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Rust Proofing the Frame

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by dysfunctnlretard, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Oct 2, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    After recently getting my truck and falling deeply in love with it, I want to protect it for as long as possible. Ive heard of people having issues with a rusting frame and was wondering if you guys think I should do the same?

    Some background info: I live in SoCal so theres no salt on the roads. I hit the trails about once a month.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    You should be fine with just an occasional "spot check". Every oil change, give the frame a good once over to indetify any spots that are rusting. Address those spots accordingly. Then after a year of doing this, see if you have spots that you have had to address repeatedly. If so, then I would think about doing the entire frame.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2009 at 12:33 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    sounds like a great solution, thanks!
     
  4. Oct 2, 2009 at 12:34 PM
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