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Rust Buckets??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mich3210, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Oct 26, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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    mich3210

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    As some of you may know I'm looking at getting a new Tacoma. I've read (and searched) lots about the frames and undersides rusting fairly quickly. Since I live in the Northeast and NY puts lots of salt on the roads, would undercoating it ASAP help eliminate the rust issues. I don't want to by a new truck just to have it rust like crazy over the course of a few years. My current DD is an 06 Mazda3 that I bought new. I had it undercoated a few days after I got it. The only things that have rusted (surface rust only) are parts that they can't undercoat like LCA and some of the suspension parts.

    I don't want to buy a truck that yearly or bi-yearly I need to wire brush, prime and paint.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 26, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    You could also paint the frame with quality rust preventative paint. That will make it last.
     
  3. Oct 26, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    True, but I don't have the time to do that quickly. I'd want to do something within days of getting the vehicle because the sooner the better.
     
  4. Oct 26, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    Thoughts?
     
  5. Oct 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    Not sure what that's supposed to mean... I'm not saying that other vehicles don't rust or have their own issues. I just want to know if there are problems that I need to know about before I drop $30k on a truck. I've read about some issues but want to know if its a minority or the majority.

    Sorry for trying to be an informed consumer....
     
  6. Oct 26, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    I spray the underside of my vehicles with corrosion block 2-3 times a year. I spray everything but the exhaust. I also spray the engine compartment down too. Been doing this for a while and never have had rust issues. I also take the cowling off my outboard and spray the block and electronics down after each use. The stuff really works well.
     
  7. Oct 26, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    Thanks Red. I'll check that stuff out, never heard of it so I'll do a little research.
     
  8. Oct 26, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    get it rustproofed as soon as possible.
    Mine's an 06 & it ain't pretty under there.
     
  9. Oct 26, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    There is another product called Boeshield T-9. It was developed by Boeing. It claims to leave a thicker film to protect against rust. I have never used it but have been wondering how it compares to corrosion block.
     
  10. Oct 26, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    Would you suggest having the dealer do this or take it to an aftermarket place such as Ziebarts?
     
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    Hard to believe but there are not many places that rustproof in Vermont anymore :notsure: which I do not get since they salt & use a brine treatment on the roads very liberally. :eek:
    we do not have any ziebarts only Waxoyl or hot oil treatments by local garages. My dealer didn't even offer it.
    My friend used a bar chain/wax blend on mine a couple of summers ago but it really now needs some POR15.
    Maybe some others have used either of those you mentioned. If I could do it all over again, it would have been done before delivery & touched up every season.
     
  12. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    My thoughts exactly. Thanks for you help!
     
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