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    Sandblasted / chipped rear rocker panel and dogleg (potential rust problem)

    I was.rotating my tires today when I noticed this. It is on both side in front of the rear tire.


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    Wow! So that's from grit launched off the front tires?

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    in front of the rear tyres?? does not seem like the right trajectory to be coming off the front, but I guess it could be a big issue. will look at mine after dinner.

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    Yes from sand and salt. This car has never been on a gravel road just city and highway. I also found it on the leading edge of the rear fender at the lower door opening. I am not leaving this exposed very long. I will coat the whole rocker with bedliner if I have to.
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    The fender only appears to be on the drivers side.
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    No signs of this on mine, but I will be keeping a close eye on it. The paint quality that low down is very poor though.

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    Seems like a paint quality problem. It shouldn't chip off so easily.

    What's Nissan's corrosion warranty?

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    I would definitely bring this to the attention of the nice folks at Trans-Canada.

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    I will take it to a nissan dealership tomorrow and see what they say. As I have said on here before not all nissan dealerships are the same and I expect to get different results from dealership to dealership.

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    I bought the nissan rustproofing but if this isn't covered up immediately its gonna rot. I'm interested to know if alphamicra has any of this? He has more k"s than me.


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