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Frame Undercoating

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TRDsport253, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Mar 22, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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    TRDsport253

    TRDsport253 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Who has their frame undercoated? Did you do it when it was new? I have rust spot here and there on the frame is it to late to undercoat it?
     
  2. Mar 22, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    dumbassdave

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    I did mine when my truck was 3 years old and it has now been on there since the summer of 2011. I washed the underside (which sucked) and gave it a light scuff with a steel brush. I had a couple of spots that had a bit of rust, so I scuffed them a bit more and gave them a shot of rust paint.

    I then sprayed with rocker guard spray. It's held up well, but I also haven't been under there since the fall.

    A couple of suggestions if you plan on doing your own. Buy way too many cans of what you are spraying on there. I thought I had bought plenty but ran out and had to ride my bike to get more since I wasn't about to un-mask and re-mask my truck to drive to the store.

    I also used full body disposable painters suit, which was pretty much black by the end. A dust mask, goggles, and gloves were also necessary.
     
  3. Mar 23, 2013 at 11:08 AM
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    I have no desire to trade in or sell my truck. But I maybe force to because of the frame rust. I wanted to keep my truck forever but I dont think the frame is going to last.
     
  4. Apr 1, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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    my truck is new and i wanna do this soon as possible......any ideas of a Superior:D brand of undercoating to use????
     
  5. Apr 7, 2013 at 8:33 AM
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  6. Apr 7, 2013 at 8:47 AM
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    Pretty interesting looking stuff I may get some to spray on after I make my rust spots look pretty
     
  7. Apr 7, 2013 at 8:53 AM
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  9. Apr 7, 2013 at 12:34 PM
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    Por 15 is a great product, just hard to prep for, and if you get a drop of sweat in it the whole thing is ruined.
     
  11. Apr 24, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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    Anyone ever had a dealership apply a Xylan coating? Wondering how that works and if it is more effective than just doing all the hard work yourself...
     
  12. Apr 24, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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    Just a reminder to use your Tacoma discount code when ordering Fluid Film.

    At checkout.. enter "tacoma" in the coupon code field. Tacoma members get a 10% discount and free shipping on all orders over $49.50.
     
  13. Apr 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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    Shouldn't a Toyota dealership check to see if there needs to be a frame replacement while they have it on their lot? Like, if I buy one from Toyota dealership, will I have to then turn around and take it back to a dealership to have them investigate the frame???
     
  14. Jun 18, 2015 at 10:31 AM
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    Looking to use Chassis Saver in clear on my new truck if/when I get it, on all components underneath (minus the obvious no-no's). Getting plugs if needed & plugging every hole except drain holes. How best to get it in the frame? Planning to get my body shop to do it. And Fluid Film every fall thereafter. Thoughts?
     

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