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Frame Coating Question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by StAndrew, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Aug 11, 2014 at 9:33 AM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew [OP] Wait for it...

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    That undercoating that Toyota installed is waxed based and is designed never to fully harden. When they undercoated my truck they got light overspray all over my paint. It was a pain in the ass to get off. It wants to smear and stick like tar.:mad: I was very careful with the chemicals I used to remove the stuff. After I got it all cleaned off I went back to the dealership and explained to them that they needed to do a better job of masking off trucks before undercaoting.:rolleyes:

    IMO the best way is to scrap it off with a plastic scraper and figure out what chemical is best to remove the remaining. Sorry I cannot be of more help with this Chris.:eek:
     
  3. Aug 13, 2014 at 7:43 AM
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    Yeah, its nasty shit. Probably gonna use lots of rags and paper towels...
     
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    I used that eastwood spray on my truck just about a month ago. I used 2 cans, one for each side, and I probably could have used a bit more (I found a few spots I missed when i replaced my rear leafs and shocks.) Its hard to know what sort of coverage I got though since its all inside but the c channel section at the back. Seems good so far, but I'll have a better idea after I over winter.
     
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    Is it goopy or does it dry hard?
     
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    Ive been using this on my second gens frame...

    [​IMG]

    You can brush it on or in your case put it in a new spray bottle and go to town. It's thin so it will spray fine and it also doesn't contain a ton of nasty chemicals like some other brands do.

    No idea how well it works or lasts yet... time will tell. So far I'm impressed with what is has done to a 40 YO steel ashtray I have that I tested it on. The rust was deep and pitted and so far after over a month no new rust has formed and I keep it outside in the elements
     
  7. Aug 13, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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    Don't have any rust on the truck yet but that would go good with my 1980 Tercel :thumbsup:
     
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    Ah...well stay away from any Rustoleum bedliner. The rubber sucks and so does the sand filled crap. Ill never use either again.

    I'm currently testing the reformer on a few things... my 97' Ford Exploder, my 08" Tacoma, and my 40yo ashtray :D
     
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    Where do you purchase that?
     
  10. Aug 13, 2014 at 5:54 PM
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    Well I just did a "no cut needed" cab chop mod on my Tercel a few weeks ago. And it gets worse as it goes under the car (needed some flaps to protect from rocks for the past 34 years Im guessing).

    I've been looking into rust converters, might just get some.

    (this is where my left foot rests when no pushing the clutch. Now it acts as a second emergency brake :D)
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    anywhere... I got mine online from Summit, but Home Depot, Lowes, or any big box store should have it including Walmart. Ive read the brush on is better than spray can, but notsure.

    I'm not sold on them yet, but for spots I can't get to and remove all the rust I am applying it. Fluid film did jack for me. I tested it when they were offering free samples and I couldn't even tell it was sprayed on my Ford frame after a month.
     
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    Amazon has a good price.
     
  13. Aug 14, 2014 at 3:59 AM
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    The eastwood coating dries hard, it looks like paint and has a very rough/matt finish, like a primer.
     
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    How's it looking?
     
  15. Jun 1, 2020 at 3:05 PM
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    Sold the truck last summer. Frame was still solid. I think the inside was probably in better shape than the outside which had surface rust in the typical spots. No way to know how it was on the inside, though I stuck my finders inside a few larger holes for pre sale inspection and it didn't feel rough. On a fame in good shape, probably anything sprayed in the inside will last a long time since it's so protected. I bought a 99 land cruiser after selling the Taco. It has a couple scary looking crossmembers, but the rest of the frame looks quite good. When I stick my fingers inside the frame (where I can) it feels pretty rough. Not sure it will last long... but it was pretty cheap.... I used fluid film inside the frame this time since the rust was already there. For what its worth that's my conclusion. The eastman was great for covering clean metal, but for already rusted material I want something "oilier".
     
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