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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Question Rust Problem

I have a 08 XTX and it is rusting all over. The frame, a arms, bumper, role cage, side panels, etc. I can't believe this is happening. Is this normal. I have never seen such a poor paint job. I don't have big spots but there are little places all over. What do I do??

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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 06:31 PM
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That's what I was thinking!!

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ITP C series wheels
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post #4 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 09:09 PM
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I was just thinking of how hard would it be to remove all the rust pits, then touch up paint, then coat frame with either wd 40, or sun of a gun tire shine. I know a few people who do that to thier bikes after they clean them, they say cleaning only requires a hose, no scrubbing..
I know it sound like some pretty tedious work, but if you like the maching thats what i would do..
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post #5 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 12:58 AM
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I am sure some of the up north guys have some good ideas. Do here in the south west we don't deal with a big rust problem.



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post #6 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 04:32 AM
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Is it just rust where the paint has scratched off?

How deep is the rust?

Is it just superficial?

Bare metal will rust but it will take a extremely long time to lose any strength.

Maybe post some pic's to help us understand what you are dealing with.
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post #7 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 06:21 AM
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Heres what will work, buy a product called Ospho. It is a rust remover and metal conditioner and came be found at home depot. Clean the dirt off the metal and put the ospho on the rusty areas. After it is dry you can spray paint with rustoleum or roll bedliner paint on. Rust Gone.
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post #8 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 07:23 AM
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suggest you look up a product called POR 15 , it's a paint that seals rust and ceases the rusting process and paints at the same time .. lil pricey but works great and they have many colors .. do a google on it

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post #9 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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Angry Why?

I guess I am wondering why this is happening. I will post some pics so everyone understands what I am dealing with. I have many areas that have not been scratched but are rusting. I don't think I should have to paint a machine that I have 12k into after a year and a half. Am I the only one? I am thinking of selling it and moving to a Polaris. Thoughts?

2008 Prowler 700 XTX
4000# Warn
Full body Warn Skids with A arm guards
Arctic Cat sport bumper
Arctic Cat Half Windshield
ITP C series wheels
ITP 27" mud lights XTR
(looking hard at a HMF pipe)
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post #10 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 10:23 AM
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I have an 08 also and live in the U.P., no rust here. i think i would check with AC may be some kind of recall.
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