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nasty rust on bumper. what to do. what to do.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by skezerone, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Jun 20, 2010 at 3:10 PM
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    skezerone

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    hey guys, i'm new to the forums and it feels good to be amongst tacoma owners. unfortunately, i seem to have encountered a problem in my 2004 Toyota Tacoma. On the back bumper, rust has appeared and caused the chrome to crack and peel. i could see that the rust has spread beneath the chrome. the rust spot is about 2.5 inches. this is the first time i've encountered rust on my car, so i dont really know if its serious. can i fix this myself? do i need outside assistance? Any advice or help will greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
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  2. Jun 20, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    Jigzor

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    The way to fix it but really chroming will be the only true permanent fix. Use chrome polish to remove absolutely as much rust as you can.

    Spray that area with galvanized spray paint. Then you might want to find a rubber cover to make it look better.

    After the galvanized is on you could actually cover it with chrome paint. The layer under will stop the rust.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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  5. Jun 20, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    grind, tape off, then rhinoline that whole portion of the bumper. would cover that up and also be a non slip step

    edit: not all that chrome, just where you step.
     
  6. Jun 20, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    Ha....who cares? Is it structurally sound?
     
  7. Jun 20, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    Do they sell rubber/plastic step covers for our trucks? If so where?
     
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