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Frame restoration - did it myself

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

  1. Jul 5, 2016 at 9:47 PM
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    QMEDJoe

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    WOW! Great job! I literally just got back from applying Fluid film. My frame isnt that bad at all. A little fairy dust on it from parking it at the dock in Louisiana (I work in the GOM) I'd definitely love to spend a good portion of the weekend and do this. I don't have much prep work because I think the frame was replaced. I would just like the reassurance that my frame is completely protected from the elements.
     
  2. Aug 14, 2016 at 1:10 PM
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    Satoshi Grill (HomerTaco), Ambiguous' headlights, refinished my frame with POR-15 after half a week of prep and rust removal
    The best part of all of this is that I received a letter from Toyota wanting to inspect my frame. It seems they took their time getting to me in the list. I tried to take it in to a dealer before I did this work and ask them to look at it. I know the frame is fine, but I guess I can take it in to hear them say "oh it looks great".

    This post isn't a sticky, so it does sometimes resurface. I wonder how many people are looking for this kind of information? Maybe we could get a frame sub-forum?
     
  3. Aug 15, 2016 at 8:20 AM
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    That is a good idea. @tcBob ?
     
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  4. Aug 15, 2016 at 8:30 AM
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  5. Aug 24, 2016 at 2:54 PM
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    Good info need to get this done.
     
  6. Aug 25, 2016 at 11:56 AM
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    If I did this again and could have anything.

    • remove the bed of the truck (half the truck easily reached)
    • warm weather and outside
    • a lift when I do the front half of the truck. Being able to walk under it would be amazing, or just having a creeper helps.
    • when the 2nd coat of POR-15 is tacky, have some auto paint of your choice (flat black or chassis black look the best) and spray over the POR-15 when it's tacky but not wet.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2016 at 1:25 PM
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    So does that rattle can help maintain the Por 15 whats the reasoning behind it?
     
  8. Aug 25, 2016 at 1:54 PM
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    Satoshi Grill (HomerTaco), Ambiguous' headlights, refinished my frame with POR-15 after half a week of prep and rust removal
    You have to cover areas that get direct sunlight. POR-15 will last through anything other than direct sunlight. For me I covered the frame visible behind the wheels, and the rear axle. Reflected sunlight does not matter.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2016 at 5:46 PM
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    Did some of this today on some parts like I always do with my toys/bikes/camper. I do not get as involved like you did but I just take a wire wheel, drill, and anything like a wire brush and get all the rust and chips off. Then use zinc primer, then black paint, then some undercoating
     
  10. Sep 28, 2016 at 1:30 PM
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    Just chiming in and keeping this thread relavent.

    I'm in the middle of this project right now working section by section. Today I got underneath with the needle scaler and 4.5" grinder w/wire wheel, and went after the crossmembers and drivers side frame to the front leaf spring mount. If nothing else this project is time consuming. I'm working on the ground in my driveway and am waiting on the Prep & Etch as I type this message. I'll rinse it off in a bit and will paint tomorrow. That will leave me with the front leaf mounts to the bumper and I'll be done.

    FYI, I've gone with Chassis Saver, antique satin by Magnet Paints because I had great results with thsir Monstaliner in my Jeep tub.
     
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  11. Sep 29, 2016 at 10:29 AM
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    Anyone heard of LPS Rust Inhibitor and whether it would be good to coat the frame?
     
  13. Sep 29, 2016 at 5:42 PM
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    I've never heard of it but looks like it's more for indoor use. If I were to go with a wax type coating I'd go with Waxoyl.

    I'm thinking of Eastwood Internal Frame Coating for the boxed sections. I don't think I can stop the rust, but if I can slow it down significantly I'd be happy.
    http://www.eastwood.com/internal-frame-coating-w-spray-nozzle-qt.html
     
  14. Oct 14, 2016 at 1:53 PM
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    I would pay someone to do all of this. Not going to attempt. My 97 TJ could use it for sure.
     
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    I sprayed this down the boxed sections of my frame. Unfortunately there's no way to really, really clean the scale and debris. I washed the crap out of the insides using high pressure spray and air but figure on using a couple of thick coats to basically just epoxy whatever's left in place. I used I think 2 cans on each side, but that was excessive. Three cans is probably more than enough. This stuff is thin, make sure you tape all the weep holes and openings and cover the floor under the truck since it will run out everywhere.
     
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    What size air compressor did you use?? All I can afford is the 8 gal tank! Think that will be good enough for the needle scaler?
     
  18. Oct 15, 2016 at 6:39 AM
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    Thinking about taking the box off to do more.....any suggestions ?
     
  19. Oct 16, 2016 at 6:17 AM
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    Nice job! I tried the same on my '06 using Magnet Paints "chassis saver". I cleaned and prepped everything and then brushed it on. Unfortunately I didn't realize that the satin version of chassis saver is intended to be top coated, the gloss version which I didn't want, does not require this. Within a year later it looked almost as bad as before I did it. Fast forward, I traded the truck and the new owner is waiting on a frame replacement.

    I've had friends use POR15 on their hot rods, that's a much better product IMO.
     
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  20. Oct 18, 2016 at 10:03 AM
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    Impressive! Searching "hours" didn't return a post with an estimate of how long this took you... Can you share a guesstimate? 20? 30? Thanks!
     
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