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Rust on Roof... oh crap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by StormTrooper, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Jul 17, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    StormTrooper

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    I noticed this awhile ago, should i be concerned? This is the roof of my 08 Tacoma, there are only a few specks of rust. Should i contact toyota? I bought it May 09 Used.

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  2. Jul 17, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    Rust is one of those thing that the sooner you deal with it , the better
     
  3. Jul 17, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    Im guessing they will have to sand/re-paint the roof
     
  4. Jul 17, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    They can probably fix that spot without repainting the whole roof
     
  5. Jul 17, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    Hope they pay for it lol, if not oh well.. gotta fix it
     
  6. Jul 17, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    Good luck dude
     
  7. Jul 17, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    Toyota should do it for free if you have to pay just tell them to fuck off and just do it
     
  8. Jul 18, 2011 at 6:23 AM
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    Are you able to tell if those are the result of a chip or just coming through the paint? This may determine if Toyota covers it...
     
  9. Jul 18, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    So I may be wrong, but I see three stone chips that have some surface rust on them where he paint was chipped off....it is called touch up paint.
     
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    I've seen things like this before, especially on white paint. If the paint isn't chipped I would start out with a good claybar and clay the paint down. Commonly what happens is brake dust/rail dust etc. settles on the paint and then with moisture begins to oxidize like you are seeing. I've seen this on my 2008 VW a couple of times. A little claybar and it comes right off. The oxidation is actually sitting on top of the clearcoat. Afterwards follow up with a good fine polish/ sealant/ wax.
     
  11. Jul 18, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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    Rail rust? Looks kinda similar to it, at least.

    it it is then compounding might take it out...
     
  12. Jul 18, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    ^^^ Try a cleaner wax on it with a little elbow grease and it should come off. I found that stuff on my running boards and freaked out at the dealer and later I found out it wasnt rust it just comes off. For me it was a product of living in the snow belt and was oxidation that happended with the materials used to treat the roads. But it is on the surface of the paint.
     
  13. Jul 18, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    I have the same thing, it is inevitable. It will keep happening unless you put some clear bra film up there or something similar. I'm thinking that I'll Line X it.:cool:
     
  14. Jul 19, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    thanks guys, my main concern is i dont want the rusting to progress, i will try sanding and painting the spot.
     
  15. Jul 19, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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