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Old 02-12-2014, 08:18 PM
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I'm interested to see what the dealer says.
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I work at a factory. That looks like expulsion from a weld. Leaving some "weld-flash" that was not cleaned-up. Hard to tell from the photos, but are the dimples from the welds "not-flat", and look angled from the surface of the metal? That would be from welder tip misalignment. I program and repair spot welding robots, so I might know a few things about this. If the spot welds look like a half-moon, and not a perfect circle, that is mis-alignment. That can cause a small ridge of weld-expulsion on the "light-side" of the weld. This would also cause poor, to no, adhesion of the priming process to this surface. Pretty much, just trying to paint weld-slag.
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:36 PM
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He isnt the only one with the rust bleeding through the spot welds my 2010 dodge ram big horn is doing the very same thing as well the dealer has warned me to look out for the rust over the back wheels coming through due to dodge making the panels out of dissimilar metals causing anodic reactions..guess what people we have been duped again.They wll fix the rust if you have less than 60000km/3yrs and if you have extended or the paint protection package maybe longer otherwise you are sol...nice eh?And the rust through on the rear box panels requires a complete box side replacement so obviously they know the problem exists .I believe they should be recalling the trucks for this since its obviously a flaw in their product.
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Hey! Got a 2010 Ram as well, same thing. My truck is light greystone. I asked if this was common, and the guy smiled and said yep!
Been twice to the dealer to get it fixed (1 side at the time showed up)
Just noticed more spots, lower this time.
Lucky me, I got the extended warranty for paint/rust protection against my better judgement but hey! it might just payout this time!
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