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Rust behind wheel? Help me remedy Plz

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PreRunner, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Apr 1, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    PreRunner

    PreRunner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2010 Tacoma, removed OEM wheels, replaced with aftermarket. Rust can be seen behind rear wheels, where OEM wheels bolted up. I don't know what this area is called, a drum brake cover maybe? Having rear suspension work done soon, figured id ask them to remove rust and spray it with something flat black?

    What do you guys think :confused:
     
  2. Apr 1, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    PreRunner

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    here is what I'm talking about ...

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  3. Apr 1, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    It's just your rear drum.
     
  4. Apr 1, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    Yup-It's the rear brake drum- Clean it down and paint it however you'd like (colored or black or whatever)
     
  5. Apr 1, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    The drums will look way better with black paint... did mine that way and probably the easiest, most effective dress-up work I've ever done.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    Won't matter what you paint it, it will rust through the paint fast.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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  8. Apr 1, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    StZu

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    paint it rust colored
     
  9. Apr 1, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    skistoy

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    make sure the parking brake is off, use the two screw method
    ( tightening each screw a couple turns to wiggle the drum off the pads , sorry i dont know the thread size ).

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    as you can see this is how mine looked on my 09.
    Once the drum is off, sand it , clean it, paint it.
    May-be a little primer and a good metal paint.
    They will look good and stop most of the rust.
    I have seen up north here where the drum and aliumun rims will rust together if left unchecked, and having the pound the rim off.
     
  10. Apr 1, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    Not if you clean and prep it right. If you spray over the rust you are screwed- but if you do the front work...you'll be fine. (Like I painted mine almost two years ago and they are dirty-but unrusted.

    Horrible idea...Mainly because the folks who have tried it have had little to no success with the "upgraded" brakes.
     
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    It's a Toyota, if you remove the rust, it will no longer be a Toyota.....
     
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  14. Apr 6, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    Guys, picked up some black caliper/drum paint from pep boys for 8 bux. Since this is a "normal" issue, there has got to be lots of people with this rust. I have a 2010 and it bothered me. It may not bother you. In any event, here is what she looks like now;

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  15. Apr 6, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    I thought those were the front brakes (rotors) at first, and was like "oh no, he spraypainted the rotors!!!"
    :facepalm:
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  16. Apr 6, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    Just did my drums this past weekend. Very easy and fun to do
     
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