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doublea



Member Since: 12 Jul 2011
Location: Aberdeenshire
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Scotland 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Keswick Green
Adventure Warranty - Expedition Rack and Aluminium guards

Anyone had success with warranty claims due to corrosion of

1. Roof rack - mine has pin holes through powder coat with visible rust. There are some bubbles too, at the welds.
2. Aluminium steering guard and side guard corrosion.

? 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 #760104 22nd Feb 2019 1:31am
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steve E
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Wales 

I had the same problem with the roof rack and the dealer ordered me a replacement but the replacement was even worse.
There was no problem with them doing it, just the quality of the rack full stop.

Post #760138 22nd Feb 2019 10:45am
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doublea



Member Since: 12 Jul 2011
Location: Aberdeenshire
Posts: 419

Scotland 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Keswick Green

Land Rover have approved warranty works for the rack and aluminium guards, on account of corrosion.

Given the comments on the poor quality of replacement racks, I'll have to give the replacement a good look over. It's a pity I couldn't get them to fit a Hannibal instead!

The guards are now declared obsolete, I suppose since they were made by Mantec, the new company won't see these as a viable product to re-start manufacture and Land Rover probably doesn't have any stock since the last of the Adventures were sold.

The local repairer has said they can lacquer/paint or powder coat these to in effect, refinish them. What would be the best option? I'm a bit wary of powder coat in case of corrosion underneath, unseen.

They're not all that bad, it's just cosmetic...



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 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 #768804 16th Apr 2019 10:23am
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lohr500



Member Since: 14 Sep 2014
Location: Skipton
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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Santorini Black

Are there any intentional holes in the roof rack frame?
I'm just wondering if a good blast of Dinitrol into the inside of the tubing might help in preventing corrosion from the inside out.
Given the reported quality issues, it might even be worth considering drilling a small unobtrusive hole into each tubing section to blast in some rust preventative.

Post #768810 16th Apr 2019 11:27am
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dotom



Member Since: 04 Feb 2012
Location: Dortmund
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Germany 2016 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Corris Grey

Hi doublea, I've got the Adventurer side sills for my 90 from Mantec. I've got them sandblasted with very fine material and anodized by a company which is specialized on this. They do that for Audi and BMW cars normally, so it should last.
I have it for 2 years now - and also 2 winters with lots of salt - and they still look good. If it's starting to get worse, they can do it again.
Regards
Tom

Post #768824 16th Apr 2019 1:57pm
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