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Rust prevention.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by OhioTaco, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Nov 20, 2008 at 5:32 PM
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    OhioTaco

    OhioTaco [OP] Let it snow!

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    I live in the rust belt of Ohio, and I think we may get more salt thin snow. So my Tacoma gets its fare shear of the white stuff.

    I am looking for an investment on my Tacoma to prevent the “R” word. I have read some treads about Ziebart undercoating, sound like some good stuff. I am also thinking about getting “CounterActCorrosion Protection” http://www.counteractrust.com/. Has anyone used this product? HELP ME!!!

    “I like salt on my Margaritas not my Taco’s”
     
  2. Nov 20, 2008 at 6:04 PM
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    hillbillytaco

    hillbillytaco HOT!!

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    i'm not an expert and somebody correct me if i'm wrong but Toyota may of taken care of this. I think the reason the older tacos rusted out was due to poor metal. That's what the guy told me at my local dealer when they bought back my 98 due to frame perforation and it had Ziebart done also so either it's not what it's worth or the metal was really that bad.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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    TengoTaco

    TengoTaco Wish i was wheelin

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    True they did fix the bad metal in the frames but the undercarriage can still rust. I have never used a product specifically designed to counter rust but i have sanded rust then used rustoleum flat black spray paint. You may want to consider this because it is cheaper.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2008 at 9:30 PM
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    Gene563

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    I was considering undercoating, however, I was told that it can actually do more harm if not properly maintained. Supposedly it can actually hold water under the surface if it got in through a scratch in the coating.
    I plan to powerwash the frame and underbody after the winter season and touch up the paint as needed.
    We get the salt treatment here in Jersey as well.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2008 at 10:53 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    I bought the counter act rust gizmo. Haven't installed it yet cause I have under carriage spray and I still have to get under there to scrape some of it off so it can have a direct contact to the metal.
     
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