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Krown rustproofing-had the Tacoma done today

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by Mako72, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. Sep 25, 2018 at 1:05 PM
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    RevivalOL

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    Did they clean the undercarriage before the application?

    Also curious how this compares to Fluid Film? I’ve been doing fluid film for a few years with great results. That kit was $150 on Amazon and I get multiple applications out of it. Interested in Krown too though.
     
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    Does Krown pick up road grime and mud like fluid film?
     
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    I have had every vehicle i owned rust proofed and then oil sprayed every year. I , like you @Mako72 , live in an area that uses salt in winter and lots of it. Its the best choice you could make for the long term viability of your truck. For the few bucks a year it costs its more then worth it. I sold my 7 year old Ford escape and the underside was in fantastic condition. a Yearly treatments and a few good flushs to get salt out every spring and your golden.
     
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    no... you can wash your truck and the underside just fine. The coating doesnt wash off. it sticks to the frame really effectively. Usually you do have to give it a few days to a week before you go through a wash that under sprays though but you can wash the paint and windows immediately.. just not underneath until it gets a chance to cure a bit.
     
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    Was it John's ? How did they do, I want mine dripping wet? I live a couple blocks from there and was thinking of having them hit mine up?
     
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    It was John’s. They did a great job on my truck. It was dripping for weeks actually and they charged me $150.

    They also did a great job mounting my 265/75 Duratracs on my stock OR rims.
     
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    It’s not going to completely wash off, that’s not what I’m saying. However every time you wash it some is coming off. If you got your truck sprayed 10 years ago and never coated since, and wash (especially power wash the undercarriage) it will not have the same amount of protection it did. Even after a few months you can easily tell the coating is not as thick as it was during the initial application.

    It’s just like having a greasy frying pan. If you don’t scrub it grease will still be on it. However every time spray water on it the water removes some of the grease, as you’ll see the grease residue in the water you’re rinsing.
     
  8. Sep 25, 2018 at 6:33 PM
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    I'm more surprised about the tech not wearing a respirator
     
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    Do they do the inside of the frame too?
     
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    Thats why they recommend to bring it back yearly to get a check up and re-coating. Krown is not a permanent solution..it needs an annual reapplication. $150 a year isnt bad for vehicles that cost $40,000-$60,000 and are expected to last 10 years for many.

    Ive quoted where they state this on their website > Bottom of section 5 http://www.centralcarwash.ca/article/krown-rust-proofing-114.asp

     
  11. Sep 25, 2018 at 8:52 PM
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    Inside the frame, inside all the doors, under the hood, inside the rear bed sides, gas door etc. They drilled 4 tiny access holes on my doors to get full coverage.

    Krown sells aerosol cans similar to fluid film that you can use for touching up the frame. Seems like a really good product to me, with tons of positive reviews.

    Since I got the full treatment done this year I may just get a couple of cans offline and go crazy on the underside after the winter. I don't really see a need to do inside the doors bedsides every year. Thinking about having that done every other year.

    Its a messy job to do so I felt $150 is very fair. The shop that I used has a whole bay set aside for Krown. The guy doing the application was in a full TyveK suit.
     
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    Lol that’s exactly what I meant by my comment. If you’re just washing your vehicle with a hose you won’t have a major problem. If you’re power washing the undercarriage and doing a lot of off-roading and also power washing it you’ll need a lot more reapplications because you will be wearing it off
     
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    I've been looking at Krown also as they have a location not too far away from me.
    Does anyone have any experiance with other types of undercoatings?
     
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