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Composite bed damage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Burgman, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Jul 25, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    Burgman

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    So after hauling a ford v8 to a scrap yard I have a dozen or so gouges that have penetrated the bed and I have white fibers exposed... anyone know of an epoxy to seal up these gouges?
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jul 25, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    TacomaBuzz

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    Try J.B WELD, its a 2 part Epoxy and its very strong, they sell it everywhere. Next time buy the Rubber bed mat, it really helps prevent this sort of thing!
     
  3. Jul 25, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    I love my bed mat .... although I am not hauling 351 Clevelands around, my golf clubs stay put. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jul 25, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    my entire bed looks like that. i dont want a bed mat bc i like being able to slide stuff in and out. it doesnt hurt anything to leave it be or at least it hasn't in the 5 years i have had it. the best news is it will be rust free. haha.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    I'm gonna try so me fiberglass resin mixed with flat black paint, ill post up results... I also like having the ability to slide objects especially heavy stuff, such as motors
     
  6. Jul 25, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    Not knowing what flavor of composite the bed is myself, I would start off in a small area to see how the repair stuff reacts with the bed material.
    Some solvents, hardners, or things like epoxy may not get along nicely with the bed.
    Let us know how it goes.
     
  7. Jul 26, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    Kelson

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    there's no hole yet faka still cherry lol
     
  8. Jul 26, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    I accidentally got a small drip of fiberglass resin on the bed. It's there forever so I think the resin with black dye/paint might work well.
     
  9. Jul 26, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    I noticed several scuffs on the composite bed when hauling my motor cycle around. I would think Toyota would have thought about this. I hate having to spend on a bed mat on top of what I paid for the truck. sign...
     
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    im going to linex mine soon:crapstorm:
     
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    Same here... :anonymous:
     
  12. Jul 26, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    Mine is scratched & gouged to hell and back....but its a truck bed and I use it as a truck bed. Thats why I have a tonneau cover. It hides the scratches :D
     
  13. Jul 26, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    I wear my gouges with pride.
     
  14. Jul 26, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    I know I shouldn't worry about scratches to a truck bed, but I still like to take extra care of my vehicles... :eek:
     
  15. Jul 26, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    You can also kind of rub on them a bit.. won't completely go away but the bright white will fade.
     
  16. Jul 26, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    yeah and especially if it will break in the future its like preventable matinence
     
  17. Jul 26, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    Why would it break? I had a 700r4 slam into the side about 9 times in mine and put some good gouges into it... never broke it though. It was still fine before totaled out... lol My dad's 05 still looks new... :shrug:
     
  18. Jul 26, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    my whole bed is white from scratches like that. i was a little concerned the first one but that wore off quick since i bought it as a truck
     
  19. Jul 26, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    Toyota should of thought about what? If you use a truck bed,composite or steel,its gonna scratch,gouge,etc.
     
  20. Jul 26, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    Right, user should have thought about that and put down a piece of plywood
     
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