Make sure you keep an eye on your rear hatch. Discovered this the other day. I've got an appointment on 6/3. They better have a loaner while they fix all the little things in this car. I've got a laundry list haha. But, I do really love the car.
That's an excellent point, California probably has some crazy environmental rules regarding painting vehicles. I really just think it's poor craftsmanship. there's various issues all over the car that any autobody guy could see a mile away. But i knew this going in so i can't be too upset.Wonder if the enviro regs that limit quality paint in Cali are causing this, or is it just poor paintmanship?
That's what I thought but it's definitely fused to the paint or body. I scraped it a little and it's definitely adheredSeeing as it appears to be under the rubber seal it's probably metal dust from manufacturing that got trapped under the seal and is rusting on the surface of the paint
You're right I didn't think of that. Rust usually happens under the paint with that bubbling effect.In my experience rust from under the paint won't present like this. This is fast surface rust from something on top of the paint. Embedded iron or steel dust does adhere and stick to the paint. Removers like clay bars or chemical decon products like ironx are usually pretty effective at removing.
Under the paint rust takes a long time and doesn't break the surface like this. It bubbles and takes time and even if it is truly rising from underneath, you won't see it as rust. Just bubbles and after a good while it will then break through but doesn't present with the dusting you can see migrating across the surface.
I could see it without removing the seal. I was just walking by taking pics of other things to have serviced and noticed. I pulled back the seal to get a better lookLooks like you have the rubber siding pulled away. What tipped your off? Were you able to see it with the rubber installed? Makes me want to go remove all the rubber trim and look underneath.
That's an excellent point, California probably has some crazy environmental rules regarding painting vehicles. I really just think it's poor craftsmanship. there's various issues all over the car that any autobody guy could see a mile away. But i knew this going in so i can't be too upset.