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do people get rust spots on there white tacos?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hoodratstormtroop, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Mar 22, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    hoodratstormtroop

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  2. Mar 22, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    jdmdcfan

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    05 here and no rust.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    Yeah... had them for a while now and I don't know if it's just me but I seem to be noticing more and more of them. I don't think it's rust though because they're on my plastic fender flares and front bumper cover also. Someone here was told by their dealership it was rail road dust that stained the paint. I've tried lots of polishes and haven't had any luck getting it off.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    memario1214

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    I heard that white Tacomas were immune to rust... :notsure:
     
  5. Mar 22, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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  6. Mar 22, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    You should wax your truck to prevent that... Maybe it's too late though, I don't know.

    I say this because before the Tacoma, I had a white 01 Mustang. The paint started to look like it was rusting. It looked like small dots of rust all over (like pores on our skin). I think it's due to the salt content in the fog since we live somewhere near the coast. I never did anything to fix it though but I would assume waxing it would help prevent it.
     
  7. Mar 22, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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    Mine had that. I did a claybar / wax and it hasn't been back. I don't think it was rust though. Rust color, but small specks in various spots.
     
  8. Mar 22, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    x2, it's not rust because it shows up on plastic parts also. I'll have to try claybar, wax and polish didn't seem to do anything.
     
  9. Mar 22, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    Could be something termed "industrial fallout" where airborne metal particles bond to the surface of your paint. I have the same thing on my white 2005 4Runner.
     
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    My '08 had this issue. I thought I parked too close to the race shop when someone was outside grindin. Apparently I was wrong
     
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    My 06 dc trd sport has rust on the left rear door handle, also the gas filler door. Michigan...
     
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    Explain
     
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    i get really small spots(about 1/32"x1/32") where my tires throw rocks and a little were rocks hit above windshield(1/8"x1/8") but other than that doing really good.

    but i wax and polish mine about every 2-3 weeks.
     
  16. Mar 22, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    It is usually brake dust. Rub it off with an eraser. I thought it was rust too.
     
  17. Mar 22, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    I have an 09 and mine is full of rust spots. The worst is the vertical post behind the windows, they stick out and eat rocks. They are full of chips, so is the hood. The paint on this truck it total garbage. I have a toyota touch up pen that I go around my truck with every now and then.

    love the truck, hate the paint quality..
     
  18. Mar 22, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    mines clean. just waxed and polished it though!
     
  19. Mar 22, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    You shouldn't be seeing rust unless you scratch or chip the paint enough to see bare metal under it.

    Sometimes every now and then you'll see a car that's gotten hit on the corner where some paint chipped off and it will be brown with rust.
     
  20. Mar 22, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    In my case it was tar.


    My truck is Silver, Drove through some road construction on my way to work every day for a few weeks and noticed a good build up of tar balls and crap on the paint, wiped them away when I washed it and it looked exactly like rust spots on the paint.
     
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