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Is this something to worry about?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DC05, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Apr 14, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    DC05

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    These rust areas are not soft. So is this just surface rust that can be scraped off then apply some type of rust protection?

    Worried because of the stories about Tacos.

    This my first Tacoma, first truck. What should be done first?

    2005 Reg Cab

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  2. Apr 14, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    TACOMA TRD

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    Sand it or wire wheel it and paint it... take care of it. I have to sand and paint my frame every year. We live in the salt belt.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    TACOMA TRD

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    Here is what mine looked like all winter... I do my frame every year.


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  4. Apr 14, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    Monkeysuncle

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    Get at it asap just to be safe.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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    I would recommend getting under there with a wire brush and a can of Rustoleum. Rust is never a good thing, even just surface rust. I am glad they don't salt the roads here in the NW.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    scottri

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    I'd sand it and hit it with a rust inhibitor paint. POR15 is great stuff.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    norcal4banger

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    Idk the rocks they put down here in Northern Cal can leave some gnarly dents on both sides of your truck lol But I'd rather have dents than rust
     
  8. Apr 14, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    teamfast

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    If you are anywhere near winter, just get an oil spray done.
     
  9. Apr 14, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Check the mounting points where the front control arms are welded to the frame. The frame broke on my last truck near the rear driver side A arm mount. :rant:


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  10. Apr 14, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    kite

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    A second gen?
     
  11. Apr 14, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    No, it was an 84 720 KC Nissan. Now I'm so paranoid i'm checking everything since this little rust issue seems to be popping up on some of these 2nd Gens.


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