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Relocated Trailer Connector. Have Q now.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FL4x4Taco, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. Jul 25, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    FL4x4Taco

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    Ok, I relocated the low hanging 7 pin round wire hook up to the bumper, left of the license plate. I reused the factory items, just trimed the plastic surround. Ok, How did yo guys paint/treat the cut areas? It's going to rust... b/c the bumper looks to be chrome plated steel. Not sure how/what I should use. I've sanded it all down to remove burs and such. Fits great, jut worried about the bumper begining to rust there.

    My first/best idea is to tape off the areas, use 3 coast of the HD rust o leum spray paint. Say black b/c I have it. On the back of the bumper just paint that area, overspray won't kill. Sound like a good idea?
     
  2. Jul 25, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    TRDKenE

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    just take and treat the cut edges with some paint...should be o.k.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    MotoTacoma

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    you may be better off painting the edges w/ a brush.. maybe thicker coat, more precise, no operspray.. but i dont work in a body shop, just a thought.. good work tho!
     
  4. Jul 25, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    FL4x4Taco

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    good point. may spray the paint into a container and use a small brush and brush it on... I'm letting it dry today b/c I hosed the whole area off from the metal shaving and such. so the earliest I'd do it is tomorrow. So i want to come up the game plan today.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    dozer711

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    You could try some undercoating spray. Spray it into a cup or something and use a small brush to put it on.
     
  6. Jul 25, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    Put a bead of silicone around the hole and then push the plug in??
     
  7. Jul 25, 2009 at 4:34 PM
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    FL4x4Taco

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    The hole is about 1/8" larger than the assembly. and the bumper surface is not per say "flat". I think the only option is mask the area off and spray it.
     
  8. Jul 25, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    Thats what I did...so far so good. :cool:
     
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