Last post on May 06, 2008 at 10:06 AM
You are in the Mitsubishi Outlander
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Mitsubishi Outlander, Auto Body, Paint, SUV
#8 of 17 Re: Do it soon [toomanyfumes]
Jan 14, 2008 (8:17 pm)
Mine is the LS model 16" rims
#9 of 17 Re: Do it soon [jvaine]
Feb 06, 2008 (9:57 am)
Where did you purchase the running boards.? I have contacted every aftermarket manufacturer and auto store to no avail. Even the dealer's can't get them (so they say). Do you have 18" wheels on your Mitsu?
#10 of 17 Re: Do it soon [toomanyfumes]
Feb 06, 2008 (10:03 am)
Does your vehicle still look okay as of this date? Do you feel that the 16" rims are
keeping down the sandbalsting effect? I am trying to get my dealer to at least switch out my 18" to help the problem. Getting really nervouse about the whole situation, cannot believe Mitsubishi is such a poor company when it comes to their customers.
#11 of 17 Re: Do it soon [jhaussler]
Feb 06, 2008 (2:49 pm)
my LS has 16'' rims so I don't believe it make's any difference in this problem. I had the same problem as you nobody makes running boards for this vehicle. so I went to a local custom fabricating shop and they made a set. they look pretty good,I have had no problems, since They come out even with the mud gaurd's so it don't take much.. sorry outlander owner
#12 of 17 Re: Do it soon [jvaine]
Feb 07, 2008 (7:48 am)
Could you give extra information about that local custom fabricating shop so i could contact them? Where are you located?
#13 of 17 Running Boards for 08 Mitsu
Feb 13, 2008 (1:52 pm)
Found them at ATS Design, custom running boards
866-213-2873 (California Company) Call & they will give you local distributor.
I am in the northeast so I called Auto Elegance (talk to Joe) really knowledgable about his product. 800-277-6458
Too bad Mitsubishi couldn't provide something for all those with problems.
#14 of 17 Paint chips and rust 07 outlander
May 06, 2008 (8:02 am)
I got paint chips after about 3 months and pinhole size rust spots on every panel of the truck after about 4 months. I just had the misubishi rep look at it. he said it is from the environment and not covered by warranty. i'm very disappointed. anyone else have a problem with rust?
#15 of 17 Re: Paint chips and rust 07 outlander [shermarc]
May 06, 2008 (8:17 am)
There is an old adage “Better to prevent than to cure”. Wash your car every two weeks. Wax your car thoroughly. Observe for chips and commencing of rusting. Put touch paint on areas where there are paint chips. It seems to me that you have neglecting your car.
Enter in this forum the word “paint” in SEARCH and you will see the solutions for this paint chipping somewhere given by members in this forum. The best thing to do is to buy a mud-flap instead of a mud guard. However this has to be done the following day you bought your brand new car not after 1-2-3-4 months.
#16 of 17 Re: Paint chips and rust 07 outlander [shermarc]
May 06, 2008 (9:03 am)
No rust but I see how that could start very quickly especially on the door edges. I'm a little lucky - while driving I was passed by a "sand truck" while along side a semi and the resultant shower of "sand" made quite an impression on the paint. So that was covered by my insurance as is the new windshield. $5,500 total.
As for the mudflaps - they help only a little - looks like the running boards are the only real option based on the design flaw.
The body shop suggested the design of the front end would benefit for what we refer to as an Alberta bra - clear plastic coating one third of the distance from the grille back to the windshield both on the hood and the front fenders plus a run of the plastic along the side of the vehicle. Estimated cost over $700. now finding a competent applicator is a problem for me.