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Pop-N-Lock Woes fixed.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Scooter, May 4, 2012.

  1. May 4, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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    Scooter

    Scooter [OP] Canadian Member

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    Pop n Lock Power Tailgate Lock, Bak Flip Tonneau Cover, Factory DLR installed, Defrost with A/C Off, EZ Down Tailgate Damper, Code Alarm Security System with Remote Starter, Rear Spring TSB, Ming rust proofing & paint treatment, 3M fabric protector, Cargo Mat, Scanguage II, DYI Illuminated 4X4 Switch, Versa-Gate box extender & cargo divider, Toyota Roof Rails, Grom USB Audio adapter with bluetooth, LED Bed lights, OEM Backup Camera with LCD Display Mirror
    I bought a Pop-N-Lock soon after purchasing my Tacoma, so it's 4 years old. Last year, the lock ceased on me, so I could not unlock the tail gate. After spraying nearly a can of WD-40 into it, and letting it soak for a few days, it finally loosened enough to unlock. I took the lock apart, and cleaned it, and it's working again.

    So, this winter, I noticed the paint started to bubble, and peel. Here's a picture of the piece of junk.

    IMG00229-20120502-1900[1].jpg

    I scraped off the rest of the paint, and painted it with flat black paint. Here's what it looks like after 3 coats of paint.

    IMG00232-20120502-2112[1].jpg

    Here's a picture of it re-installed on the tailgate.

    IMG00234-20120503-2142[1].jpg

    I'm not sure how long my paint job will last, since I didn't use any primer, and I'm not sure how well paint sticks to aluminum. It looks good for now. I'm not at all impressed with the quality of the Pop-N-Lock. A co-worker of mine bought one for his Silverado and he had the same problems with the lock also ceasing, and paint peeling.
     
  2. May 4, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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    yellowrubiu

    yellowrubiu Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it is time for a name change ^^^^
     
  3. May 4, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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    Scooter

    Scooter [OP] Canadian Member

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    08 Double Cab TRD Sport Short Box
    Pop n Lock Power Tailgate Lock, Bak Flip Tonneau Cover, Factory DLR installed, Defrost with A/C Off, EZ Down Tailgate Damper, Code Alarm Security System with Remote Starter, Rear Spring TSB, Ming rust proofing & paint treatment, 3M fabric protector, Cargo Mat, Scanguage II, DYI Illuminated 4X4 Switch, Versa-Gate box extender & cargo divider, Toyota Roof Rails, Grom USB Audio adapter with bluetooth, LED Bed lights, OEM Backup Camera with LCD Display Mirror
    :rofl:Poop-N-Lock is a more accurate description!:rofl:
     
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