Rusting Raptor Rocker panels

Discussion in 'Ford SVT Raptor General Discussions [GEN 1]' started by NitroBerserker, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Lyford13

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    Interested in kit

    Hey ide be interested in a kit if your doing them?

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    Did you ever do kits? Ide take one for my f150.
     
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    I went to pep boys and bought clear bra material. Cut them, cleaned the surface and applied. They held up all PA winter. A couple look worse for wear but it’s a 5 minutes replacement.
     
  3. Lyford13

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    I would like to get one of you still have/ doing them?
     
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    Funny, my truck is EXACTLY the same, in exactly the same spots.
     
  5. Bulletnjm

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    the running board mounts seem to be creating a rust issue for my truck
     
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    Great idea. Thank you.
     
  7. daveypetey

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    So has anyone actually linked the running boards to rust issues as well? Have guys without them noticed less or no rust issues?
     
  8. Yukon Joe

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    Seeing the inside of my rusted rocker panels, is say the running boards are not the issue. They are rusting from the inside, out. The problem stems from not being able to get water out of the rocker panel. There are small gaps along the rocker panel to let the water out, however if you have done any offroading, these small gaps are likely filled with dirt, sand, leaves, sticks, rocks, etc. Which do not allow the water to escape once it enters.

    The best solution is it clean it, coat / protect it then to continue the process at an interval that you can afford.

    Good luck.
    Yukon

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    I went down this road with my 04 F-150. I was bummed I had to get rid of my truck due to rust eating away at it from the inside out.
    My 12 Raptor I have fluid film the truck since new. So far it seems to be working. No evidence of rust. The only thing that has shown salt damage is the fox shocks, really disappointed in the exterior quality of them.
     

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