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Any engineers?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jcayce, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Apr 20, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    jcayce

    jcayce [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I want to 'rust-proof' my frame and was interested in ACF-50. Any drawbacks to using this or any recommendations for something similar? I don't want to undercoat my frame only to find out one week later that this stuff is eating through anything made out of rubber, or the wires, or...
     
  2. Apr 20, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    Por 15 is good stuff. Not heard of ACF-50.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    im an engineer to answer your title, but dont have much for your unrelated post!

    in school's material class, we were told to bury a sacrificial piece of metal in the ground and attach it by a wire to a metal shed. you had to use specific metal, as the buried metal would loose the electrons easier, therefore saving the shed. dont know if they do anything like that for trucks, but thats all i got for you concerning engineering on the subject...
     
  4. Apr 20, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    I've used POR-15 on prior vehicles that already had rust, this one is rust free. Also, the ACF-50 I can spray on and not worry about overspray, consistency, brush strokes, etc.

    My best 'rust-proofing' has involved used motor oil. Messy, time consuming, and probably not good for the environment.
     
  5. Apr 20, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    Thanks yosh2000, I should have specified aeronautical engineer or aircraft mechanic, sorry.
     
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    I'm a mechanical engineering student...
    That looks more like a WD-40 type thing. i.e. not very long lasting. POR 15 prevents rust as well, I've used it on frames before, rust or no rust. i wouldn't really worry about brush strokes on your frame....
    you could also use rustoleum.
     
  8. Apr 21, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    brush on POR 15. it comes out great. sounds like a decent sized project. i assume you unbolt things and paint away?
     
  9. Apr 21, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    one thing to note. Those frames need primer first, one that contains rust inhibitors.
     
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