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Toyota rust problems???

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by KrauseWillHunt, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Oct 10, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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    KrauseWillHunt

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    I was on Facebook earlier when I saw a post about this kid put saying Toyota trucks are sh*t. Needless to say I defended these rugged little pick ups. He said he only hated them because he read, on the Internet of course, that they had bad rust problems. For me, even if its true, that problem seem very minor considering just how darn durable they are. We've hade one in the past and just recently got a new one. Is rust really THAT big of a problem with them? And if so surely they fixed it right?
     
  2. Oct 10, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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    xtyfighterx

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    The undercarriage does rust easily also I think another member had the bottom of his seat rust a few weeks after buying a brand new truck
     
  3. Oct 10, 2013 at 11:57 PM
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    Justus

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    True about rust.

    The rest falls under erryone having the right to an opinion
     
  4. Oct 11, 2013 at 12:01 AM
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    But it is minor and fixable
     
  5. Oct 11, 2013 at 8:22 AM
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    KrauseWillHunt

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    Thank god for warrantees, huh?
     
  6. Oct 11, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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    Yeah, it pisses me off when people give Taco owners shit about Toyotas not being made in America either... about half of them are built here.. Plus, with the rust, you can have a welder, weld on a huge piece of steel, and the problems fixed! :) lol
     
  7. Oct 11, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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    thank god for plasti dip
     
  8. Oct 11, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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    Rust depends on where you live more than any one make having a bigger problem than another. Rust is equal opportunity destructor. That being said, not having a boxed frame is less than impressive.
     
  9. Oct 11, 2013 at 11:25 AM
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    A little rust is normal. Here's some pics of my 2011 that has 30k miles on it and undercarriage eval summary by a mechanic:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Shin00bi/Clipboard12_zps5cfc801e.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Shin00bi/Clipboard10_zps2b4c9051.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v65/Shin00bi/Clipboard09_zps7c1d0f61.jpg

    I plan to scrub it up nice and clean and then use some high-heat auto/engine paint to protect it further, but that is probably not necessary. Although, as the new owner, I will be on decidedly less-friendly road and conditions with it.
     
  10. Oct 12, 2013 at 8:29 AM
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    Up here in North country of New England, all the trucks rust away, all makes, no exceptions ! I recently finished applying "FLUID FILM" and have done the inside if the doors, rockers, engine compartment, inside tailgate, the frame and everything underneath. Look it up, you can even buy it on Amazon including the application gun and besides the gallon size they have spray cans for small hard to reach areas. Now I just found out our local NAPA store is selling it and local shops are starting to apply it ! This was developed for heavy industrial and military applications and the heavy equipment and big truck markets have used it for quite some time. Depending on what environment your truck is in you can re-spray it yearly or every couple of years. Worth a try, better than doing nothing !
     
  11. Oct 13, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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    Thanks for the tip. I may just go that route, rather than paint. Is it high-heat tolerant, or would you still want to use engine-paint where appropriate?
     
  12. Oct 24, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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    KrauseWillHunt

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    Thanks for the tips guys. I'll get to it this summer when I start working again
     
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