside of the hook. No way they could have hit anything. I will mention it to the dealer next time in- but am not expecting much.
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Gross! My truck has 13,400 miles on it and neither the bumpers nor the tow hooks have any sort of rust like that. Your dealer needs to get that fixed for you.
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