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Frame rust.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacoholic, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Jul 5, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    I've been hearing a lot about this on here recently, mostly 08's, but is it true by any means?
     
  2. Jul 5, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    my frames fine and i live 20 mi from the ocean
     
  3. Jul 5, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    and ive realized that they havent fixed many prob. on the 08 to the 09
     
  4. Jul 6, 2009 at 1:09 AM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Yea...idk, it could just be salt in salty areas and whatnot but I've read about 3-4 people in the last day :eek: that have frame rust issues on the 2nd gens!
     
  5. Jul 6, 2009 at 3:37 AM
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    Brunes

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    I have a couple of light surface rust spots on my '08. Nothing that I'd say is above or beyond what I'd expect.

    I'll be going over my frame with a rust cleaner and frame sealer anyways...but I don't think that any major issues are popping up.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2009 at 4:16 AM
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    Mazda.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2009 at 4:24 AM
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    oh i can say that my exhaust pipe is rusting, but i put jetski in the river alot and my pipe gets in the water
     
  8. Jul 6, 2009 at 5:36 AM
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  9. Jul 6, 2009 at 5:39 AM
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  10. Jul 6, 2009 at 5:40 AM
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    I've been seeing a bit on here, too. Anybody have any pictures of rust problems on their 2nd gen?
     
  11. Jul 6, 2009 at 5:43 AM
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    The surface rust is ok apparently (I am going to assume the frame rust buyback on 1st gens brought this up), but what is bad is the frame "rotting" from the inside out and defoliation...

    Might be a good idea for those of us near the ocean to make sure the bottom is well covered/protected though.
     
  12. Jul 6, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    I haven't done a complete inspection of my 08 DC frame, but what I can see looks just like new.
     
  13. Jul 6, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    how would you cover the frame...Rhinoliner?
     
  14. Jul 6, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    Nah, a good rubderdized undercoating will do fine. Rhinoliner or Line-x ing the frame is very expensive, like well over $1K.
     
  15. Jul 6, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    oh i was thinking the spray can stuff. that's what im going to do on my trail rig is just rhinoline the bottom half and the hood
     
  16. Jul 6, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    The rubberdized undercoating does come in a spray can if that's what you're talking about.
     
  17. Jul 6, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    thats prob it, i have all these plans but idk anything about them
     
  18. Jul 7, 2009 at 9:10 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Thank you! Someone gets what I'm talking about.

    Forget all y'all that doubt me! And screw the Mazda, does everyone really have to bring it up? Why don't you try and sell it for me then?
     
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    I would not spray the rubberized undercoating on a frame. It will create a seal, but if it develops a perforation (hole), moisture can get trapped and it will then rot the frame from the inside out and sight unseen too.

    Consult a competent body shop for good advice on coating a frame.
     
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