Rust in GU Under Snorkel

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 15:03
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We have a GU Patrol with a safari snorkel fitted by ARB! We now have rust under the snorkel between it and the front flair. Has anyone else had this problem? Is it a mission to take off?

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Reply By: fourstall2000 - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 15:47

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 15:47
Fish oil is the answer.
Just spray it along the joints and it will creep in to treat rust,this stuff penetrates anywhere uphill or down.
Poor show though that Arb did not treat metal during installation.
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Follow Up By: Lea - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 15:51

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 15:51
We rustproofed the car ourselves. But we need to get the snorkel off to get rid of the rust and then we will re rustproof where snorkel fitted.

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Reply By: Happy GU Owner - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 15:55

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 15:55

It's not that hard to remove once you take out the plastic wheel well liner in the front wheel arch so you can see what you are up against - it is only three or four bolts and a clamp to the inner tube which routes the air through to the airbox.
It is a job that should take you no more than 1/2 an hour!!

I have sprayed fish oil over all the raw edges that I thought did not have enough paint on them for protection.

When I installed mine, I painted all the edges, and I would have thought that ARB, being the quality establishment that they are, would have done the same.

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Follow Up By: Lea - Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 16:08

Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 at 16:08

RE: ARB we thought the same. They may have just overlooked it! We may even take it down to them and see what they say? It was fitted a few years ago?

Thanks for your help.

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Reply By: Matt H (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005 at 00:41

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005 at 00:41

I posted the same question a couple of days earlier. The rust in my Patrol is in the same place, between the snorkel and the flair. I also have some at the top of the guard. I have since taken my car to a panel beater to get to rust fixed before it spreads. I have a 99 GU Patrol with a Safari snorkel. It appears that the rust in mine is not from the hole that was cut. The large section at the base of the snorkel that sits on the guard has been rubbing on the guard, hence the rust. The panel beater is going to fix this and then put something like double sided tape between the guard and the snorkel to prevent further rubbing. I would think that unless something is done to stop contact with the guard the problem will just re-surface. Hope this helps.

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Follow Up By: Lea - Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005 at 15:06

Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005 at 15:06
Thanks Matt

Ours is booked in at panel beater. We are yet to pull snorkel & flair off.

Thanks again for your help.

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