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Rust on 2013 Rear Bumper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Franchise, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Dec 2, 2018 at 8:19 AM
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    Franchise

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    How would you guys take care of this? I dont think this would be covered by any of the warranty. Im guessing I should take of this sooner rather than later.

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  2. Dec 2, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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    Newfiebruh

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    Its not easy to blend in that small area but the bulb pops out behind the light and a screwdriver will take off the housing then sand and paint.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2018 at 1:56 AM
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    You must be in the rust belt.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2018 at 5:25 AM
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    Sooner was a long time ago. This is later.

    I would be looking into a steel bumper to replace or a used super white replacement.

    The fix is removing the bumper and all the plastic portions and wet sanding the bumper evenly to bare steel to ensure all the rust is gone. Do rust treatment then reprime and repaint.

    I’m willing to bet you’ve got moisture sitting up behind that light and when you actually disassemble the bumper you’ll find that rust spot is like an iceburg. You’re only seeing about 10% of the actual rust.
    Its rusting from the inside out.
     
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