Frame Rust

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Frame Rust

Postby Groundpounder2 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:53 am

My 2 year old Rogue has some rust on the frame, and it concerns me. I have 34k miles on it, and I don't think there should be this much rust. I did a search on this website, and found a thread where someone complained about the same issue, and the dealer said it was not an issue. They did not post photos, so I have no idea how my rust compares to theirs.

Anyone else with this vintage of vehicle have similar issues?

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Re: Frame Rust

Postby float_6969 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:02 pm

To be more specific, those parts aren't the frame of the car. They're the sub-frame that holds the engine/transmission and also hold the lower control arm. The rust isn't really anything to worry about, but if it's concerning you, there are rust treatment products that you can use to stop the rust and prevent it.

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Re: Frame Rust

Postby AZhitman » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:37 pm

That's pretty ugly for a 2011. I think I'd be complaining to Nissan.

Where do you live?

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Re: Frame Rust

Postby TaiLuu » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:43 am

That is some pretty bad cancer there. It would depend on what side of the country you live in. In the Mid west they lay down liquid rust(Salt & Water) on the roads. I live in Iowa, and we have a lot of liquid rust. I don't think my Rogue is that bad with the rust. Mine is a 2011 too.

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Re: Frame Rust

Postby ImStricken06 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:00 pm

i have the same rust on my '08. i would go to the dealer and have it written in your file, but otherwise i wouldnt let it bother me. this way if something snaps in a year or so = you can always blame it on the rust LOL

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Re: Frame Rust

Postby Qashqai » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:07 pm

I am living in Ottawa and my 2011 Rogue has the same amount of rust. Here if I go to dealer because of rust they will laugh hard!

What I am doing is. I remove the rust as much as I can with a wire brush and I spray Rocker Guard. That stuff is amazing. Dries fast, elastic, sticks well and even absorbs noise.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/4 ... ?locale=en

It won't stop the rust (which is impossible), but it slows down.

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Re: Frame Rust

Postby AZhitman » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:10 pm

Sounds like you guys need to research some KBS Coatings or POR products.

Stopping rust isn't "impossible," we do it on every restoration.

That "RockerGuard" product is simply rubberized undercoating. All it does is give the rust a dark, permanently moist place to grow. Not a great product choice for the issue you guys have.

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Re: Frame Rust

Postby ImStricken06 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:41 pm

in order to stop rust, you gotta remove it, kill it/treat it, and then coat the raw metal. its not impossible - but without a full restoration, its a never ending hide & seek game.

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Re: Frame Rust

Postby Qashqai » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:12 pm

AZhitman wrote: That "RockerGuard" product is simply rubberized undercoating. All it does is give the rust a dark, permanently moist place to grow. Not a great product choice for the issue you guys have.
I totally agree, however I don't have time, equipment and skills to properly remove the rust. As long as I can stop the surface of the rust exposing to salt and water, the corrosion will be slower. This is what I need. I am not going to leave this car to my grandchildren. At the end of the day, it is a car.

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Re: Frame Rust

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