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Hey everyone!

I have spotted the beginning signs of rust forming on my steel bumper.
I replaced the factory bumper with a Barricade Extreme HD Rear Bumper from American trucks almost a year ago now. I want to take action and prevent any further rust from happening. Any affordable suggestions?? Thank you!

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If it's just chrome, use a little #0000 Steel Wool (nothing coarser) with a good lubricant, even dish soap will work, to remove the rust. Heck, we used to believe you could use a little 7Up. We were under the impression that citric acid helped the process and it did work. Use very light pressure. Pick a good sealant to protect once clean.
It's a heavy-duty, 3mm steel plate bumper. Textured black with a powder-coated finish
 

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@snakebitten @GearHead_1

Sorry for the delay! It snowed like crazy where I am at and I was not ready馃槀
Here are some pictures of what I'm seeing. I would like to handle it before it gets worse....

I definitely do not want to have to grind or re-coat just for these little baby spots.
 

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If you go the route DNA Dan suggested, I recommend Eastwood Rust Encapsulator. I've had good luck using it on anything from floorpans to patio furniture. It's not a permanent cure, but you should easily get a few years out of it.
This looks doable! But am I setting myself up for a bumper replacement later with a bandaid solution? 馃槶
I really did not expect rust with the powder coating! Grrrrrr I appreciate your input!
 

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Wire wheel and a rattle can of black paint

But seriously, i thought of getting my 4Runners winch bumper powder coated and I am glad I didn鈥檛 because now i can just touch it up as needed with a rattle can.

I did have my Jeep鈥檚 bumper rhino lined and that was pretty stout. Held up for years without issue.
What a battle... LOL take off the bumper rhino line it.. stick it back on and hope for the best? LOL UHG
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Powder coating sucks for anything in a salt environment as all it takes is one little chip to start the process and let moisture under it.

My rear bumper has done the same. I just spray the rusty spots with black fluid film and well so what.

I live in a salty area. Nothing you do is going to save it.
Lol all hope is lost huh
 

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Yep, that's done. And, since the rust is occurring under the powdercoat, even if you hose it down with rust converter or paint, the process will continue. Without removing the coating, you can't physically reach the places that are being oxidized. You will continue to lose metal until you apply a definitive solution (namely - blast it to remove the coating and the rust, then recoat).
Darkness.... I wonder if I can dispute this with the company I bought the bumper from. I have only had it for a little over a year. American Trucks is who I bought it from... Hmmm
 
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