Rear Hatch Rust Prevention

Discussion in '200-Series Cruisers' started by ForrestGrump, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. ForrestGrump

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    I've been slowly working through removing rust spots that are popping up. Mostly on the frame and undercarriage but also elsewhere. The rear hatch seems to be getting water from somewhere. I know on the 100s there was a problem with tubes getting clogged. Do these tubes exist on a 200? Where would one find said tubes? Here are some pics of where I'm concerned. It's not coming in the vehicle or causing any problems at the moment. I just hate looking at it. I'm going to replace the hardware with stainless and the metal parts/pieces that can't be cleaned up. Thoughts?

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    Remove, sand and spray them with Rustoleum rattle can.
     
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    Looks like normal exposed hardware rusty crusty. Repaint / replace and keep them oiled up with a thin layer of fluid film during the winter months.
     
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    Ordered some new gate bumpers, cleaned everything up, and replaced all the crusted bolts/screws with stainless. Looks much better now.

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    Money well spent. Cut that cancer out before it spreads.
     
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    I was actually surprised to see no rust under the bumpers. It was on on the black tabs and the fasteners
     
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