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DIY Rust Removal+Prevention Plan

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ll_coolray, May 4, 2020.

  1. May 4, 2020 at 6:14 AM
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    ll_coolray

    ll_coolray [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Been thinking about how best to do this for awhile now, searching all the threads on this forum. Here's my plan, wanted to get any input from this group before executing it, and had a few questions.

    Background: bought my '17 from a snow state NE and shipped to CA. It has some rust underneath on the frame, etc that I'd like to get ahead of. My plan:

    Day 1

    1. Use wire brush and whatever tools to knock off anything loose and grind down any visible rust spots
    2. Spray down everything with water, allow to dry for 24 hours

    Day 2
    3. Coat with cans of rust reformer

    Day 3
    4. Coat with cans of rubberized undercoating
    4a. Except exhaust, which I'll coat with high heat spray paint

    That's it, roast my plans. I won't apply Fluid Film, as I'm not in the snow much at all.


    One question I had is: during steps 2-3, what should I be avoiding spraying?
     
  2. May 4, 2020 at 6:19 AM
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    Stay away from the rubber undercoating and I wouldn't spray bare metal with water. It'll form surface rust faster than you think. Personally since you're in CA I'd just knock any loose rust off and cover that area in POR15. And I'd do that annually and I think it'll be fine.
     
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    Which Por15 product are you recommending?
     
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    Any of the topcoats but POR15 was just more of an example of what I'd use. Some people say Rustbullet is betters, others Westwood chassis coat. IMO they're all so close if done right any will be fine.

    https://www.por15.com/POR-15-Top-Coat-DTM-Paint
     
  7. May 4, 2020 at 8:35 AM
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    Thanks, por15 looks like a solid product.

    Any reason to skip their recommended order of products? They seem to push:
    1. degreaser/cleaner
    2. metal prep
    3. rust prevention paint
    4. top coat
     
  8. May 4, 2020 at 8:59 AM
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    Would this work on my running boards as well? I was planning to spray with rubberized bed liner. But this seems more permanent.
     
  9. May 4, 2020 at 11:04 AM
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    No reason not to but if you do some quick research you can get them same products for MUCH cheaper than they charge. I don't remember the details but the prep was some cheap acid you could get to wash concrete and rust prevent was maybe naval jelly. Do some digging if you care or you just pay their higher price and be done with it.

    Personally I'd go with the bedliner for the running boards but I'd take it to Line X and have them do it.
     

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