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    Corrosion Question

    Anyone notice any corrosion of the metal floor plates that secure the rear seats (where they pivot when folding)? I have a 2016 GT - noticed when grabbing my laptop and giving the interior a quick clean. Note that I live in the Northeast where there is liberal salt use in the winter.

    Corrosion 1.jpg
    Corrosion 2.jpg

    Circles of rust at the center surrounded by white - one pic with flash and the other without (seats upright and locked). Any advice as to what I should do or how to treat is appreciated.

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    I certainly wouldn't get too concerned over it, the rivets are not holding the seats in. Has a drink been spilled between the seats? Coke can be quite corrosive for instance. I think I would get a cloth and wipe a very thin coat of clean oil or WD40 on it then check again in a couple of months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anchorman View Post
    I certainly wouldn't get too concerned over it, the rivets are not holding the seats in. Has a drink been spilled between the seats? Coke can be quite corrosive for instance. I think I would get a cloth and wipe a very thin coat of clean oil or WD40 on it then check again in a couple of months.
    Yep, I would try that too.

    I have a 2014 and mine do not look like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anchorman View Post
    I certainly wouldn't get too concerned over it, the rivets are not holding the seats in. Has a drink been spilled between the seats? Coke can be quite corrosive for instance. I think I would get a cloth and wipe a very thin coat of clean oil or WD40 on it then check again in a couple of months.
    Thanks - nothing spilled (rule of no eating in the car for my kids). It definitely looks like it was caused by salt, but I'll give WD40 a try. Appreciate your help and ColoradoDriver's help!

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    Looks like white lithium grease to me...

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