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rust on door sills.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bobwilson1977, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Oct 22, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    bobwilson1977

    bobwilson1977 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Today I spent a good 2-3 hours using some buffing compound and rubbing down the 14 year old paint on my 96' taco. I then followed up with some wax. Moving inward, I decided to wax the door sills. I noticed that the edges of the driver side door in places was bubbled up with rust. I cleaned those areas, sanded the rust off and put on 3-4 coats of heavy sealant and paint on the affected areas. Seems weird that it would rust in these areas. Anyone had rust issues like this?
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  2. Oct 22, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    trailinTaco

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    on my passenger door sill most of the paint is flaking off but im getting it painted. im sure if i left mine alone it would rust.
     
  3. Oct 22, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    It may make some sense. It seems you did a very good job cleaning it up. anyway, water can get into the doors very easily through the window gap. this would then settle atthe lowest point and eventually, even if well sealed cause the door to rust from the inside. Of course, I could be very wrong.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2009 at 4:27 PM
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    you know, if that were a dodge, gmc or especially a ford the doors would be TOTALLY rusted out by now. i know from 1st hand expierence.
     
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