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Those damn rusty bed bolts...no more!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by XD40SC, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Feb 6, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    XD40SC

    XD40SC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So since I bought this truck in November of last year these pesky bed bolts have been bothering me. Its a 2010...I don't want rust! The whole bed is black and those damn rusty covered bolts just stuck out too much. Took them to the dealership to see if I could get them replaced but it was just “surface rust”. Keep in mind I plan on putting a bed mat in but I didn’t want to just mask a problem.

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    So for a little under 15 bucks, 2 hours of time and a few beers this was all done a few hours before Super Bowl kick-off.

    Needed:
    -Masking tape
    -wire brush
    -wax paper
    -3M Coarse sponge for metal
    -Black High Performance rust-oleum
    -Clear rust-oleum

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    First step- take that 3M coarse sponge and go to town on the bolts. I switched back and forth from the wire brush but saw better results with the 3M.

    Before:
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    After:
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    I was impressed with how easy that was....so I paused and had a cold one.

    Second step- tape up 6 bolts and enjoy another cold one. Tear up some wax paper to put around the tape for added protection. (You can actually slide the tape under the bolt). I didn't have any of the blue tape one would normally use for painting so I just grabed masking tape. Keep in mind I am putting a bed mat in so the little paint that got through the tape doesn't bother me.

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    Second step- blast them with black rust-oleum….and drink another cold one. I went back over them with 3 coats.

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    Third step- blast them with clear rust-oleum and wait for them to dry


    Fourth step- peel off tape and wax paper and step back and enjoy this cheap fix....while cosuming another cold one.

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  2. Feb 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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    RV7Garage

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    Man, you just needed an excuse to drink beer. Lolz
     
  3. Feb 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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    AzogSS

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    I like your style. We need to take them out and put some d rings in for you. I added 4 in mine. I'll be back before cinco de mayo so I'll have to supervise with said cold beverages!
     
  4. Feb 6, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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    Pugga

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    I threw a bed mat over mine and haven't seen them in 4 years :D
     
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  5. Feb 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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    XD40SC

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    Nah...ok maybe
     
  6. Feb 6, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    Done!! Stay safe out there bro
     
  7. Feb 15, 2018 at 12:56 PM
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    msnk2u2

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    Well XD40SC, this was a killer thread and since I live in the wonderful land of Florida, this had to be done on my truck. Followed your directions to a "T" minus the beer part. I cant explain drinking at 11am and yea yea, I know, its 5 o'clock somewhere. But here are my results...thanks so much!!

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  8. Feb 15, 2018 at 5:35 PM
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    Get that bed mat! You won't regret it! The cheapskate in me cringed at spending almost $100 on a rubber mat, but it looks so nice and makes the bed so much more usable.
     
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  9. Feb 15, 2018 at 7:09 PM
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    taco2010trd

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    Did that but paint won't hold up long if you put much in the bed.
     
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  10. Feb 15, 2018 at 7:21 PM
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    A bed mat is a must if you're gonna have a pooch in the back
     
  11. Feb 15, 2018 at 7:24 PM
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    theredofshaw

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    looks good....

    but please change your font, that was hard enough to read while sober ;)
     
  12. Feb 15, 2018 at 8:49 PM
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    crx7

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    I did this when I put in D-rings. When each bolt came out it went to the vise and got wire wheeled, then painted, and I painted and then put anti-seize on the entire bolt.
     

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