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Undercoat question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jesusc, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    jesusc

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    Do any of you guys have a apart on undercoat if so what do you recommend? Trying to prepare for winter
     
  2. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    fjrmurph

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    Rust Check
    I do this every fall. I live in Eastern Canada they user a lot of salt on the roads here+ i installed "Counter Act" rust control module, its elactronic. Some say it works some say it doesn't, i look at it as extra insurance
     
  3. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    I recently sprayed my frame. I got under there with a wire wheel and ground off flaky sections and then went over it in rust-oleum spray paint. Once that dried I painted on a layer of wax-oyl and I must say I really like the stuff.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    How good is the undercoat spary from a auto parts store?
     
  5. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    teamfast

    teamfast Get busy living, or get busy dying.

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    Krown. No question.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Depends on the brand. I wouldn't go with anything that's suppose to rubberize the frame or seal the rust in like a line-x or anything.
     
  7. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    jandrews

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    Rubberized undercoating only really works on a virgin frame that has been meticulously prepped and cleaned.

    Oil based yearly treatments seem to be the best option if there is already some rust in place.

    Use a grinder to touch up what you can reasonably touch up, oil the rest of it.
     
  8. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    Ivan

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    Its illegal in Mass for for oil based treatments I believe, but a guy about 20 minutes away just barely into VT does it for people for like 80 bucks, oil based, supposed to be very very good!
     
  9. Oct 18, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    malander

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    Wax-Oyl is about 16 bucks a can and gets rave reviews from the land rover crowd. Just another option and if you do it yourself you know you're getting all the little places that someone else might miss
     
  10. Oct 19, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    blacktaco07

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    IMO...

    #1...Krown

    #2...Fluid Film


    Krown will drip for about 3-4 days.....if it drips, it means it's getting in the small crevices

    Fluid Film is good as well, no drip but I find it comes off a bit easier throughout the winter
     
  11. Sep 29, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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    Fluid Film undercoating kits are available here:
    http://www.kellsportproducts.com/fluidfilmkits.html
     
  12. Sep 29, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    How big of a compressor do you need to operate the Fluid Film applicator gun? I only have a cheaper small compressor.

    I am not home now, but I think mine is a 6 gallon probably 2hp compressor.
     
  13. Sep 30, 2012 at 5:02 AM
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    Any small compressor will work fine You only need about 80 - 90 psi to apply fluid film. The length of of hose will cause some variation, but I have never heard from anyone that their small compressor would not work.

    TacomaWorld forum members receive a discount on Fluid Film orders. Just enter coupon code "tacoma" at checkout.
     
  14. Sep 30, 2012 at 5:30 AM
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    While I realize this may not apply to your '06, I was truly amazed after looking around under my 2012. Toyota went almost overboaord at sealing or caulking just about every seam or joint under the truck. Due to that, I made sure to caulk all the accessories (side steps, front hitch, etc) I installed underneath as well. If other recent models years are the same, doubt anyone today would even need an undercoat.
     
  15. Sep 30, 2012 at 5:51 AM
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    The hard wax type stuff most dealers use is. It cracks and peels and moisture rusts out the frame where no one see it. And most only cover a rust-through. I had that on my first truck, and never again. I spent a month looking at different products before I got our Tacoma, and went with Corr 3000. DND did a study a few years ago and based it off an earlier US military study. It had the best combined results of all major products. Here is a link to a PDF copy, and a link to the Corrosion FREE website FAQ page. The first application lasts for 18 months, and they touch it up at a reduced price every 18 after that. I'm due in next week for my second application, and I've had no issues with the first.

    Frank
     
  16. Sep 30, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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    100% agree
     
  17. Sep 30, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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    I know this isn't going to be a popular statement, but here goes! HA HA! I've been rust proofing my vehicles since 2000, using nothing more than used motor oil from my oil changes. I use an air compressor and undercoating gun, lay a plastic on the floor of the shop, drive the truck on it, and spray the entire underside of the truck with it. I've also drilled holes into the doors, and rocker panels, and remove the headlights and tail lights in order to reach inside the fenders of my vehicles. I've done my 95 Monte Carlo, my 98 4Runner, my 2004 Impala, and plan on doing my 2005 Tacoma using this same method. Is it messy? YES! Is it cheap? YES! Does it work? YES!If you don't have a garage, or the tools to do it, Crown is a great alternative. I've paid to have it done once, then decided to start doing my own.... never looked back!;)
     
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