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Protecting the Bilsteins

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by brentox, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Sep 10, 2018 at 7:23 AM
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    brentox

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    Recently purchased a set of 5160s for the rear. I've seen some of these that start to look a little rough after some use. Now I'm all in for looks don't matter (much) but was thinking about either doing a clear vinyl wrap (x2 layers) or clear shrink tube over the main body and the remote reservoir. Has anyone else done this or witnessed it?
    thanks!
     
  2. Sep 10, 2018 at 7:34 AM
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    Benzdriver81

    Benzdriver81 Making it fool-proof will just make a better fool

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    I guess you could spray them with a few coats of plasti-dip. :notsure:
     
  3. Sep 10, 2018 at 7:38 AM
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    If its available in clear that might be a good option.
     
  4. Sep 10, 2018 at 7:57 AM
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    Benzdriver81

    Benzdriver81 Making it fool-proof will just make a better fool

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    I married my tacoma likes this.
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  6. Sep 10, 2018 at 10:09 AM
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    Maybe try Fluid Film?
     
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  8. Sep 10, 2018 at 11:23 AM
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    ZYBORG

    ZYBORG Let's roll...

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    Looking a little rough how?
     
  9. Sep 10, 2018 at 11:43 AM
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    the raw aluminum gets a blackish tint or white oxidation on some around here. i assume from the salt/brine they spray on the roads in winter. Ones in the pic are not too bad but its worse in "salt states"
     
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