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Bed rust from plastic bedliner

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Cvd2312, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Feb 4, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    Cvd2312

    Cvd2312 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The 97 Tacoma I bought recently has a plastic bedliner.... I've heard some people say that those bedliners can cause rust to form on the bed surface, is there any truth to this? Has anybody has this issue?
     
  2. Feb 4, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    It's true.moisture gets in between and rust forms.pull out the liner and put a thick coat of wax on. And leave it on.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    They can if you leave them on forever and never check. They rub paint off your bed, but so does putting cargo on the paint, you just need to check underneath once a year. I had one for ten years in my ranger, just rubbed a little paint off, never had a lick of rust.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    yes yes yes!!! mine bed liner has rubbed of paint in certain spots and had started to rust i pulled it out and sanded of the surface rust and waxed the bed and put it back in but i hope to get a spray in bed liner soon.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    Cvd2312

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    Great info guys, thanks. I will pull the bedliner out and wax the bed up good.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    imtwistd

    imtwistd Going nowhere as fast as possible

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    Get rid of the bedliner and Rhino line it
     
  7. Feb 4, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    Trying to avoid putting too much money into the truck, its not exactly a sound investment. If I can keep rust away without spending money to do it, then I will. Rhino line isn't cheap.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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    Even the DIY kits?
     
  9. Feb 4, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    Haven't looked into those too much, but it seems like I've heard that they are kind of phony and rub off pretty easy. I need something that will hold up with a shovel scraping against it all the time
     
  10. Feb 5, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    Well if the liner is rubbing paint off as it shakes, vibrates and so on won't it be rubbing off the rust also, so no fowl no gain!
     
  11. Feb 5, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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    Herculiner is like 80 bucks for a kit to cover a whole bed. I used it as a flooring patch subsitute-Diamond plate flooring covered with black Herculiner. Worked great.

    Do NOT get it on skin or clothes you like tho....
     
  12. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    I made the mistake of not wearing gloves when I herculined my bed, and my hands stayed black for like two weeks
     
  13. Feb 5, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    I recommend searching "hootus" for a laugh about Herculiner.....
     
  14. Feb 6, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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    remove the plastic bedliner and spray on some rubberized rockerguard or roll on some herculiner or duplicolor then put the plastic bedliner back in over top of it,youll never have to worry about bed rust issues again.
     
  15. Feb 6, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    this is what i found when i took the plastic bedliner out of my 98'. where the bedliner rubbed was just clean metal, no rust. if all you are going to do is put wax on it i wouldnt even waste my time taking it out.
     
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