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Unread 05-30-2014, 02:18 PM
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Default Please contact us: Bumper corrosion issue

While AEV makes every attempt to provide the best coatings available, occasionally we find issues that need to be addressed. There have been some corrosion issues due to the media blasting material becoming trapped in the seam on the top of the bumper. Both the steel particles can rust (easily cleaned, but also occasionally the material would prevent adequate coating. This typically only shows up in certain states (and Canada) that use Magnesium Chloride as a deicer on the roads. Changes have been made to address this on bumpers made more recently.

Most bumpers can be easily repaired with a Corrosion Enhancement kit that we recently developed to combat this issue. This kit can also be used on bumpers that show no signs of corrosion but where owners are concerned about the potential for corrosion because of their location.

If you feel you need help, please EMAIL the following to Corey Rider at: crider@aev-conversions.com or call him at ext 234
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  3. Where and when purchased
  4. Photographs of the issue

We have been testing in a independent corrosion laboratory. The Corrosion Enhancement kit (both new and as a repair) in a corrosion chamber to simulate over 5 years of exposure has been very successful.

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This seems like a great step forward on this bumper issue. Hopefully this meets everyone's demand for a fix.
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And this is the reason AEV is so great. Name me one other aftermarket company that would go through the time and expense.
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Dang! I love AEV's front bumper. I just bought an more expensive aluminum alternative to avoid the corrosion problem associated with steel. If only this post was 2 weeks earlier!


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And this is the reason AEV is so great. Name me one other aftermarket company that would go through the time and expense.
I agree.
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Any details on that "kit"?


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I just sent my pics and info. The dealer has been giving me the run around about my rusting bumper for 4 months. It came on a 2012 COD MW3 I bought in July new as a left over. Thanks for addressing the issue!!
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I was contacted about the kit and it is prep instructions and a seam sealer.

I was going to do this process anyway. I am happy though.

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The repair looks great. Thanks AEV!!!
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They are all steel

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