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Lexus RX 350 2012 Yellow substance under all 4 door handles

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Lexus RX 350 2012 Yellow substance under all 4 door handles

Hi,
yesterday i noticed yellow substance underneath the cars door handle. It is under all 4 of them. What is it?
Is it Rust?
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Last edited by subzero786 on Apr 16th, 2018 5:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Richmond Hill
Yup it's rust. Typical for Toyota.
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Yes. Rust, probably from the non-galvanized bolts/screws for the door handle.
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Most likely rust. I've seen it on my in-laws Lexus. From under the door mirror as well.
Is it a goo, or a stain?
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engineered wrote:
Apr 16th, 2018 5:41 pm
Most likely rust. I've seen it on my in-laws Lexus. From under the door mirror as well.
Is it a goo, or a stain?
Its kind a stain and not goo. I used my finger and tried to wipe it, after multiple wipes a bit of it came off.
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As mentioned, that will be rust dripping in water from hardware in the door handle.

Not something to be terribly alarmed about - you will be able to wipe it off with multipurpose. If it stubborn, use a lift compound on a rag ( something like Meguirs Scratch X ).
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xjesterxx wrote:
Apr 16th, 2018 10:44 pm
As mentioned, that will be rust dripping in water from hardware in the door handle.

Not something to be terribly alarmed about - you will be able to wipe it off with multipurpose. If it stubborn, use a lift compound on a rag ( something like Meguirs Scratch X ).
Well there’s something rusting in the handle, so eventually it might fail. But it’s more of a nuisance since rust stains.
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I noticed the same thing on my rear door handle of my Matrix. Good to know it can be wiped off.
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Change the seal and while you are at it, try replacing the screws with statinless steel.

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