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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bcmedic, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Sep 25, 2008 at 9:44 PM
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    bcmedic

    bcmedic [OP] Well-Known Member

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    has anyone sprayed the underside of their truck to protect it??? up here in Vancouver, Canada the city lays salt and sand in the winter so i was thinking about getting it done...opinions??
     
  2. Sep 25, 2008 at 10:38 PM
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    08WhiteTRD

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    I got mine done. When I bought the Tacoma the dealership offered it to me. And since I will be living in Alaska for a while I thought it was a good idea. Living in a area that is known for rusting I would say that it's a good idea.
     
  3. Sep 25, 2008 at 10:38 PM
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    Do they really salt the roads in the winter too? It snows here twice a year, and the rain doesn't come close to getting cold enough to freeze. I know it ticks me off that people salt the sidewalks like there's no tomorrow. Ruins the shoes, and again, most of the time there is no need for it.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2008 at 10:41 PM
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    bcmedic

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    certain town surrounding vancouver use salt. its pretty brutal ur dark coloured truck turns a nasty white during the winter. Its not so much the snow, its the cold nights that turn the rain into black ice they are trying to prevent. and they do that with salt and sand.

    how much did it cost u guys to get it done??
     
  5. Sep 25, 2008 at 10:52 PM
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    I can't remember the exact price. I think it might have been around 500-600. Mine just got added into the price of the truck so I don't remember. I would have to check with my sales receipt.
     
  6. Sep 25, 2008 at 10:58 PM
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    I guess that makes sense one you head farther from the ocean. Don't get out that far too much.
     
  7. Sep 26, 2008 at 4:45 AM
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    squad314

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    Here in NB they use a ton of salt as well and I'll be rust treating my truck in some fashion.I'm trying to decide between a simple undercoating and a complete system like Rust-Check.
     
  8. Sep 26, 2008 at 6:52 AM
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    Lithified

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    I'm getting mine done. I can't remember exactly the price, but it wasn't much. I think it was about 200-250.

    I know it doesn't snow too much around here, but they still throw down a lot of salt and sand. Probably because there are so many people about who have no idea how to drive in the winter.
     
  9. Sep 26, 2008 at 7:07 AM
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    106Tacoma

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    I just cover everything in grease, and then i put used oil in my automotive spray gun and spray in ever drail hole and up and around the bed area and tail gate and in the drain holes on the bottom of the doors. Also take all the rubber gromets out of the rockers and spray them. Here are some pics of my toyota after 3 winters. very saly buffalo winters.
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    Too bad there is nothing to coat the exhaust with.
     
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