1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Rustprooofing/undercoating the chassis - Worth it?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by blacksheep515, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Jul 2, 2012 at 9:50 AM
    #1
    blacksheep515

    blacksheep515 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Member:
    #81522
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    OK, I purchased my 2009 CPO Tacoma TRD off-road double cab last friday. The finance guy tried to sell me on undercoating and I passed.

    I was looking under the truck this weekend and it has a lot of surface rust. I live in Iowa and we have crappy winters with brine etc. I do worry it will rust out and bolts etc will seize etc.

    Has anyone undercoated their car? Is it worth it? What did it run you?

    I know this place called Zeibart does it locally. Any suggestions or advice on this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jul 2, 2012 at 10:58 AM
    #2
    Peru

    Peru Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2009
    Member:
    #20837
    Messages:
    312
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonathan
    Redmond WA
    Vehicle:
    SR5 -- V6 -- 2005 -- 4X4
    none
    IMO -- anything sold as an add-on at time of purchase is part of what the dealership would clasify as a profit center for the dealership.

    Having said that if you do go ahaid with it be sure they do a thourogh job. Ive seen jobs that completly cover needed areas and others that are just haphazarly sprayed on.
     
  3. Jul 2, 2012 at 11:08 AM
    #3
    D4D Hilux Dude

    D4D Hilux Dude Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Member:
    #62271
    Messages:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Darren
    Washington, DC
    Vehicle:
    2011 4x4 Double Cab TRD Offroad
    TRD Supercharger TRD Catback Exhaust Ziebart Rust Proofing Additional Bed Ties
    I have had the ziebart rust proof on two previous cars and on my current truck. I have had no issues with the rust proof itself.

    I used to drive my previous truck on the beach and never had any signs of rust damage to it.

    The only problem I have with ziebart (the last one I've been to) is that they scratched the hell out my truck and they got the rust proofing inside the truck and body panels higher up.

    I hope this helps...
     
  4. Jul 2, 2012 at 11:38 AM
    #4
    blacksheep515

    blacksheep515 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Member:
    #81522
    Messages:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    Hmm, that is good to know. What I am worried about as well. I don't want it on my paint etc.

    I would be livid if they scratched my truck up, its used but still - WTF!
     
  5. Jul 2, 2012 at 11:50 AM
    #5
    Syncros

    Syncros Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Member:
    #53500
    Messages:
    1,006
    Gender:
    Male
    On a brand new truck I might apply use a corrosion guard/fluid film type product. But its a battle I won't win unless I have a dry/warm place to park at night and never take it offroad, never take it out on a winter day. In that case I would just buy a car, I bought it to use it!
     
  6. Jul 2, 2012 at 11:51 AM
    #6
    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Member:
    #12478
    Messages:
    16,668
    Gender:
    Male
    SGV, CA
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Offroad
    i was gonna take a weekend and prep and spray some generic rubberized undercoating under my truck
     

Products Discussed in

To Top