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Apply fluid film or let the dealer spray the frame?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by rll131, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. rll131

    rll131 [OP] rll131

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    Im debating on either taking my truck to the dealer for the free spray or sanding down the small rust spots and coating my frame with fluid film. What do you think would be the better option in the long run there is no way my frame is going to fail for rust just a few small spots just want to make sure it doesnt get and new rust or get worse.
     
  2. Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    If its not too late to get it checked at the dealer (which I think it is) get them to spray it. It's a black tar stuff that hardens solid and probably won't ever come off. Fluid film will wash after a few months. Still not a bad idea to ff the rest of the underbody though, especially if you see salty winter roads.
     
  3. CrushEm

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    Dealers no longer spray the frames

    If I had a dollar for every time I've heard that and then watched the owner's jaw drop when they hear that it failed... I'd be rich
     
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    rll131 [OP] rll131

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    Yea they still spray the frame I have a apt on wed
     
  5. Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    Then take the spray. Its good stuff and by getting it done your frame is warrantied for 15 years from the in service date.
     
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    Shit man.... I had no idea this was expiring. When I did the research before buying my truck everyone said we had a 15 year time span from the model year of the truck. Now it's over? I never heard about this. I need to call a dealer down here. I know I'm not in an area where they salt the roads but I do live a quarter mile from the beach. Plus I could move back north sometime in the next decade.
     
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    well the recall is over they said it ended in december they will not spray the frame anymore nor will they replace the frames on the 2001-2004 is what i was told even though i have a 2000 i asked about the 01-04's. good thing my truck had no rust :). but the tech did say any trucks before 2001 will be bought back if its within 15 years of the production date.
     
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    dud122 rabble rabble rabble

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    i had mine sprayed over 2 years ago and it still is the consistency of tar. certainly not washing off but it did smear/rub off when i was working on my sliders, added bigger tires that rubbed...etc.
     
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    yea, i heard that the frame coating is really sticky and tacky. Is that normal??? does it get dirty easily or anything, or look bad?
     
  10. Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    Really? My tires rubbed it off the frame but the tires took the paint off the pinch weld too. The rest of the frame is solid though, not tary or wet at all.
     
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    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    Its a 1st gen thing. 2nd gens dont rot out like the 1st gens (apparently)

    A general undercoating if you live in a road salt area is a good idea though
     
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