Liftgate rust

chrysler

#1

Hey guys,

My 2007 Chryler minivan’s liftgate is showing a rust stain under the inside bottom edge where the outer panel wraps and meets the inner panel. It seems a common problem with Chrysler’s I hear. The van only has 20,000 miles on it and is garage kept. Is there a way to stop the rust? Can I clean it, apply navel jelly, then clean and seal it someway? I’m retired and was hoping this van would last until they take away my keys. Thanks Donn




#2

You should have a corrosion warranty on your Chrysler. Check into it, then take it to a dealer.


#3

Thanks but I’m told that the 5 year warranty only covers rust through. It must have a “hole” to be eligible. I doubt it will rust through by December of 2011. I can only hope??


#4

Ever heard the saying; “Rust never sleeps”?
That’s what you’re up against.
The best product I have found for combating rust is POR-15.
It works as advertised.
I used their entire process on collector cars I restored.
I got lazy and just slapped the paint on some rusted parts/panels over 20 years ago and they haven’t rusted since.

If you can get to the rusting areas, you have a chance. Rust “stains” seem to indicate that it is rusting in a hidden area and draining out over a visible part. You have to have access to the rusting parts to slow down the process…


#5

Sounds like a plan. Can’t hurt to try, right? Thanks for the advice.


#6

Chrysler somestimes will do a 1 time good will warranty. The only way to get rid of the rust is to open the seam and clean the rust out and use POR15 just as twinturbo stated.


#7

Thanks for your comments.