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    I actually sprayed mine with Rustoleum Truck Bed Coating 3 years ago and they still look great.
    2006 H3 Adventure & modified Rancho with SOA

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    Quote Originally Posted by rascole View Post
    I actually sprayed mine with Rustoleum Truck Bed Coating 3 years ago and they still look great.
    I used that on my .22 stock since the wood was old and ugly, not my favorite for that application though. It collects dirt and debris everything it rubs on. I think it's much better suited for automotive, I'll have to add it to the list of things to use.

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    My finish was textured not rough.
    2006 H3 Adventure & modified Rancho with SOA

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    Very nice H3 you bought there, Congrats!I used Wipe New on my 06 and it is amazing how it made the A-pillar trim look new again. I did all of the outside trim, including the mirrors and door handles (base model). Even my wife noticed how good it turned out.

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    The pillars didn't bother me, until you mentioned it. Just rubbed a little Aerospace 303 on them to see how it does. I think it looks pretty good but those things sure are dried out, it's soaking up a ton and still a little gray as it dries. I think it'll take several coats but it'll work and I didn't have to spend any money! Night and day difference already though.
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    I'm going to try SEM bumper coating (spray paint) on the replacement set I purchased off Ebay, painting them seems the better option since it is a much longer term fix than anything else, even buying new ones. Plus they are easy enough to take off to do them properly.

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    Looks good! My rig is the same color and what's funny is I didn't notice the faded pillars on mine until I was doing some research on my rig and it was constantly mentioned and then it started bothering me and when I finally took care of it lol.
    2006 H3 3.5L I5 Adventure / Luxury / De-chromed / De-badged / Torsion lift / 35" Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs / Bilstein 5100 shocks / Schwarttzy skid plates / Schwarttzy high clearance leaf spring plates / Warrior rear shackles / Solid Axle GM Corporate 10 Bolt rear diff cover / 1" Daystar body lift / Custom Tube Doors x4 / AirDoc / AFE dry filter / Outfitter Design steering rack reinforcement and front differential bushing kits / PCM of NC tune

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    adding to this thread...I am considering moving to an Alpha and found a low mileage one in the North East. It would be an online buy, my first for a vehicle. the dealer sent some pictures of the undercarriage. Does the amount of rust look concerning to anyone? My 08 has lived in Florida all of its life and doesn't have anywhere close to this amount of oxidation. Any feedback is appreciated and anything else I should look out for?

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    I have owned an 06 since it was new and live in the NE. This looks typical but I would ask to see some pics of the section aft of the rear axle. It tends to oxides more on the rear frame rails, upper rear shock mount area and rear leaf mount.


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    You could always have a place spray it with por-15.
    09 H3T Alpha/Adv- |Tuned |Starr Hid |Thor Bumper |Airdoc |UCP |American Roll Tonneau |Arb Compressor |Katzkins |Kenwood |

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    Buying opinion please

    Looks pretty average. Ive not seen any real huge rust problems at the 10-12 year old age, as long as you leave things alone. But as soon as you start messing with them, nuts & bolts will definitely snap or round off. Swaybars, shocks, brake lines, hubs, driveshafts, etc. are all common rusty spots. PB-blaster is pretty much a requirement to do work on an H3.
    I see this one has the factory birdcage UCP. This can be used as an indicator of off-road abuse. They are commonly bent, broken, or severely scraped-up. Yours looks good. Probably had an easy life so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stix View Post
    adding to this thread...I am considering moving to an Alpha and found a low mileage one in the North East. It would be an online buy, my first for a vehicle. the dealer sent some pictures of the undercarriage. Does the amount of rust look concerning to anyone? My 08 has lived in Florida all of its life and doesn't have anywhere close to this amount of oxidation. Any feedback is appreciated and anything else I should look out for?

    Cheers and thanks!

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    I recommend passing on it. In addition to what you see, there are things to consider that you can't see such as electrical connectors that are not inside the cab. If you can find a rig from an area such as south central Texas (away from the coast and far enough south to not have treated winter roads) it will be rust free. There are several on the Austin CRAIGSLIST and ALPHA's pop up sometimes at a fair price. Good luck whatever you do!

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    I think it depends how long you want to keep the vehicle for. If long term I would prolly remove the coating and por-15 because right now the coating is compromised and its rusting underneath it.


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    I do appreciate all who have provided feedback. I wont be pursuing this, but damn, hope someone here will
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