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post #1 of 12 Old 04-12-2014, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Question Rusty already?!

The Escape 2014 is under 500 miles, while I fing so much rust on it already. Is this normal on this particular part?
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I have the same harmless surface rust too.
For whatever reason, Ford chose to leave those parts unpainted .
Hopefully, the lack of paint is not neglect on the part of the assembly plant.
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I have the same harmless surface rust too.
For whatever reason, Ford chose to leave those parts unpainted .
Hopefully, the lack of paint is not neglect on the part of the assembly plant.
Same here. I noticed it when I was under the car for the first time (to install the clips on the read Splash Guards).

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I have the same harmless surface rust too.
For whatever reason, Ford chose to leave those parts unpainted .
Hopefully, the lack of paint is not neglect on the part of the assembly plant.
Good to know it is normal. Thanks!
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I noticed the same rust on our newly purchased FE Titanium too!
We purchased the exterior/interior "protection pkg" including rust protection, to be applied soon, so it will be interesting to see what the dealer comment would be regarding the preexisting rust in the undercarriage!
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I saw this on my Feb 2014-made FE this morning. I noticed water draining from the bottom of my rear muffler. I saw the two rusty bits while looking for the source of the water. I didn't check the front suspension.

I trust it's a sacrificial surface oxide to keep more serious damage from happening. Here's a little light reading for Easter: Characterization of Corrosion Products on Steel Surfaces - Yoshio Waseda, Shigeru Suzuki - Google Books

Weathering steels are designed to rust, but that's okay.

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The Escape 2014 is under 500 miles, while I fing so much rust on it already. Is this normal on this particular part?


As all has stated oxidation is normal. Corrosion and break down of material not normal


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One of the popular types of weathering steels is Cor-ten steel. I've designed/engineered a few products using Cor-ten, but I thought it was only available in sheets. I wasn't aware weathering steels were available in cast or formed parts.
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