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3 months old - paint bubbling up around driver's side control arm bushing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by matts, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Sep 11, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    matts

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    Hey guys,

    I had a Tundra that had rust issues, so I am keeping a watchful eye on undercarriage of my new truck. I noticed this bubbling under the surface of the black paint on the driver's side control arm. The passenger side doesn't have it all. I am wondering what could be causing this and why it is happening so soon.

    Anyone else notice this?

    2009 DC SB

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  2. Sep 11, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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    Jester243

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    Do you have any pics?
     
  3. Sep 11, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    nad mmmm tacos!

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    my truck rusted out bad underneath. could be because of the amount of salt they put on the roads here but I wouldnt worry too much.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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    I don't have any pics, but I will take some. I am not currently concerned about the safety of the control arm, but as an overall measure of quality. Should there really rust like this after only 3 months in the summer?

    Yesterday I was taking a hike by some old homesteads and saw an old Model T body discarded in some bushes. Besides the paint having flaked off, it had no rust. Should not the steel we make today with all of our technology surpass that of the 1st generation of vehicles to have ever been built?

    I am on a thread with tundrasolutions because the rust was pretty bad on the 03 Tundra I traded in. There is lots of people on that thread who couldn't drive their trucks anymore because the dealer advise them not to. Many of them came from the NE, but not all.

    I just want to keep an eye on it so if it is an issue I can keep from growing. I will post a pic soon. It's not much to look at by itself, but in the comparison from one side to the other is quite obvious something is going on in there.

    Matt
     
  5. Sep 11, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    At the very least pics for your own record and to keep an eye on its progression over the winter. Oh and because we love pics :D
     
  6. Sep 11, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    So clean it off, make sure it's dry, and spray some 3M undercoat on there?
     
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