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Old 07-12-2006, 01:20 PM
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i have a 2000 f250. my tailgate and inside the doors on the very bottom is starting to rust at the seams. does any one else have this problem?
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:23 PM
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I know this is an old post but I have a 99 with the same problems I talked to my local dealer, they contacted their Ford rep but he refused to do anything. You may want to check with ford. they have a 7 year cutoff where they still might fix things. I fell just outside of it. Otherwise my local body guy told me to just keep spraying oil in the drain holes on the bottom of the tailgate and doors to slow the rust. It's a horrible design and a common problem on these trucks.
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OK, what he said, rust proofing oil....

We do a lot of beach work here in Oz.... Major point is do not use ANY detergent oil, the detergent is an OXIDIZER that will promote rust... If you are going to use engine oil, use ONLY NON-DETERGENT...

Here in Oz for salt water we use specific rust proofing oils, Fish Oil, and other rust proofing materials with phosphoric acid base which eats rust...

Just don't use an detergent motoroil, which is almost all of them, as you will DOUBLE THE RUST....

Best Regards from the Ranger "On the Beach" beat....
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i checked with ford. they just printed offf the tsb on how to fix it. they say to unfold the door skin and cut the rust out and weld in new metal. i think i am going to hit it with a sandblaster and rust converter
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Yeah, the inside bottom of my tailgate is rusted out too. It's far enough along that I'm just gonna have to cut it out and fix it w/ either Fiberglass or new metal. Doors are ok so far though...I'll keep oiling them, hopefully that does the trick.
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it sucks by the time i get it paid off it will have rust holes in the doors
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Don't have to be that way,
You can fight back...
Just use the right rustproofing oil, per my earlier posting, normal engine oil oxidants feed the rust. What you want to do is cut off the oxygon from the rust and it no longer "oxidizes" the iron.... We battle rust big time here in Oz, with something like 15,000 miles of coastline to drive... Ha!

Open door panels from the inside and give it a spray once a year with the proper rustproofing material.. Same on the Tailgate. Same underneath if it is showing any signs. Even the chassis rails... My 1993 had NO RUST at all at the time I sold it a few four or so years ago. On the beach, salt, and all.

Regards from Oz... lone Ranger
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what type of oil do you use?
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I like cosmoline as a rust preventative.
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where can you get cosmoline? i have never heard of it
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