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Frame restoration - did it myself

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

  1. Nov 7, 2016 at 5:54 PM
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    FrameRot

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  2. Nov 7, 2016 at 9:03 PM
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  3. Nov 7, 2016 at 10:57 PM
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    That sucks. Any type of coating like that is just a preventative barrier and isn't supposed to be applied over rust. If they do it does exactly zero other than hide the cancer while it spreads. :(
     
  4. Nov 8, 2016 at 12:44 PM
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    ...we'll get there.
    OP, when you coated your frame...how did you choose what to paint over and what to tape off? I'm thinking bolt heads specifically. Just my luck i'd coat a bolt thinking i'd never need to remove it, then the thing connected to it would break the next day.

    my inclination would be to tape off more than I think i have to...better safe than sorry. wondering how you approached it.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2016 at 12:54 PM
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    DaveInDenver

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    I'd prep and paint over everything including bolts. If you wanted to preserve them I'd take them out (such as suspension fasteners perhaps), coat under where they sit, chase and then anti-sieze or grease the threads when you put it back in.

    If they have to be removed for some reason I'd rather disturb an intact coating and do a touch up than to leave existing rust and new edges where moisture and corrosion are going get starts.

    The point of paint and anti-corrosion coatings are to seal the metal to deny rust oxygen and moisture. It's usually corners, edges and scratches where rusts gets it's start.
     
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  6. Nov 8, 2016 at 2:15 PM
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    ...we'll get there.

    good points dave - anyone ever remove POR-15 before? my guess is that a dremel with wire brush would be good enough to get good contact with a socket again...but, haven't tried it.
     
  7. Nov 11, 2016 at 8:17 AM
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    I'd have killed to have rust only that bad. I traded my 2003 sr5 4x Tuesday (miss you, old paint) for a 2015. great job, tho'.
     
  8. Dec 29, 2016 at 1:49 PM
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    r.shackleford

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    i have been using fluid film for two years now- seems to work well
     
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  9. Dec 31, 2016 at 1:34 PM
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  10. Jan 9, 2017 at 5:37 PM
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    Did you get on the inside of the frame that runs along the sides? I find it very difficult to properly remove the rust and get por15 in there.
     
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