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Door sill paint coming off

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jp5385, Jan 12, 2022.

  1. Jan 12, 2022 at 1:56 AM
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    Jp5385

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    My driver side door sills the paint is coming off, I bought some door sill protectors to put on to protect them from further damage. My question is should I paint the door sills first or could I just put the door sill protectors over the peeling paint without it rusting? I think it should be fine since it’s on the inside of the doors and won’t be out in the elements. Wanted to get different opinions. Here is a picture of the paint coming off. FE35365B-DEF2-41BB-8336-899DA83C3FC8.jpg
     
  2. Jan 12, 2022 at 1:59 AM
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    The part of the sill is outside out the door seal so it will rust. My truck looks the same but worse, I'll need to have it painted.
    It doesn't look like it's down to bare metal yet.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2022 at 11:06 AM
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    Just went out and double checked, when you close the door it will be inside of the cab, so it will be out of the elements. Not sure if it’s worth putting prime and touch up paint for something that’s inside the cab. Just not sure if it’ll rust eventually with a protector over it.
     
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    It might but like I said, the worn spot is outside of the seal.
     
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    Pick up your feet when getting in problem fixed. Maybe some bed liner in can would work well too.
     
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    Light sand, rust inhibitor like POR 15, prime, topcoat with color, then apply your guards

    The area may not be visible door closed, but its outside the door seal, so it gets wet in the right conditions
     
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    I just recently purchased the truck, was like that from previous owners.
     
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    Yup I also didn’t go with the OEM ones because they don’t wrap around where the paints worn. I went with these

    https://www.amazon.com/Red-Hound-Auto-Compatible-Protection/dp/B01DFPPNLW?crid=106OCGU1DKURI&keywords=2014+tacoma+door+sill+protector&qid=1642066862&replacementKeywords=door+sill+protector&sprefix=2014+tacoma+door+sill+protrctor%2Caps%2C58&sr=8-4&vehicle=2014-76-1037------------&vehicleName=2014+Toyota+Tacoma
     
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    Yep. Dragging the shoes across the door sill.
     
  11. Jan 13, 2022 at 4:29 PM
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    LOL, yup. I wore mine down to bare metal before I finally installed the running boards. While I lived somewhere that was dry it was never an issue. But then I moved to a wet location where they use salt on the roads in the winter and it immediately started to rust.
     
  12. Jan 14, 2022 at 2:15 PM
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    what you do to fix the rust on that spot?
     
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    Took it to a body shop. I also needed to have the new fuel door painted so I killed two birds with one stone. Didn't feel like messing with it myself.
     
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    Same issue here. Previous owner scratched the paint off the inner part of the threshold down to metal. Zero rust. I’m gonna just hit it with touch up paint the install a threshold cover over the top.
     
  15. Jan 16, 2022 at 10:47 AM
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    You might want to use some primer since yours down to bare metal before touch up. Mine was just down to the primer so I just put two coats of touch up paint and two coats of clear. It’s just drying up now. Make sure you disconnect your battery so your battery doesn’t die from leaving the door open for the paint to dry.

    I also took the plastic trim off and touched up the part that was rusty from the plastic hitting the paint.
     
  16. Jan 16, 2022 at 2:48 PM
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    Good point! Will do and thank you, Sir!
     

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