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Rusting strikers.

Is this happening to anyone else?




This is the door striker that the suicide doors latch onto, driver (Top) and passenger side (Bottom). I do live in Illinois, so it could be the salt on the roads in the winter. I would think that they would be a little more protected, and not rust out in just a few years.

I bought my FJ used in Sept of 08. The good news, since I only have 14,xxx miles on the FJ Toyota is going to change them under warranty. Just hope the body is not rusting underneath them too.

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I did a quick search on this and did not find any results, sorry if there is another thread about this already.

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Re: Rusting strikers.

No. Or should I say 'not yet'.

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Re: Rusting strikers.

Mine started to rust so I removed them cleaned the rust off and clear coated them. No problems since.
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Re: Rusting strikers.

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Mine started to rust so I removed them cleaned the rust off and clear coated them. No problems since.
Good idea about the clear coat. I might do that to the new ones.

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Re: Rusting strikers.

Nope. They are still looking good.

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mine are good.

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Good idea about the clear coat. I might do that to the new ones.
Clearcoat may be fine for the areas that don't come in contact with the latch but, won't it quickly wear off at the point where the contact is made thereby creating a void for rust to develop (assuming it's a weather/salt-related issue and not a defective part)?
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Either that or petroleum jelly. Clear coat, will wear away.BTW, mine are fine.
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Re: Rusting strikers.

They salt the roads here in Maryland too but mine still look fine. That looks really bad. Not surprised they replaced them.
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