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Seat mounting paint question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dave, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Jan 20, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    I know this is a odd question but here goes: Does anyone know if the seat mounting rails on a 08 Tacoma are painted in any special way.

    Are they just primed and sprayed or are they powder coated or electrostaticly (sp) painted.

    I am in the middle of an issue with the dealer as they are rusting where they bolt to the floor.
     
  2. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    yikes, how would it of got that wet in there? Was the truck new, used? Flooded?
     
  3. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    Was new but the factory didn't seal the back of the cab properly and rain got in. They had it for like a month drying it out and waiting for new carpets, this was over a year ago.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    so it was semi flooded...I would say that the dealership owes you some new rails, or to repaint them back to factory specs.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2010 at 12:57 PM
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    Agreed.
     
  6. Jan 20, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    Well that is the argument, well not really an argument.

    They touched up one, very poor job so I contacted Toyota.

    But my concern is that they aren't painted in a normal manner but something "special" is done to them so they are not worn down by your heel hitting them.
     
  7. Jan 20, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    Where the cab is put together, behind the rear seats.
     
  8. Jan 20, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    This is a extended cab NOT a double.

    A human or a robot is supposed to lay a bead of sealant of some type, either they ran out of forgot or whatever.
     
  9. Jan 20, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    The rails are usually e-coated, but only for appearance sake ( most seat parts hidden are bare & rusty)
     
  10. Jan 20, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    I thought so but I want to be sure before I go back to the dealer.
     
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