1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Got the rust proofing spray done. - It's all over the body as well!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ywen, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Mar 14, 2010 at 4:21 PM
    #1
    ywen

    ywen [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Member:
    #26636
    Messages:
    1,058
    Gender:
    Male
    Okay so got the frame anti-corrosive treatment done at my local dealership. Picked the truck up and immediately felt the windshield was extremely hazy.. upon closer inspection, the entire truck is covered in a fine layer of that rubberish stuff they coated the frame with. Graze the hood with my finger and it'll be covered with that black crap. Went to a car wash and used the foam brush on it and it only pushed the black stuff around without getting rid of it (It is extremely sticky)..

    The only easy solution is to soak a rag with WD40 and then wipe down the body panel - It comes off real easy.

    What do you recommend I do? Is this typical when one get's an undercarriage spray job?

    Can I apply wd40 all over the paint job? Is it safe? Or is there something better?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mar 14, 2010 at 4:41 PM
    #2
    Taco John

    Taco John Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Member:
    #17305
    Messages:
    174
    Gender:
    Male
    Illinois
    Vehicle:
    4X4
    If they put it all over your truck, they need to take it off. Send it back and don't waste the time F*ing with it.
     
  3. Mar 14, 2010 at 4:43 PM
    #3
    badguybuster

    badguybuster Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Member:
    #14475
    Messages:
    2,437
    Gender:
    Male
    West (by GOD) Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2008 Tundra Off Road SR5
    6000K HID Headlights 6000k HID Fog Lights Window visors (all 4) Tri-Fold Tonno Bedlined Rockers Bedlined Bumpers Bilstein 5100 Toytec 1/2" spacers 3" TSB Leafs and AAL's (Toytec) Differential 1" Drop Sway Bar Relocators BHLM Mod Debadged Pro Comp 7089s Hankook Dynapro 35" M/T's Billett Grill 55 watt fog lights in grill 55 watt fog lights on Pre-Runner Light Bar Rear Bilstein 5100's Flowmaster Super 10's Yellow Fog Light Mod Titanium Burl Wood Grain Dash Mod Leather Arm Rest Mod TRD Steering wheel Mod Painted Engine Cover Painted Fuse Box TRD Seat Belt Covers Bed Light Mod Extended/Braided Brake Lines Back up light mod
    What he said!!! They will blame you if you mess with it.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2010 at 4:44 PM
    #4
    rab89

    rab89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Member:
    #12578
    Messages:
    5,467
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ross
    Kelowna b.c canada
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCLB
    Grillcraft mx black upper and lower BHLM with Gloss black 265 70 17 bfg a/t center console light mini mag mounted in center console debadged bed lights 35W 5000k HID's
    x 999999999999999 don't even bother trying
     
  5. Mar 14, 2010 at 4:44 PM
    #5
    topgun155

    topgun155 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11728
    Messages:
    2,774
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zack
    Richmond, TX or College Station, TX
    Vehicle:
    08 Prerunner V6 Black
    Viper Alarm, In Pro Car Wear L.E.D. Tail Lights, Fog Lights, ScanGuageII, AvidOffroad Light Bar, Ammo Box Mod, Tailgate Theft Prevention Mod, Satoshi Grill, Hella 500ff behind the grill, blendmount, Cruise Control Mod, Fog Light Mod, 5100's @1.75, Toytec TSB AAL 1.5".
    I would take it back. Tell them You want it fixed now.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2010 at 4:46 PM
    #6
    ywen

    ywen [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Member:
    #26636
    Messages:
    1,058
    Gender:
    Male
    Well I'm wondering how these sprays are usually done?

    Judging by the uniform and fine coating on the body panel (Can't even tell until I put my finger on it), I assume it was done in some sort of a paint room and the guy just went on the frames.. fine particles/mist settled all over the truck as a result.

    Short of taping the entire truck and only exposing the frame components, I don't see how this can be avoided...

    Whatever method they use to remove the tarish coating, I can probably do it more carefully myself. I would like to know the proper method of doing so.. It'll just be like waxing the truck hopefully..
     
  7. Mar 14, 2010 at 4:46 PM
    #7
    coffeesnob

    coffeesnob Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Member:
    #30892
    Messages:
    8,072
    Gender:
    Male
    VA
    Vehicle:
    2010 access 4 cyl 2 wd
    these dealerships are crooks, it seems like the salesmen set the stage while you are picking your truck out, putting little things in your ears like it's very important to do this and that, then when the finance manger grabs you he tries to seel you all of these service packages, extended warranties and on and on and on.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2010 at 4:49 PM
    #8
    Taco.Tim

    Taco.Tim Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Member:
    #28109
    Messages:
    210
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tim
    Georgia
    Vehicle:
    2010 Buhlue Access Cab 2WD
    Looking!
    I wouldn't recommend WD-40. I used it on my '67 Camaro years ago, to lubricate the convertible top hinge points. Got overspray from the WD-40 on the quarter panels. Even though I had washed the car many times after, the areas I oversprayed "fisheyed" like crazy when I had the car repainted.

    Tim Glover
     
  9. Mar 14, 2010 at 5:38 PM
    #9
    shitroc

    shitroc Master of War

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Member:
    #24315
    Messages:
    1,406
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ant
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma TRD 4X4
    Listed in sig.......
    when i had my truck undercoated in the fall they first sprayed over the body of the truck with this "film" that doesnt adhere to the paint and washes off. the purpose of it was to protect against overspray. any overspray would just land on the film and once they were done they just washed the truck clean.
     
  10. Mar 14, 2010 at 5:44 PM
    #10
    ywen

    ywen [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Member:
    #26636
    Messages:
    1,058
    Gender:
    Male
    So I'm wondering if they sprayed this film... when you say it's able to "just wash" off, do you mean just spray the body with the high pressure rinse at the car wash or did you have to wipe it down with rag to remove the black tar?
     
  11. Mar 14, 2010 at 5:46 PM
    #11
    Brunes

    Brunes abides.

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Member:
    #7011
    Messages:
    17,641
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rotorhead
    DC or New Jersey - Depends on the day....
    Vehicle:
    08 Red/Graphite and Satin Black
    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit
    Yeah....They need to clean it up. No matter if it's overspray or protectant.
     
  12. Mar 14, 2010 at 5:49 PM
    #12
    HeadlampRevamp

    HeadlampRevamp Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Member:
    #32518
    Messages:
    641
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jacob
    Buckner, ky
    Vehicle:
    03 Tacoma SR5 TRD
    I'm probably going to need this done to my truck, as the frame is rusted but not bad enough to replace. Do you know if they do any type of pretreatment before they apply the spray, like getting all the loose rust off? I'm in agreeance with the other guys too, take it back to them and let them clean it up for you, atleast you'll get a free detail:)
     
  13. Mar 14, 2010 at 5:52 PM
    #13
    ywen

    ywen [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Member:
    #26636
    Messages:
    1,058
    Gender:
    Male
    Well i've already cleaned the hood and the front fenders... Gonna see how much is still left on the rest of the body panels.. should I have not done anything and brought it over dirty... In any case, I wouldn't trust them to do a better/more careful job than what I can do, I just want to be using the correct chemicals, if need be.

    For the spray, I think they just aimed and sprayed and also they dont' spray the top surface of the frame, just from the bottom and inside. They also sprayed on the factory skid plates.. They stopped at the leaf spring shackles.. I would imagine they probably removed all the wheels, but that's about it...
     
  14. Mar 14, 2010 at 5:55 PM
    #14
    ywen

    ywen [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Member:
    #26636
    Messages:
    1,058
    Gender:
    Male
    So no black crap on your finger when you ran it across the body surface? The coating was so fine and uniform on mine that it was indistinguishable unless you ran your finger across is and revealed what the paint looked like underneath..
     
  15. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:02 PM
    #15
    shitroc

    shitroc Master of War

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Member:
    #24315
    Messages:
    1,406
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ant
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma TRD 4X4
    Listed in sig.......
    they just used a pressure washer and it came right off. they actually missed a couple spots so i pressure washed it myself once i got home and got the spots they missed
     
  16. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:04 PM
    #16
    shitroc

    shitroc Master of War

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Member:
    #24315
    Messages:
    1,406
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ant
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma TRD 4X4
    Listed in sig.......
    nope no black crap
     
  17. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:30 PM
    #17
    HeadlampRevamp

    HeadlampRevamp Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Member:
    #32518
    Messages:
    641
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jacob
    Buckner, ky
    Vehicle:
    03 Tacoma SR5 TRD
    So other than the stuff they got on your truck, how did the underbody turn out? Do they only spray the frame or all the rusty components?

    Do you know if they remove all loose rust before the application?
     
  18. Mar 14, 2010 at 9:42 PM
    #18
    ywen

    ywen [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Member:
    #26636
    Messages:
    1,058
    Gender:
    Male
    I don't know if they removed loose rust before spraying.

    I believe the "official" word is that they only spray the two main sections from the bottom. Cross members are not sprayed, even though my cross member looks like it received the goo.

    My frame that's inside the engine compartment shows rust at the top. They did not spray that side.
     
  19. Mar 15, 2010 at 1:07 PM
    #19
    shitroc

    shitroc Master of War

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Member:
    #24315
    Messages:
    1,406
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ant
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma TRD 4X4
    Listed in sig.......
    when i had mine undercoated they did an awesome job,they sprayed everything besides the tranny,driveshaft,and exhaust. they also wirebrushed any loose surface rust,they also removed old undercoating from the year before just so this new stuff would stick that much better.
     
To Top