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Painting the frame???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by blackwatertaco, May 18, 2010.

  1. May 18, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    blackwatertaco

    blackwatertaco [OP] If you ain't stuck, You ain't tryin hard enough.

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    Well today I was under my truck greasin my U joints, Well it came to my attn. that my frame has some rusty spots, Not real bad tho. It's just a lil surface rust. My LCA's have it the worst.

    So my question is, Have any of ya'll painted your frame with like a rattle can?? Will it work? Or am I just pissing in the wind.:rolleyes:
     
  2. May 18, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    I've hit a few spots with flat black rustoleum and it's done the trick for the last couple months. That was only light surface rust though. There are plenty of threads on here about it but I'd just sand off the rust and put some rustoleum type paint on it or if you want to go all out use POR 15.
     
  3. May 18, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    MXRACR39X

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    I did the same thing with the Rustoleum. A little touch up sanding on the rust spots and a couple coats to protect the Yota from these salt infested Utah winters.
     
  4. May 19, 2010 at 12:36 AM
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    I just done the same, I bought a wire wheel from Harbor Frieght, 4.00 hooked it to my drill, and took it down to metal in those areas, and sprayed as much as the frame as possible. I just used Rustoleum I didnt think it was bad enough for POR.
     
  5. May 28, 2010 at 11:10 PM
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    Here's a link to a company I've used before. Depending on how bad the rust is, how in-depth of a job you want to do, etc., you'll find what you need here: www.eastwood.com. Of course, everything that all the others have said, also work.
     
  6. May 28, 2010 at 11:26 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Yeah...has been talked about much already, and everything up above is very good advice.

    If I see rust no matter if It's surface or other, I like to sand it down all the way to the metal. And use a sanding disc, usually use my Dremel tool.
    Then clean the surface with Rubbing alcohol or windex is fine too. And wipe off remaining residue with a clean cloth.
    I use Rustoleum chassis paint and spray one coat and wait 15 min., then after 15 min I spray again doing another coat. This will allow a very good paint bond and will last a long time.
     
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