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Thread: 2008 rusting?

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    Hi I'm new to these forums and I couldn't find any threads for body work, but I'm just wonder if anyone has any rust forming on there box on 2008 silverado/gmc? My truck is a quad cab, and I can't find anyone who has this problem. Now I'm thinking that it may have been in an accident and obviously they did not repair it properly. This truck has only 93000km, and I live in Ontario Canada, where there is lots of salt, but still I know a lot of people with the same year and they don't have rust. Any responds is appreciated.

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    I also would like to add that there is no rust anywhere else, not even on the other side of the box.

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    can ya post up some pics to view.
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    Ya forsure as soon as I get the chance, it's just all bubbles right now, and if you look at it in the sun and look down the side it almost looks a little wavey but looks normal looking straight at it.

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    Did you buy it used? Get a carfax? Remember if you are in the Snow area and they salt up there you may get a bit of rust after a few years if not washed often in the wheel well area
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enkeiavalanche View Post
    Did you buy it used? Get a carfax? Remember if you are in the Snow area and they salt up there you may get a bit of rust after a few years if not washed often in the wheel well area
    Yes I did have one done I bought it from a big GM dealership, the car fax said it has never been in an accident, that doesn't mean that it could of been a minor scraping on the fender and the guy got it repaired for cash. As for this area I know theres a lot of salt I've had way older GMs and considering the years they were they didn't have rust at all, and I've talked to a lot of guys and stopped people to ask them about there trucks and it seems I'm the only one with this problem my buddies 2006 truck still don't have any rust. ne ways just kind of venting now lol, but it just kind of pisses me off I purchased it this time last year and there was nothing there when I bought it.

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    Check your vehicle warranty, this is from a 2014 warranty but I think they have been the same for many years. 94000 km is about 58,000 miles and you might just make it under the 6 years. A big GM Dealership should help you out, they may have did the patch if it was repaired in their shop. A good repair shouldn't rust out that fast, maybe never, if it was done correctly. Even though your rust is not yet a "rust through" and may only be surface rust, you might be able to a least get a discounted price to get it repaired at the dealership so they can maintain a good customer.

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    GM vehicles are designed and built to resist corrosion. All body and sheet metal components are warranted against corrosion for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Plus you’re protected even further from rust-through corrosion for a minimum of 6 years/100,000 miles (whichever comes first). Application of additional rust-inhibiting materials is not required under the corrosion coverage and none is recommended. See your GM dealer for terms of this limited warranty.

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    Has the truck been undercoated?......My 97 has next to no rust, been undercoated since new

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorthFlorida View Post
    Check your vehicle warranty, this is from a 2014 warranty but I think they have been the same for many years. 94000 km is about 58,000 miles and you might just make it under the 6 years. A big GM Dealership should help you out, they may have did the patch if it was repaired in their shop. A good repair shouldn't rust out that fast, maybe never, if it was done correctly. Even though your rust is not yet a "rust through" and may only be surface rust, you might be able to a least get a discounted price to get it repaired at the dealership so they can maintain a good customer.

    Sheet Metal

    GM vehicles are designed and built to resist corrosion. All body and sheet metal components are warranted against corrosion for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Plus you’re protected even further from rust-through corrosion for a minimum of 6 years/100,000 miles (whichever comes first). Application of additional rust-inhibiting materials is not required under the corrosion coverage and none is recommended. See your GM dealer for terms of this limited warranty.
    Ya I'm forsure going to take it back to the dealer thanks,I hope they will help me out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poncho62 View Post
    Has the truck been undercoated?......My 97 has next to no rust, been undercoated since new
    No doesn't look like it's ever been under coated figured I'd start after I bought it, didn't think there would be rust with only 94000 km /58000m

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