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Frame restoration - did it myself

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SeNate, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Sep 11, 2015 at 8:58 AM
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    Springs and shocks are 200K miles old and ride terrible. Deaver and ADS on the way.
     
  2. Sep 11, 2015 at 9:01 AM
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    and my questions?
     
  3. Sep 11, 2015 at 9:20 AM
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    LoL sorry dude I didn't even see them. Let me find the name of that degreaser. It was pretty mean at full strength but was a bit pricey. I used one of those empty spray bottles you can buy to apply it and went through the whole quart pretty fast.

    The Corroseal is a rust converter/latex primer and was very highly reviewed from my research. It goes on easy like a gel with a small paint brush and then turns black. Basically I covered everything with it including the axle and the diff and rusted hose clamps and all. I drove it several days in the rain with the bed off and most of the metal stayed black. In a few small areas where I didn't get the oil off the metal after the wire brushing there is some speckled oxidation but I have plenty left to wire brush and apply again. The paint should lock it all down but I think I will coat everything with grease/oil before I put the bed back on in a few weeks.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Corroseal-Rust-Converter-Primer-82320/202960538
     
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  4. Sep 11, 2015 at 9:40 AM
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    thanks.
    try fluid film to coat your frame. works great.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2015 at 9:51 AM
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    Good idea. Will do.

    That degreaser is made by LPS. It is their "Super Industrial Strength" and is citrus based. I had bees flying all around me when I started spraying it :D

    In the future I think the cheap purple or green stuff would work fine and is much cheaper. Most of the work is done by the pressure washer and the wire wheel anyway.
     
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  6. Sep 11, 2015 at 10:29 AM
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    I may give that a try after the annual hosedown prior to the fall Fluid Film application. I have very little rust, but I wouldn't mind treating some spots on the rear axle and a few welds. Thanks!
     
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    Your both welcome.
    Thanks for the info Alpha.
     
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    How do you spray the fluid film on frame?
     
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    I used a grinder and rustoleum spray paint on the rear axle a year ago and it already was chipping and falling off, so I decided to do it right this weekend. Followed these instructions over the course of 2 days and it looks great now. Hoping it will hold up better than before. I put 3 coats on to be sure, thanks for the how to.

    20150927_152050.jpg
     
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  13. Sep 30, 2015 at 11:54 AM
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    nice work. It should hold up, mine still looks great and it's been about a year.
     
  14. Oct 15, 2015 at 6:29 AM
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    I'd like to do this to my truck before the winter hits. I just moved back to Massachusetts and brought with me a 95 Tacoma from California.

    The frame is almost all rust free maybe a couple little spots here and there. I'm wondering if I need to treat sand or scuff the frame before applying POR 15. Could I just wash the frame down and then paint right on top of the original topcoat? Or should I sand it first?

    Also I'm wondering if anybody's been coating parts other than the frame. Control arms? Looks like people are doing the rear axle.what about the front differential?

    Cheers,
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  15. Oct 15, 2015 at 12:44 PM
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    If your frame is mostly rust free, just paint POR-15 over the top of the rust spots imo. Make sure it's not flaky rust, maybe tap it with a hammer and sand it a bit. POR-15 loves to stick to surface rust. In your case, I'd hit the frame (since its still in good shape and not rusted everywhere) with fluid film linked in a post above.
     
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    I'm curious if anyone here has tried Waxoyl ? Coming from a Defender 90, which are destined to be rust buckets if not treated, this is the number one product most owners use.

    No affiliation but Rovers North carries it here in the US. The company says one application for the life of the vehicle. They have one product that is used for cavities, and I'm guessing it would be the ticket for the frame cavities.
     
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    What happens to the bolts that get covered with por15? Can I still remove the bolts after that section is treated if I need to for some reason?
     
  19. Jul 2, 2016 at 7:21 PM
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    Good question. I wouldn't coat the threads. Maybe put grease on them just before you paint.
    I am putting rubber caps or hose on most of the larger bolts.
     
  20. Jul 5, 2016 at 9:36 PM
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    To the OG poster I may add to this if you don't mind. I did very similar project with mine but used a brush to do it and then used rattle can flat black paint to get the 'shine' off.

    I tried to avoid threads on the hitch area but then again I used a brush. I've also heard of guys wrapping their brake likes with aluminum foil if they are going to spray the frame.
     
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