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Is undercoating worth it.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rob01, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Mar 7, 2011 at 12:36 PM
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    rob01

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    Curious to see if any of you had your truck undercoated. Can have it done for $189.
     
  2. Mar 7, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    I did not have done at dealer. I thought Toyota would have protected the underside well. I have read here that some people get the "rustoleum undercoat" paint.

    Worries with a professional undercoating: do they make holes to apply the pain (future rust points);
    Do they block any of the drain holes with the spray coating (again, future rust point and having standing water rather than drain)
     
  3. Mar 7, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    wiscdave

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    yes, but only if the truck is brand-new with NO rust on it.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    i would say if it ACTUALLY offers protection, doesnt plug up drain holes, and you can get it for cheap, and it doesnt mess with any other components, then go for it
     
  5. Mar 7, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    YES, YES, YES, and YES!

    But keep in mind, not all undercoatings are created equal. KROWN undercoatings are simply the best. If you have a KROWN in your area, get your Taco undercoated there.

    There are other undercoatings that are decent, but in my experience, KROWN is the best, and it's not that expensive. I pay $140/year for my DCSB.

    You can pay $50 at the local shop, but they often use old tranny fluid, which is crap to begin with, eats away rubber, and causes a huge dripping mess.

    Krown undercoating creeps into the crevices, seams, and impossible to reach spots in your vehicle. They drill into your rockers, and spray them. Door inners as well. IMO, the best $140/year I spend.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    X2 on the Krown. Good friend of mine owns a body repair shop. He offers a discount to everyone who goes to Krown after his work is done. I've Krowned every vehicle I've ever owned...even used ones. My opinion it's well worth the cost.

    Cheers, FMB
     
  7. Mar 7, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    Best undercoating is the non-drip actual undercoating. Rustcheck and Krown are great but you need it done every year. Most dealers and larger shops will do the more expensive type (not sure what you call it) and it can last from 5-10 years. I do it to EVERY vehicle I own once I buy it, new or used. When used, I would take it to a car wash and spray any rust or anything off, and then if possible scrape it off using a lift. I always puke when I see newer expensive trucks and you can see their frame starting to rust.
    Just my opinion on the whole thing
     
  8. Mar 7, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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  9. Mar 7, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    in 4 years 3 months i will be 28 and fully own my house........then the move will be going down lol
     
  10. Mar 7, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    Undercoating is a definate YES. That was the first thing I did to mine truck. I prefer Fluid Film for the product, but as others had said Krown is good. Corrosion-Free is not bed either.
     
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