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Is your 2nd gen Rusty?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TRDsport253, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Mar 21, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    TRDsport253

    TRDsport253 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My truck is an 05 and I'm seeing rust here and there. Is this normal?
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  2. Mar 21, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    arrrghhh

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    I'm in Colorado, and that amount of rust seems pretty normal. I don't think the paint they used on a lot of the underside is so great.

    Most of my rust is not from rotting away, but rocks chip at the crap paint and expose metal. We all know what happens to exposed metal...

    I have similar rust on the front of my frame and certain parts under the truck. Sand it, paint it, keep your eye on it.
     
  3. Mar 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM
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    TRDsport253

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    Yes I bought it used at 14k and I'm the second owner. The previous owner lived in Washington as well. Maybe its because lack of care I rarely wash underneath the truck.
     
  4. Mar 21, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    thats nothing. look at your frame if you want to get sad real quick.
     
  5. Mar 21, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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    CalgaryRider

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    Trust me, as soon as these trucks see salt and road grime they will start to rust. I have rock chips on my door that are rusting, my powder coated bumper is starting to show, and every spring/early summer I crawl under my truck and grind and re-spray bedliner on everything that is showing rust.

    Ohh yeah, I have an 09... Just one of the joys of living in Alberta, Canada

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  6. Mar 21, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    Toy Yoda

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    I'm in louisiana and I've only got rust on the front skid where it got scraped on different stuff
     
  7. Mar 21, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    Toy Yoda

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    :eek:
     
  8. Mar 21, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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    ....Wait.. You all don't see much rust on Tacoma's? I WISH!
     
  9. Mar 21, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Holy fuck , that's an 05 ? My truck looked like that sitting new on the lot when I bought it
     
  10. Mar 21, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    I'm starting to feel I have nothing to worry about since its minimal.
     
  11. Mar 21, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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    yeah, hence why I'm under my truck in the spring to clean it up. The amount of crap they put on the highways up here is stupid, and I did a TON of highway driving for 3 years.

    My 09 has 133,XXX kms on it, which is about triple the norm.
     
  12. Mar 21, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    Got rust under it. Winter salt and grime and it also doesn't help to launch boats on bad launches where you have to drive completely in the water. Just about up to the doors sometimes, flat launches suck.
     
  13. Mar 21, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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    Nothing rusts in Seattle cause it never stops raining long enough for the air to get at the metal
     
  14. Mar 21, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    My 09 looks far worst then your 05. I wouldn't worry at all op
     
  15. Mar 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    my "chrome" bumper is rusting so that is about all that is out of the norm for a vehicle built in 2010. i will be getting it replaced before the 3yr 36k is up
     
  16. Mar 21, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    The bumpers do seem to rust a ridiculous amount. Mine was replaced thanks to an illegal alien drunk driver a month after I bought it but no rust on the replacement. The body shop manager, who weighed about 160lbs, stood the old one on end and bent it in half easily. Pathetic.
     
  17. Mar 22, 2012 at 4:18 AM
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    Get some POR 15. You can paint right over the rust. It actually sticks to surface rust better as long as there's no flaking. It's not cheap, but it goes a long way and it works.

    http://www.por15.com/
     
  18. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    Calgary uses salt?
     
  19. Mar 22, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    Calgary uses a ton of salt, and this year they were trying a new chemical on the roads before the snow, so I can only imagine what the underside of my truck looks like...

    Back on the topic from the OP, I wouldn't worry about that little bit of rust on the skid plate. They are cheap metal anyways and the best thing to do is pull it off and put on something that will actually protect.
     
  20. Mar 22, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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    Rust? What's that?
     
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