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Old 03-25-2011, 05:27 PM
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the supplier is doing a cheap prep & anodizing, then a single dip in the chrome

older vehicles had at least a double dip in the chrome & expensive vehicles were triple dipped

General Motors is having just as many bumper rust problems
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I wonder if all brands have this problem. I know the 2nd gen. Tundra has this problem.
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it's not just the chrome ones...my '09 ST has little rust spots on the front...haven't looked at the back....haven't even hit 20k miles yet
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My bumpers look fine but I have noticed pitting on the chrome “running boards” and figured to ask the Dealer about it. I used “Mother’s” polish on the chrome clad wheels as well since they were showing early signs of pitting or rust and that seems to have prevented anymore spots from appearing. I live in an area that has pretty tough winters but do wash my truck on a regular basis and never let it sit around with a lot of grime and salt deposits on it. So, I was sort of surprised to see this problem showing up and a rather new truck
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I have the same issue with my '05 Ram after winter time. It tends to show a couple tiny spots on my bumpers and a bunch of little spots on the chrome runners that I have going on the lower half of the truck. I just pick up some good chrome polish and give it a good cleaning when the weather warms up and it clears up all of the little spots.
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I went to my dealer about mine and they have now changed supplies for the front bumpers but still showing the same Part number for the rear bumpers. Service manager says they should be changing suppliers in the rear bumper soon as well. They went and checked the warehouse supplies on the old supplier for the rear bumper last week and they only had 2 left for all of the west coast. He said that's a sign they are just using the rest of their old stock up and switching over as well.

I have a little bit of rust on both my front and rear bumpers and I'm just waiting for them to switch suppliers for the rear and I'm getting both mine replaced.
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I have a 2011 Dodge Ram SXT the rear bumper started to rust by the exhaust and now on the other side of the bumper. I took it to 2 dealerships they are aware of the problem but all they did was give me a bottle of chrome polish. Finally the 3rd dealership said they would give it a acid wash and re polish it. At least I got 2 free bottles of chrome polish.
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I've got a pearl black bumper without the cutouts for sale. zip
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This happened to my bumper just over a year buying it. Dealer had looked into it and said that Dodge has acknowledged that there is a problem, but had not figured out a solution.....that was nearly a year ago now. Interesting too see some posts about the chrome tube running boards as well. Mine are pitting as well.
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just went to the dealership and looks like I get both bumpers replaced again for rust spots...
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