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removing rust

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by L_Jackson, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Apr 22, 2008 at 7:56 PM
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    L_Jackson

    L_Jackson [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey guys,
    i bought cheap lights for my bull bar and roll bar.... if they are stainless they shouldn't rust.... not sure if they are chrome, i don't know.... but they are all rusting a little, but one is BAD.... covered in rust... looks like a brown light instead of a chrome one....

    anyone know the best way to remove it???

    THANKS!
     
  2. Apr 22, 2008 at 7:58 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    i have a bull bar with Hq lights and they are rusting top of the lights right where they almost touch the bull bar, i havent fixed it yet but my suggestion is to just buy a new set of lights. also what kind of light rack do you have that goes in the back? i want one of those
     
  3. Apr 22, 2008 at 8:16 PM
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    getting there....
    you may need to sand down the housings a bit....spray with chrome paint, then do a few coats of clear coat. it should be ok then. just a thought.
     
  4. Apr 22, 2008 at 9:01 PM
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    L_Jackson

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    tacoman....
    i thought about that, but it sounded too much like work :cool:
     
  5. Apr 23, 2008 at 3:49 AM
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    getting there....
    yeah....i hear that:D.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2008 at 2:01 PM
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    On stainless steel, SOS pads work OK. You may want to try it on a small, inconspicuous spot to be sure it won't do more damage than good but I've used them before (especially on a tailpipe extender).
     
  7. Apr 23, 2008 at 2:02 PM
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    I wanna see some pics of that Roll Bar. Is it functional or just for looks?
     
  8. Apr 23, 2008 at 3:27 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    I had the same problem on another truck, unfortunately the cheap coating of "chrome" won't stand up to really any environment. The only option would be finding some really good lights and bar, or have the existing "dipped" i.e re-chromed, but the cost would be more than what you spent on them.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2008 at 4:16 PM
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    L_Jackson

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    Da Hui,

    look at my pics in my gallery and there a quite a few pics of the bar....

    it's only real function is for looks and to mount my lights....
     
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