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I was told that newer Chevys and Fords have a rather crappy factory wax frame coating. When I take my finger nail to the coating, you can easily scrape it off and can tell it is some sort of waxy coating. Does anyone recommend removing this coating and replacing it with some type of frame paint?
Anyone else with a new 2014 Sierra having an issue with the frame rusting and paint/wax flaking off? I have 3000 kms and it looks horrible. I also own a 2011 Canyon service truck with 105kms and the frame looks like new. So irriating as my Sierra is a beautiful truck aside
I recently purchased a 2015 GMC Sierra, no previous owners, with 3200 miles on it. It is a 5.3L crew can Z71 package. I expected, that for $40k, I would be able to get a dream truck with absolutely no issues. Boy was I wrong. Within 24 hours of having the truck, I looked underneath and saw that there was tons of rust on the frame and that the factory frame coating was peeling off. Some spots I could literally wipe off with my pinky. I called the dealer and took it in. They had it for 3 days and applied the bandaid TSB work. I got it back with a little built confidence. However after looking underneath I found that they hadn't even taken care of the whole frame. They only did part of it and I could even see rust under spots that they had coated. I emailed the general manager with my concerns and was told that I was overreacting and that the rust just shows more on these trucks. I had to bite my tongue to not freak out at that reply. Absolute Nonsense. He hooked me up with their service manager and I showed him my concerns. They took it on again and literally sprayed over the rust that I showed them. I have given up. I'm done dealing with them. I've already had to buy a can of frame spray to recoat huge sections that are peeling off. There are also sections I can't even recoat because they are internal to the frame. At this point I'm ready to talk with a lawyer. It's so sad and unfortunate that I have to go through so much trouble after spending $40k on a vehicle that is essentially new. The frame is the core to any vehicle. If it rusts out then the whole truck is a loss. I will have no resale value because over a short period of time this vehicle will look like it's 30 years old. GM, you have really wronged me here. I honestly don't even have time to address this because I am recovering from receiving whiplash in a bad accident, on top of recovery from a service connected injury. I really hoped I could be proud of my truck and share all the good things about it. By honestly I will never appreciate this vehicle knowing my frame is rusting away. I live in MN where tons of salt is put down. It's all down hill from here. http://imgur.com/a/ctmp2
After a search on here I found that the wax coating used on our frames is made by the Daubert Chemical Company - "Nox-Rust X-121-B" In the north east i have to deal with salt for almost 6 months out to the year.. so i figured i would try and find the same stuff so I can re-apply it every spring where it wore off or rust looks like its forming. The only place i could find it available is on their website : http://store.daubert.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=D&Screen=PROD&Category_Code=Noxrust&Product_Code=1786060 They sell single cans for $15 as well. That's the way I went. Figured if it does the job, and keeps my frame looking good, I can get a few people in my area to go in on a case with me. Cheaper that way. It is pricey but since I plan to have this truck for a while, its worth it. My guess is i wont be able to apply this until April sometime but once I do I'll get some pics up..