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Old 03-20-2015, 02:52 PM   #1
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Rust on frame

I'm a little upset when I looked at the underneath of the front frame on our brand new 2015/ 2008 Windjammer and found rust forming all along the bottom edge of the frame. I sure wouldn't expect to find a brand new trailer in this condition. Has anyone else experienced this with a brand new trailer and if so what did you do to stop the rust?
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Old 03-20-2015, 11:54 PM   #2
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Could it be due to the salt from roads during the winter not sure if it would do that that fast was just a guess took my old Ty to the beach here in Louisiana and four months later rusty patched were everywhere
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Old 03-20-2015, 11:55 PM   #3
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Not Ty- travel trailer
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:57 AM   #4
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I don't know if it is salt since I have only had it out once. I guess I'll paint some rustproofing on the trailer frame.
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:07 AM   #5
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Every trailer I've ever owned but one (a boat trailer) had marginal paint
on the frame. 3 different brands.

Black rustoleum is your friend!! Get some cheap throw away brushes and
put on your old clothes and crawl under there. You can also get it in
spray cans but do be careful about overspray.
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You had it out but who and when was it delivered to the factory who and what time of the year was it delivered to the dealership where you got it from.

Rust can form just from the humidity in the air, do you live in a state on the coast or in a place where there is a river or lake?

Clean it off as well as you can and then spray it with some underbody spray.

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Old 03-21-2015, 08:24 AM   #7
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Thumbs up Get some RUST REFORM

Rust-o-lioum (sp?) makes a product called RUST REFORM. It actually reforms rust chemically to a black inert material. This comes in a spay can and works GREAT!!!! After you allow this material to dry for a few hours, you can spray it with a rust resistant paint and forget it. If you skip the RUST REFORM step, the rust will eventually bleed thru even rust resistant paint. I've been using this product for years on my pickup under carriage, metal trailers, you name it. it is one of the best things I've discovered in my many years of owning and maintaining vehicles of all shapes and sizes!
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:25 AM   #8
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We live in Pennsylvania southwest pa so if it was anything it would have been road salt. I have a real good rust proofing solution. My truck with rust proofed with that I'll paint on it. It's messy but I know that it'll stop the rust.
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I sand as much off as possible then spray the rusty area with 3M marhyde rust converter. It changes the left over rust to a black coating. Then paint it. I even do this under my truck. It works well.
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:20 AM   #10
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These both sound like good alternative ways to deal with the rust other than the way I was going to do it. Where can i buy these products any auto parts store?
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