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doublea



Member Since: 12 Jul 2011
Location: Aberdeenshire
Posts: 359

Scotland 2016 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 Adventure Phoenix Orange
Expedition roof rack corrosion

Not exclusive to Adventures, but this is the one on Mrs Doublea's Adventure (which has been garaged since new):



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It looks like there are pin holes in the powder coat. A warranty item at three years I reckon. Current Steeds:
2015 110 UW in Grasmere Green
2003 BMW F650 the Hack
2000 Elise
1992 Ducati 888 (still in bits but soon to be st4s powered)

Post #702337 22nd Apr 2018 12:36pm
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wyvern



Member Since: 13 Dec 2009
Location: Cornwall
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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Firenze Red

yikes!!
shame that the finish lets the whole vehicle down
I would be asking for a new rack if it were me !
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Post #702338 22nd Apr 2018 12:39pm
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nicks



Member Since: 21 Aug 2008
Location: south coast
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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Alaska White

mine rotted through after 4 years, still got good money for it. fitted this instead.



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williamthedog



Member Since: 29 Dec 2012
Location: south wales
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2011 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 PU Tamar Blue

The genuine racks to be honest aren't the best. Neutral

Post #727350 5th Sep 2018 4:31pm
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steve E
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Wales 

I claimed a new rack for my 110 at two years old for the exact same thing.
Pin holes in the coating.
When the new rack arrived at the dealers I was told it was worse than the one I had so they didn't change it.
I cleaned the pin holes and put matt hammerite on and wiped the excess off with a rag so it just sealed the pin holes.
Once dried it looked like new.
Also where the roof rack fits you'll see dents in the gutter. I was worried that they would make it worse if they swapped the rack over.

Post #727375 5th Sep 2018 6:40pm
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