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Frame rustproofing products

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vtguy, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Oct 13, 2014 at 5:39 PM
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    vtguy

    vtguy [OP] Active Member

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    I'm back. After a few year hiatus from my Sport, I've got a TRD Pro on order.

    Living in Vermont (think: salt brine), I plan to drive the truck straight from the dealership to a rust-proofer on the day that I take delivery. My question is, who do I take it to?

    Film Fluid?

    Waxoyl??

    Straight penetrating oil/used ATF fluid???
     
  2. Oct 13, 2014 at 5:47 PM
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    Bamo

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    I do not have the problems in Florida that you do up there, so I may be way off or missing something here. I have been reading about all the frame rust issues and decided I wanted to undercoat my truck, just because. I went to the auto parts store and started looking at all the rubberized stuff they had. I decided to try Duplicolor bed armor. It was 13 dollars a can, so I figured I would try two cans and see what happened. It laid down nice, dried pretty hard and seems like it will protect and last way better than that film fluid or any other kind of no permanent solution. Is there any reason not to bed coat the bottom of the truck?
     
  3. Oct 13, 2014 at 5:53 PM
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    I am in PA and am thinking of fluid film. I'll be interested in the other replies....
     
  4. Oct 13, 2014 at 7:28 PM
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    BlueMile

    BlueMile Frozen north specialist

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    Problem with the rubberized stuff is that over time it will harden and crack, in turn holding any moisture against the frame itself. If you want a solid rust preventative I have heard excellent things about Formula 3000 as its not a sealant and will let moisture pass out into the environment. I have it on my '09 DCLB but this will be my first winter owning it so we shall see :p
     
  5. Oct 13, 2014 at 8:12 PM
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    Mr Ribby

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    Someone on another thread said Amsoil HDMP and spray anything and everything on bottom. I live in NW Indiana and im going to be buying some soon
     
  6. Oct 14, 2014 at 2:15 AM
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    Vermont is bad on vehicles because of the salt brine, which is a mixture poured on the pavement just before storms hit. My one-year-old Silverado with 20,000 miles had to have the front calipers rebuilt because the pads were seized in place (rust) and the frame and suspension hardware are all brown and pitted with corrosion. My friends that inspect tell me in 5 years the truck won't be inspectable. Thus, my desire to get after the Tacoma right out of the gate.

    I'll report back what I do. Likely to go with Waxoyl, due to its adhesion.
     
  7. Oct 14, 2014 at 4:54 AM
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    Been having the same thoughts, just bought a 2015 Tacoma and I am in New Hampshire. Usually they use salt/sand and not the liquid stuff here but still thinking about keeping this truck nice and new.

    Was thinking about getting a gallon of corrosion X. Found it on Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/Corrosion-Tec...F8&qid=1413287173&sr=8-7&keywords=corrosion+x

    Anybody used this and know how thick it is to spray? Can it be sprayed by one of those pump up garden sprayers? Or is it too thick for that?
     
  8. Oct 14, 2014 at 7:57 AM
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    Kevinztaco

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    I just applied a few cans of Eastwood Internal frame coating on my frames. time will tell how this thing is holding out.
     
  9. Oct 14, 2014 at 8:41 AM
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    I just applied F Film to my 2012. The frame and bottom looked great before I applied the FF. Reasons I did and chose FF;

    - I'm not convinced the crap metal frame/rusting issue had been addressed.
    - I plan on keeping this truck until my wallet starts to bleed. (hoping for 15 yrs?) so I wanted to do something just in case.
    - I did not want something that may eventually peel and trap water.
    - It soaks into any existing rust and seams.
    - IT was not expensive.
    - It's not permanent and CAN be removed via pressure wash should I change my mind/need to.
    - With the low use my truck gets, I'm hoping the inside areas that I sprayed (doors, in side frame box areas, tailgate, etc. ) will last for years and I will just check/touch up the frame before each Winter - fairly easily, quick and cheap.
    - Should I get lazy an area applicator will apply FF for $129.
    - And Most important -Should I still have a frame issue and a Recall/TSB/Service campaign occur, as it is non permanent and I could remove it if needed, I see no reason why Toyota will tell me my coverage is voided due to the issue that the coating prevents them from repairing/coating/replacing the frame (or other reason).

    FF was quick (but messy), cheap, removable and will not cause a long term issue with causing/trapping rust or with Toyota since it's not permanent.

    IMO
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2014
  10. Oct 14, 2014 at 8:49 AM
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    TacoGlenn

    TacoGlenn Nobody Makes a Monkey Outta Me!

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    Lots of threads on TW dealing with this:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...xperiment.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...-question.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...g-applied.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...film-rust.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ercoating.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...revention.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...revention.html

    etc.
     

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