If You've Ever Battled A Rusty Bolt Or Peeled Back the carpet on your rig only to find a hole big enough to throw a cat through, then you know how bad rust is. With nothing more than a little iron, oxygen, and water, this silent mixture will invade every surface of your rig to leave it looking like a giant chunk of cottage cheese. Depending on how close to the coast you live and the terrain you wheel in, the effects of rust on your rig can vary, but rest assured that the effects can destroy your rig. The key to keeping rust off your rig can be as simple as keeping your rig clean and the bare metal surfaces painted, and routinely inspecting well known trouble spots such as fenders, floorboards, truck beds, and door panels. Here are a few trouble signs and things to look for if you are in the market for another rig or suspect that the rusty phantom has taken a hold of your ride.