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Rear window rubber deteriorating

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by craigd, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Aug 31, 2011 at 6:41 AM
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    craigd

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    Hello all,

    I'm new to the site and really enjoy what I've seen so far. I searched for this topic and couldn't find it so I apologize if there's already a thread about it.

    Anyway, I just purchased a 2009 double cab Tacoma and the rubber around the back glass looks like it 15 years old. It's spotty and looks as though it's deteriorating. I noticed it on many of the other Tacoma's I looked at during the buying process too. Anybody else see this trend? Anybody have any tips to restore it?

    Thanks in advance.

    I look forward to participating in the forums in the future.

    Craig
     
  2. Aug 31, 2011 at 6:47 AM
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    I have the same issue with all the spots. Sorry can't give you an answer but I'm interested what others have done as well.
     
  3. Aug 31, 2011 at 6:49 AM
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    It does that on all Toyota's. My mom's corolla is the same way. I see other Toyota's like that. Maybe cheaper rubber, but it hasn't affected the leak protection yet.

    You can rattle can it if you are real concerned.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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    Mine is the same way. Mothers Back To Black does a pretty good job of making it look almost new.
     
  6. Aug 31, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    Thanks guys...
     
  7. Aug 31, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    Aerospace 203 is suposed to be good too. I use it on my toneau, interior and esteri plastic and weather strips.
     
  8. Mar 21, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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    I know this an old thread but just wanted to let everyone know that the only way to fully get rid of the spots/mold is to replace the molding on the rear window and if you are under 36,000 miles or 3 years they will cover it under warranty. Apparently though to replace the molding a whole new rear window had to be ordered and Toyota paid every bit of it. Very impressed with them in dealing with this matter. In fact they not only changed out the rear molding and window but also replaced all the molding for the other 4 widows on my double cab. FYI for anyone interested.
     
  9. Sep 27, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    How much did that cost you? My rubber has it bad and i was thinking of putting in a power window anyways :)
     
  10. Sep 28, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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    Well if you are under 36,000 then it should be free..... It was for me. Other wise If you are trying to pay for it out of pocket then you are looking at like 400 for the 4 windows and probably another 600-800 for the rear. So not really worth unless Toyota is gonna foot the bill
     
  11. Sep 28, 2012 at 6:31 AM
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    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5729299
    I forgot about this thread. I redid my molding a couple Saturdays ago.
    Used 3M superfine foam scuff pads and grey scotchbrite to clean to mold off and scuff the trim. You're gonna want to use wax and grease remover first though. The mold pretty much sands off. I used Winzer high solids trim paint to refinish. SEM trim black would work good too. I probably wouldn't use duplicolor, it's too thin and doesn't last in the weather as good.
     
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