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    Rust on boot strut washer

    Has anybody noticed this washer rusting at the end of the boot strut where it is attached to the body?
    This is the same on both struts.
    I've only done 11000KM in 2 years and it has been garaged at night and under covered parking most days for its life.
    I've also been in the habit of wiping water out of the sills and gutters after washing exactly to prevent such things.

    Has any had experience with getting dealers to rectify such things? OR should I just give it a wipe with some rust inhibitor and move on.

    Rust on boot strut washer-boot-hinge-jpg

    Last edited by spacemannz; 24-10-2019 at 09:47 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacemannz View Post
    <snip> ...just give it a wipe with some rust inhibitor and move on.
    there you go, fixed for you
    Cheers, Anthony

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc_777 View Post
    there you go, fixed for you
    Thanks Doc. You forgot to prescribe some meds for my OCD to deal with that solution 🤪

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacemannz View Post
    Thanks Doc. You forgot to prescribe some meds for my OCD to deal with that solution 浪
    I’m in no position to advise on such things

    if it were my car with that small rusty washer, I would probably muse over it for months and lose sleep. It’s always easier when it’s someone else’s car

    Lanolin spray is your friend for things like that, IMO anyway. Stops the corrosion in its tracks and doesn’t retain too much grunge.
    Cheers, Anthony

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