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Brand new Tacoma is already rusting!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoNate, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Dec 27, 2012 at 9:19 PM
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    Good luck with getting it coated.... like you said though... do it while its new. Bummer about the Ziebart place.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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    Oil undercoat your truck, I don't like ziebart, it's a one time deal, it dries out and is way to expensive, and what if they miss a spot.

    I have undercoated my 08, 4 times now, they spray the bottom, inside the frame, drill holes in the doors, the tailgate, and the rockers and spray in every corner. They put a little plastic cap in the drilled holes to keep the stuff out.

    I won't even buy a used vehicle hasn't been oil sprayed, you can always tell the ones that have been.

    Krown is said to be the best, but I go to Oil Guard, here in Toronto Area.
     
  3. Dec 29, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    Does this product actually kill and stop the rust from forming or is it more of a preventive?
     
  4. Dec 29, 2012 at 4:28 PM
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    http://www.fluid-film.com/

    http://www.kellsportproducts.com/

    If it's rust scale, I'd clean it up so there's less crud between the FF and good metal. That'd also allow a better inspection of the damage. If it's just a light layer of rust, I'd hit it with FF and leave it alone.
     
  5. Dec 29, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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    Excellent! i just picked up a can cause some jack@#$ gouged my corner bumper down to bare metal and it has started to rust...
     
  6. Dec 29, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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    On a 2013? Ouch!

    I hit a deer with 1500 miles on my 2012, so I feel your pain. FF should stop the rust, and iirc, it's supposed to leave a nice shine on chrome. Unfortunately, nothing but re-chroming will make it blend in with the rest of the chrome. The good news is there are other options.
     
  7. Dec 29, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    If you live near the ocean, or somewhere the roads are salted frequently, rust will present more readily that other areas. A friend of mine from the north east had a new 2005 F-150, and my 1989 F-150 had less rust on the underbody/cast iron parts than his. Like other said, don't sweat it until it's involving the frame.
     
  8. Dec 29, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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    I went out to check for myself my 07. It has rust in the same areas except for the tie rod and LCA bolts. It's possible I sprayed some silicone when I installed the 5100's three years ago - I just don't recall doing it :notsure:. Point is you want to address the threads asap so the nuts don't rust shut on you. I would take the nut off, wire brush the threads and spray some lube. Shoot, maybe even cover up the LCA bolt with a piece of rubber hose.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2012 at 10:23 PM
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    The worst part of the LCA rust is where you can't get at it , the bolts seize to the inner metal bushing sleeve

    Also be aware when you're wrenching on the LCA cam bolts , you can fairly easily throw out your alignment
     
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    After seeing what a PITA that job can be, I'm tempted to pull the bolts and add some anti-seize compound. At the least, I should blast them with the Fluid Film spray can's straw and see how well it creeps into there.
     
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    rust never sleeps
     
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    Take them out and do it properly while you can
     
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    I really should. I saw that you have a new set of bolts. If you can, please post a pic of what's left of the old ones to horrify everyone.
     
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    I fell for that undercoating spray when I bought my 2012, and I was kicking myself for falling for the dealer. But after driving my truck for about a month then getting the coating, it made my ride much more quiet. I climbed under and checked everywhere and they did a pretty good job, only missed a few spots hear and there but I don't remember seeing rust.

    I would recommend it just for the noise reduction but still think it's a good idea.
     
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    I have to cut out the old ones

    and the " new set " is second hand , but the owner that put them in his truck in '09 was aware of the issue and greased them on install , they cleaned up almost as good as new for me today .

    When I started looking at my bolts this summer , a crap load of rust flakes and rust sludge was already built up inside the bushing and 2 are seized
     
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    Hit it with FF them paint over it MGM touch up?
     
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    You can't paint over Fluid Film, and I don't think MGM will look very good against chrome. You said the scratch went down to metal, but I see that you have a Sport. Do you have a metal bumper or a plastic, color matched bumper cover?
     
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    I dont have any chrome...color match bumpers...
     
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    Threads finally done for them. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/su...-cam-replacement-2005-tacoma.html#post5088138


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