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OEM Tow hitch area

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TRDsport253, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Mar 21, 2011 at 1:54 AM
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    TRDsport253

    TRDsport253 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone else have rust on the harness plug area that's to the left of the tow hitch? It's really annoying and looks bad like that. Ughhh I hate rust. I'll post pic up tomorrow.
     
  2. Mar 21, 2011 at 3:43 AM
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    romafern

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    Machine gun mount. Would love to blow the shit out of it since it has nothing but issues. QA at Toyota USA is shit. Start making them in Japan for Christ's Sake!
    I was stationed in Germany for the past 3 years. Got my 2007 Taco while there. Within a year and after the first winter there, I had more rust that I could imagine. Very common now with these trucks.

    Tacoma, WA has some similarities to Germany when it comes to the weather.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2011 at 1:39 AM
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    808TRDTaco10

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    Yeah, mine had rust there too when I got it brand new from the dealer. They agreed to touch that up though.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    TRDsport253

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    Paint it or leave it alone? There's some on the hitch too
     
  5. Mar 22, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    anethema

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    Paint it, why not. Wire brush it until the rust is gone then throw some paint on there.
     
  6. Mar 22, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    just as bad as buffalo with all the snow and salt.

    and we are suppose to get 2-5 inches tomarrow, when will it end
     
  7. Mar 22, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    perfect time to relocate it......
     
  8. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:42 PM
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    romafern

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    Machine gun mount. Would love to blow the shit out of it since it has nothing but issues. QA at Toyota USA is shit. Start making them in Japan for Christ's Sake!
    Yours looks like they miss some spots at the factory. Paint it electric yellow:D
     
  9. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:45 PM
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    jdmdcfan

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    Sand it/wire brush and some rustolium paint.
     
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