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Should I use Rustoleum to prevent my roof from getting worse?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bloggerstomper, Jan 31, 2020.

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Rustoleum or cryoleum

  1. Rustoleum

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  2. Don't fucking touch it and sell your tears to get money

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  1. Jan 31, 2020 at 11:10 AM
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    bloggerstomper

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    I bought my dear Taco merely three weeks ago and it came with this beautiful roof and hood.


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    The previous owner stated that he babied the truck (but hadn´t engaged the 4wd in about 7 months) and I sincerely doubt it, but here we are. The truck has no mechanical problems, but this eye sore is killing me.

    I currently have no money to pay for a 4-panel paint job, and I was just thinking about using some Rustoleum to paint over it and preventing it to get any worse.
    What do you guys think? Should I just leave it as is until I can afford to paint it or what can I do?

    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Jan 31, 2020 at 11:31 AM
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    IL Capo

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    My 0.02 cent....
    Don't leave it...it will become worse and more difficult repairs will be required moving forward. You probable already know this...I would want to make sure whatever you use that it will be compatible with anything you do when you restore it to it original glory!
    With that being said, you have picked up a automotive paint so it should be OK to use....
    Good Luck and keep us posted....
     
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  3. Jan 31, 2020 at 11:35 AM
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    EdgemanVA

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    Would a "rust converter" be a better option?
     
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  4. Jan 31, 2020 at 11:40 AM
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    IL Capo

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    Can I offer a suggestion....
    I know often High Schools offer autobody mechanics in school and often they will do small jobs like this at a huge cost savings. Why don't you call your local High School to see if they are interested and if so how much....
     
  5. Jan 31, 2020 at 11:44 AM
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    Never a fan of products that substitute for the real thing...re. bodywork. This will be better than nothing...but will only provide minimum protection until you can have bodywork (glaze) paint and topcoat applied...
     
  6. Jan 31, 2020 at 11:45 AM
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    TuRDLYFE

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    That roof needs to be repainted. If you don't do something to seal out the moisture, that oxidation will get ugly fast. If your goal is just an interim solution, sand it and rattle can it. If you want something permanent, that will likely run you $500-$600 for a respray.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2020 at 11:47 AM
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    Itchyfeet

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    If it was my truck. I rather rattle can it myself that let high schoolers dick around with it.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2020 at 11:47 AM
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    that's what I was think would this stuff making it any better. vinyl wrap for time being?
     
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  9. Jan 31, 2020 at 11:49 AM
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    I'd use dupli-color before rustoleum. I believe the Toyota black sand pearl color code is BTY1622. Make sure to do proper prep and clear coat it when done.
     
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  10. Jan 31, 2020 at 11:49 AM
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    Fulton246

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    Either wrap it with vinyl or spray it with 4-5 coats of plasti-dip while you save up the money to have it professional painted. Both are easily removable.
     
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    Remove that surface rust then give it a few coats of rattle can paint then 8 coats of plastidip to seal the roof from future moisture until you can do a body shop repaint.
     
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  12. Jan 31, 2020 at 11:52 AM
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    Like the other guys said, sand it and at least prime it to seal the moisture out.
     
  13. Jan 31, 2020 at 11:53 AM
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    I will look into it a bit more, and definitely call my local High School and see if they can replicate "Black Sand Pearl"

    Thank you!

    I think that's what it is..? It says rust reformer, so maybe it just gives the rust a stern talking to!
     
  14. Jan 31, 2020 at 11:57 AM
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    You need to sand it, prime, then paint
     
  15. Jan 31, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    Thank you! That quote is a little bit low or socal. I got quoted 3k, 2k and 1,5k. For wrapping I did get a 600$ quote.

    I think the consensus is to sand it and cover it until I can have it professionally painted. I will definitely keep you posted!
    Thank you all!
     
  16. Jan 31, 2020 at 12:54 PM
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    DO NOT USE RUSTOLEUM ON IT! The thing about rustoleum....is that rustoleum likes rustoleum and hates everything else. If you paint it with rustoleum, you're going to have to completely strip it if you end up wanting to repaint it in the future. Rustoleum will reject other paints (bubble, fisheye, flake etc). If you're going to rattle can it, use duplicolor or go to an automotive paint store and have them mix you the correct paint code in a rattle can. Sand, Seal, Prime, Paint, Clear.
     
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  17. Jan 31, 2020 at 12:57 PM
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    You should also try to refinish your headlights. With lenses faded like that, you're gonna have shit output.
     
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  18. Jan 31, 2020 at 12:59 PM
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  19. Jan 31, 2020 at 1:38 PM
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    Oh I did do that. It's one of the first things I did!
     
  20. Jan 31, 2020 at 1:39 PM
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    Good to know! Thank you!
    Now I just need to investigate on how to sand the top and how to get black sand pearl on a can!
     
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