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1st Gen Washing :)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by IllinoisTaco, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Dec 30, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    IllinoisTaco

    IllinoisTaco [OP] Active Member

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    I was wondering what everyone does to help clean and protect the undercariage of thier trucks? Do you use any water repellant products? Where do you spray when cleaning with the hose? do you drop the Spare tire down and clean there?

    I droped all of my skid plates last night and did a good cleaning on them i was just curious if its worth cleaning all the oily grease from some parts then exposing them back to being able to rust?

    My frame has been coated since the day it was bought so there isnt any signs of rust on the frame. I just have the rust color on the rearend and other minor parts.

    THANK YOU!
     
  2. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    Rucas

    Rucas 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    normally after i hit a little mud or after a trip i park over the storm drain at the end of our court and just spray it down. Nothing major, but I dont live in the rust belt so idk.
    If your worried about some of the rust on the rear end parts, post up a pic and we'll let you know if its worth worrying about.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    If it's bad from a lot of winter driving or 4-wheeling, I'll take it to a high pressure washer and blast it with hot rinse
     
  4. Dec 30, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    IllinoisTaco

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    Im not really worried about a certain part. I just want to keep it really clean.

    nmcqueen that is probably a good idea.. maybe a wax water mix spray.

    I didnt know if there was any type of oil based sprays out there.. like a wd40 type but not so expensive..lol
     
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