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birry 04-24-2013 10:00 AM

Xylan Coating Question
 
I'm planning on buying a 2007 Tacoma this weekend (already put a refundable deposit down on it) and the dealership is offering to do a Xylan coating underneath for around $500.

Anyone have experience with that stuff? Is that a better route than using POR 15 or another coating and doing it myself? Does the dealership generally offer a warranty of some kind if they do it themselves?

I don't mind hard work, but just wondered if the Xylan coating done by a dealership will be higher quality than anything I can do on my own.

Any thoughts?

Plik 04-24-2013 03:28 PM

Xylan is some pretty slick stuff... It's used extensively in the oil and gas industry for marine applications.. I've used it on tight tolerance/wear surfaces for subsea connectors where 3 part epoxy coats were just too thick... you will get better corrosion protection from an epoxy, but the xylan will repel dirt/grease/mud much better..

here is an oceaneering 3 segment clamp connector.. all the blue parts are xylan coated..

http://large.stanford.edu/publicatio...diverless3.jpg

birry 04-25-2013 07:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Plik (Post 6791699)
Xylan is some pretty slick stuff... It's used extensively in the oil and gas industry for marine applications.. I've used it on tight tolerance/wear surfaces for subsea connectors where 3 part epoxy coats were just too thick... you will get better corrosion protection from an epoxy, but the xylan will repel dirt/grease/mud much better..

here is an oceaneering 3 segment clamp connector.. all the blue parts are xylan coated..

Maybe its a different thing he's talking about, then. He said it was an undercoating for the frame. Is that a material they use for that???

Plik 04-25-2013 12:48 PM

Xylan is a PTFE coating.. I guess you could put it on as an undercoating. Never actually seen it used on automotive applications.. That said, I always wanted to have a set of rims coated in xylan... it comes in a variety of colors.

penguins_cc 04-25-2013 01:59 PM

Would this stuff require bare prepped metal to apply? I'm kinda skeptical how good of coverage the dealership could get applying this stuff underneath your truck considering the truck is a few years old. Looks cool though - never really heard about it.


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