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Body panels prone to rust?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dadic 78, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Mar 2, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    Dadic 78

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    Curious if anyone out there has any body rust starting up anywhere on their Taco? I'm not talking about rust caused by damage, or stone-chip that went unattended, but wheel-well rust, bottom of the doors, etc... just naturally occurring rust from water/salt/etc...

    My truck is an '08 and I live in Canada. I've had the truck sprayed by Krown since new, so it should be fine, but I figured it's three years old now, and this summer it might be time for a closer inspection, and repair if necessary.

    I figure the wheel wells may be a bad spot for rust to start, as the flares fold in, and create an ideal rust breeding ground. And by the time you notice it, it's too far-gone and time for a new fender.
     
  2. Mar 2, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    Yeah, I see a lot of older vehicles here in Edmonton that are still in pretty good shape. No salt used on the roads here makes a HUGE difference.

    I'm from Ontario, where they salt the roads like crazy. 5 years, and most cars start to rust out.

    KROWN is a rust-inhibitor. It's HUGE in Ontario, again because of the salt. You get your car sprayed with KROWN annually. It's like a gel almost, but it "creeps" meaning it actually moves around, works it's way into the seams, etc.... Pretty cool stuff actually.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    Can you recommend a shop in town to get the 3M applied? I was about to get it done in Ontario before we moved, but just didn't have the time.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    I live in hawaii, we have serious rust issues. Not quite the same as northern climes though.
    I've not seen rust on the first or 2nd generation trucks. Or really anything within the last 10-15 years unless there was damage. Had a tiny bubble on my scion where a rock hit it.

    That magnetic baked on base coat that all companies use now is much better than old bodies. I've heard industry people saying the paint is just for looks now-a-days.
    They did have trouble with paint adhering to it in the mid 90s though.. you've seen the trucks/cars with no paint and a grey undercoat.

    Ding it down to bare metal, which is hard to do, and it's over. That's why everyone has the perforation warranty, it's a joke. without a paint scratch (which voids it) you can not get rust.

    BUT, you get holes down to metal,
     
  5. Mar 3, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    but that's cheating.
     
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