I have to agree with you on this one. The JL is new so they kinda get like 1 pass in my book. But if they aren't actively trying to improve the end result then i dont know what to say.... Gotta listen to what the customers say, adapt, and overcome.If i didnt clearcoat the outside, all the welds would also be rusting. On top of that the bolts that hold the rubber stops have also rusted. Also, just looked at another thread about evo's roof rack as well and their rack is rusting also. If there was so many issues with the powdercoated version they should either stop selling it or start going the e-coat route. The manufacturer wont stand behind their coating so everyone is out of luck.