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Calling all Maine Tacos!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nfowler, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Apr 17, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    nfowler

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    Just moved back to Maine after 30+ years in upstate NY where every vehicle is either rust proofed or rotted. Just took delivery of a 2012 DCSB and wonder both what Mainers are doing to rust proof their Tacomas, and where they are getting it done. Not many after market places in the yellow pages in the rust proofing business anymore; only one Ziebart dealer in the whole state!

    What did you do to protect your Tacoma from rust (body & frame) and where in Maine did you get it done?

    Thanks,

    N. Fowler
     
  2. Apr 17, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    stmpjmpr

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    why 2nd gen section?
     
  3. Apr 17, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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    2010 toy taco

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    im from new brunswick and i got the one from toyota before i took delivery but i do know that crown is one for the better after market product to go with
     
  4. Apr 17, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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    CascoYota

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    I never took any preventative measures. About to get under there with a grinder. Would be interested in what people recommend as well.

    I've been told Fluid Film is good.
     
  5. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    maineah

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    Fluid Film, I use it on every thing metal farm stuff both cars and the Taco. Around $30 a gallon enough for 3 trucks or 3 salty winters.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    THIS

    Do a search and you will find a few threads on FF that Tim and i have answered questions on.
     
  7. Aug 28, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    mainewoodsballer

    mainewoodsballer YESSAHBUD...heyut

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    On my old truck I got rubberized undercoating at VIP and sprayed it under my truck every year.
     
  8. Aug 29, 2012 at 4:58 AM
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    For those of you who have used Fluid Film, how does it hang on? Does it make a gooey mess of your undercarriage, making working on the underside of the vehicle a slippery affair? :(


    That's the only thing holding me back from getting mine coated with FF, the specter of wet goo all over the bottom of my truck. Is it a problem?

    N. Fowler
     
  9. Aug 30, 2012 at 4:48 AM
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    Yes it does stay moist and collects dust that's why it works. I would rather deal with an oily surface then deal with rust. You have a new truck let the dealer guys get dirty should be a long time before you have to repair it your self. I spray all of my farm equipment with it also it does work better then any thing else I have ever used.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2012 at 5:21 AM
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    HighTideTaco

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    I am going to look into this FF stuff; gotta do whatever it takes to protect the truck. I'm down on the coast too--the salt air is just as problematic as road salt!

    I've dealt with the guys at New England Off-Road for other needs (tires, custom wiring, etc). More than half their business is Linex, so they probably have some under-carriage solutions to be professionally applied if you don't want to do it yourself. If you're interested in NEO, I recommend going in there and talking with Aaron; he knows what's up.
     
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