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Hi guys, I recently found that there are some brown spots on the chassis, is this normal? Should I pay attention to it? It is a 2021 ford edge sel awd. Thanks in advance.

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Thanks. Will ask the dealership to check when I do The Work the next time. Do you think the brown spots are rust? If so, then it seems the rust-proof did not cover that part...

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Could be way off, but it looks like rail dust (iron dust = rust) to me. Do you live near a railroad?

Best to remove. I'd take through a drive-through car wash and get the wash that under sprays under the car bottom. (Usually the cheapest will).

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22 minutes ago, enigma-2 said:

Could be way off, but it looks like rail dust (iron dust = rust) to me. Do you live near a railroad?

Best to remove. I'd take through a drive-through car wash and get the wash that under sprays under the car bottom. (Usually the cheapest will).

Although I don't live near a railroad, it's possible to be rail dust because I drove a long distance last week.

Thanks for the advice! Just did a car wash 10 days ago, Ontario's winter is terrible 😅

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rail dust can get on the vehicle during shipping to the dealer or owner, from factory. over time, it will show itself.

 

surface rust is very common in some areas like frame and driveshaft.  no failures to date due to rust, except maybe remotely on the body panels.

 

you can try claybarring it or giving it a good dose of products like IronX before the bar.  that will tell you how bad it is.  if really concerned, get into an annual regimen of WoolWax or Fluid Film for protection.

https://www.youtube.com/c/MACTFordEdge/search?query=rust

 

https://www.youtube.com/c/FordTechMakuloco/search?query=woolwax

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