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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by drade, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Sep 5, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    Hey everyone, i finally became a Tacoma owner three weeks ago!! I just got a 07 taco access cab silver, love it! SR5 model..

    I just got a skid plate, and im glad i did because i had to do a little offroading to get to work. Bad snow storm! I scraped the way way back of it were it curves. Will it rust over the winters? I put touch up paint and clear coat over it, was that a good idea? you cant notice it unless you go under, thats why i touched it up. Thanks!!
     
  2. Sep 5, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    Or does the aluminum not rust? N00B here :(
     
  3. Sep 5, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    Where ya from where its snowing already?
     
  4. Sep 5, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    PS...should not rust.
     
  5. Sep 5, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    Yeah aluminum corrodes but does not rust
     
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    cohoe alaska. We had brief snow last week. Weather is nasty, rain, rain rain.
     
  7. Sep 5, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    with my horrible touch up job and clear coat should it last for a long while?
     
  8. Sep 5, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    Ahhh... Welcome!!
     
  9. Sep 5, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    It will oxidize but it won't rust. Sand it and paint it with an etching primer and paint it if it bothers you. The oxidation will stop, unlike rust.
     
  10. Sep 5, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    You are gonna scrape it up again anyway, I know because I paint mine every Sunday evening!!!
    Oh, and congratulations on your new obsession!!
     
  11. Sep 5, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    if your aluminum starts to rust theres a pretty good change it will turn to thermite and melt your truck. JK but no it wont rust
     
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