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2006 Silverados-rust/corrosion along inside bottom of door


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We have 2 - '06 Silverado crewcabs and recently discovered that on the driver's door only on both trucks that along the seam where the outer door skin wraps over the inner panel along the bottom edge that the paint is starting to bubble, showing signs of rust rearing it's ugly head.

 

Yes, we live in an area where road salt is used but we do what we can to keep the trucks clean and both trucks have full-length factory runningboards & mudguards so this area isn't getting subject to a bunch of winter slop.

 

The one picture shows the area of the door on the truck with the worst problem, and it only has 19k miles, not like it's been subjected to years of use.

 

And it is only on the driver's door, the other 3 doors on both trucks show no signs of corrosion.

 

Dealer recommends a new door rather than repairing the existing door, but we're not crazy about that route of repair due to cost ($1800) and who knows what the end result will be.

 

Anyone else encounter a similar issue with the lower doors on your trucks and if so, what did you do to remedy the problem?

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We have 2 - '06 Silverado crewcabs and recently discovered that on the driver's door only on both trucks that along the seam where the outer door skin wraps over the inner panel along the bottom edge that the paint is starting to bubble, showing signs of rust rearing it's ugly head.

 

Yes, we live in an area where road salt is used but we do what we can to keep the trucks clean and both trucks have full-length factory runningboards & mudguards so this area isn't getting subject to a bunch of winter slop.

 

The one picture shows the area of the door on the truck with the worst problem, and it only has 19k miles, not like it's been subjected to years of use.

 

And it is only on the driver's door, the other 3 doors on both trucks show no signs of corrosion.

 

Dealer recommends a new door rather than repairing the existing door, but we're not crazy about that route of repair due to cost ($1800) and who knows what the end result will be.

 

Anyone else encounter a similar issue with the lower doors on your trucks and if so, what did you do to remedy the problem?

 

sand the rust off and get a primer and a paint that matches with your paint number or get some custom paint made up should not cost much . Less than 35 bucks .
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Got an 03 Silverado with 36k that looks the same. It's never gotten any worse in the last 4 to 5 years.

 

Did you spray your doors with something? It appears there is moisture in that area.

 

 

The trucks were rustproofed by the dealer when they were new, and what looks dark along the bottom of the door is the rustproofing that they sprayed along the lower area of the doors and has attracted some dirt over the years.

 

 

All of the drain holes are open.

 

Not sure if it is caused by bad prep work prior to being painted at the factory-maybe by desing to sell more product or services?

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my 2003 silverado looks the same. i keep an eye on it and it dosent seem to get any worse, like others have said. i wouldnt worry about it. if it does bother you, like someone else said just sand it and spray some factory match paint on it

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