Two-Part Stupid Noob Question

UMEXT

Original poster
Dec 16, 2011
110


We've all complained about the stupid gasket around the license plate surround, but I do have two questions about it.

1. Why is the surround so bloody big?

2. Is there really a risk of rust if it doesn't get replaced?


Thanks.
 

kardain

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Dec 16, 2011
557
My guess... It is sized for those countries that have the longer license plates (European mainly)
 

Sparky

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Dec 4, 2011
12,927
Yes there is a risk of rust without the gasket... but heck, there is a risk of rust WITH the gasket because it sucks in and lets water in the liftgate anyway. I do suspect that it is a major contributor to the liftgate rusting from the inside out.
 

jrSS

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Dec 4, 2011
3,950
Did urs break?? When I bought my ss it started to go under the surround. I just took some pliers and lightly pulled it back out.
 

Menthol

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Dec 8, 2011
177
Mine is sucked in on top right hand side, have to fix too. Rusting on bottom lip and inside latch.
 

Boricua SS

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Nov 20, 2011
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Ohio
Yea there was a mod for this.. or I should say a fix that was on the OS.. I think the infamous DCM had done something to correct her seal back there.. I believe she took the whole thing out an just used a black silicone as stated earlier... it really cleaned up the look back there... and also, jimmyjam did a write up on the OS on how to fix things up... maybe PM him and see wht he has to say...
 

Short Bus

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Dec 2, 2011
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Ya, and my condolences to Bill (the roadie), Ed (Big Ed), and Juan's (Boricua SS) families. :frown:
 

The_Roadie

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Nov 19, 2011
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Think of the thousands of orphan posts. Poor orphan posts.........:frown:
 

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