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2019 AT4 Frame/Parts Rust Repair/Prevention


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As the title states, I am looking for recommendations for mainly frame rust repair/prevention tips from those who may have experienced this. I have attached a photo for reference on what I’m dealing with. 
 

For the record, I have a 2017 All-Terrain that I’m not seeing these issues, so I’m not sure if it was coated better from the factory, or different material was used in the 2019 refresh. 
 

My trailer hitch is even rusting. I drove it for the first 50,000 km in an environment where they use sand instead of salt on the roads in the Winter. So it’s quite surprising at the extent of rust I’m seeing. 
 

I was leaning towards oil spray, but I’m not too sure if this will actually help or not. 
 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Looking for members who have actually had this issue and rectified it. 
 

Rust.HEIC

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25 minutes ago, KA0S said:

As the title states, I am looking for recommendations for mainly frame rust repair/prevention tips from those who may have experienced this. I have attached a photo for reference on what I’m dealing with. 
 

For the record, I have a 2017 All-Terrain that I’m not seeing these issues, so I’m not sure if it was coated better from the factory, or different material was used in the 2019 refresh. 
 

My trailer hitch is even rusting. I drove it for the first 50,000 km in an environment where these sand instead of salt. So it’s quite surprising at the extent of rust I’m seeing. 
 

I was leaning towards oil spray, but I’m not too sure if this will actually help or not. 
 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Looking for members who have actually had this issue and rectified it. 
 

Rust.HEIC 2.64 MB · 3 downloads

Your file requires a video extension download. I will not download unknown files so I cannot view it. 

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14 minutes ago, Bikerjon said:

Your file requires a video extension download. I will not download unknown files so I cannot view it. 

I'm running Win11.  The built-in Photos app will open the file.  HEIC files are the file format Apple uses for their iPhones and iPads.

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7 hours ago, Bikerjon said:

Your file requires a video extension download. I will not download unknown files so I cannot view it. 

It doesn’t actually…..

 

As stated by the other member, it’s the file format for iPhones and iPad photos, which is what I used to take the photo with. 

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29 minutes ago, newdude said:

No picture?  

It’s there. Click the link. It’s heic which is a file extension iPhone formats its photos into. 
 

Was opened no issues on Windows 11..

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1 hour ago, KA0S said:

It’s there. Click the link. It’s heic which is a file extension iPhone formats its photos into. 
 

Was opened no issues on Windows 11..

 

 

We don't all have Windows 11...so no...no photo.  

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1 hour ago, newdude said:

 

 

We don't all have Windows 11...so no...no photo.  

 

2 hours ago, KA0S said:

It’s there. Click the link. It’s heic which is a file extension iPhone formats its photos into. 
 

Was opened no issues on Windows 11..

That's what I was trying to tell you KAOS and PhilB.

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2 hours ago, newdude said:

 

 

We don't all have Windows 11...so no...no photo.  

Well I just opened it on iPhone and I sent it to my friend with a Samsung. It opens on MacOS. Not sure what to tell you. Windows 11 is old as hell…I just used the example to show it can be opened on even old operating systems. 
 

It is pretty hilarious that we are focusing on the photo and not the actual topic. I’ve explained what’s happening in my post. Yet have only received messages regarding the file extension……

 

Figured I would ask here since there are other owners of the same truck, and perhaps they’ve used a specific product or method on their frames. I remember reading something a couple of years ago about getting the wax coating. But couldn’t seem to find it when I did a search on here. 
 

Thanks anyway. 
 

 
 

 

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25 minutes ago, KA0S said:

 

It is pretty hilarious that we are focusing on the photo and not the actual topic. I’ve explained what’s happening in my post. Yet have only received messages regarding the file extension……

 

Figured I would ask here since there are other owners of the same truck, and perhaps they’ve used a specific product or method on their frames. I remember reading something a couple of years ago about getting the wax coating. But couldn’t seem to find it when I did a search on here. 
 

Thanks anyway. 
 

 

 

 

Can't help if we can't see the problem. 🤷‍♂️

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OP, you can change your camera settings to take pics as 'most compatible' instead of 'high efficiency'.  Your camera will start storing pics as jpeg then. 

 

I used Win11 Photos to convert the OP's picture to jpeg for everyone to view.  Enjoy 

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