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Composite bed damage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Burgman, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Jul 27, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    Primersinmyshoe

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    I fully understand what you're saying. My Taco is not a work truck. I guess I'm in the minority here. Look me up in 5 years and you'll be able to buy a pretty nice 2010 Taco, and I'll be on to my next vehicle.
     
  2. Jul 28, 2010 at 6:51 AM
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    if not that get the bed rhino lined or whatever or put a cover on the bed so you cant see it, out of sight out of mind :D
     
  3. Jul 28, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    That white mark is called a stress mark. It is common on all plastics and composites.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    I, for one in my entire life have never seen a regular pickup truck bed without a bedliner scratched to hell.....(sarcaism, I have seen plenty pick up beds scratched right to the metal)
    My advice.. get over it. it's a truck.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    I totally agree that its your truck you should use it the way you see fit no matter what anyone says. I just don't see the need for a truck if scratches in your bed are an issue. If I where concerned about the bed I would have bought a 4runner. I have friends who tell me that I am destroying my truck I just shrug -- I don't understand.

    I plan on keeping the truck till it is dead. If I cant even sell it for $500 that's ok. I will get every dollar out of it so resale is obviously not an issue
     
  6. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    desertdude59

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    Steel versus Plastic. Hmmmmmmm. I wonder what will win.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    hookedontronics

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    umm....it's a truck
     
  8. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    Plastic will never rust. Although rust is not really a concern where you live I would imagine.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    Look you guys.....All he wanted was advise on how to fix the damage. Weather or not you would fix it, is not the point. Either help, or move on.
     
  10. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:21 AM
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    Yeah, no rust really here. If I lived back east where the wife is from then it might be a concern. lol. Im still partial to a good ol' steel bed.
     
  11. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    The thread went crazy! lol
     
  12. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    I would just get some spray paint and some fiberglass resign if the scratches are real deep.
     
  13. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    Is that what happened to Micheal Jackson?

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  14. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    It could very well be................;)
     
  15. Jul 28, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    Plastic or Steel? I used to wonder that too. I worked in a steel place and they put every part in plastic containers. Tons of parts in plastic containers. Slid them across the concrete floor with a forklift. pick them up by the handles with the forks. No way steel would take 1/10 of that abuse. You can get a really nice carpet bed. Saw that done. Looks fantastic, don't know what it costs. I'd just fix what you got and put a rubber mat in the back. Live and learn. Oh BTW the plastic containers got scratched to shit but they never broke. Abuse on a whole new scale. Sharp steel parts. Razor sharp slugs coming off the machines. Automotive parts. Tons of them would fit in one of those bins. Of course they overloaded everything. Come in in the morning to a mound of slugs. Use a shovel to find the bucket then use the forklift to tip it up so the excess could be put in a second bin. Snow drift of steel idea.
     
  16. Jul 28, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    I like that the plastic beds are less weight than steel and don't dent.
     
  17. Jul 28, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    ...they should make the frames out of plastic then...

    I would treat it like a truck, beat the shit out of it for 5 years, then if I was going to keep it and it it looked 'really' bad I would just Line-X it.

    $400 for the spray in over 5 years of abuse is $80 per year. And my bed would look like brand new and never scratch white again. And yes, Line-X does stick to the composite, it will not peel, and several members have done it already. For people that are gagging at the cost, how much would you pay to make your bed new again?
     
  18. Jul 28, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    I have worked in several warehouses including UPS. Plastic sliding across concrete would eventually thin out and wear through the plastic. Think of the plastic Big Wheel wheels when we were kids. I wore through the front and back wheels sliding around on the asphalt and concrete. Steel wheels would have been awesome. Who wrote that song with the line "wheels of steel"?

    As far as reparing the composite...I was a factory rider for GT in their hay day and kept a stable of thermoplastic carbon GT STS frames. If they got nicked and needed a repair, the 'factory' procedure from the pit crew was a mix of super glue and clear nail polish. Use very little super glue as used alone it will eat through carbon/plastic.
     
  19. Jul 28, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    Obviously the bins we where using where not made by Big Wheel then. They where tough but they where made of plastic.
     
  20. Jul 28, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    Did someone mention a bed cracking!!!??? That would be a great opportunity!!!

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