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WD-40...on the frame

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Motorshooter, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Dec 18, 2008 at 1:08 PM
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    Motorshooter

    Motorshooter [OP] Motorshooter

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    ...since new I have sprayed WD-40 on the frame and in areas I think rust could form....anyone else doing this cheap frame saving trick?
     
  2. Dec 18, 2008 at 1:16 PM
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    longbow

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    Can't say that I have, but I have been known on hot days to lay on the creeper, take the hose and go under for a good spray. :crazy:
     
  3. Dec 18, 2008 at 1:18 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    the "WD" in WD40 supposedly stands for "water displacement" so it should help dry off and protect things from rust. but, dirt sticks to it and dirt holds moisture, causing rust. not sure which side wins.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2008 at 1:26 PM
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    TRD4x4858

    TRD4x4858 Taco Traitor!

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    wd-40 is good if your spray your wheel wells with it, it makes washing mud off easy
     
  5. Dec 18, 2008 at 1:28 PM
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    alexe

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    i get mine oil sprayed every year at krown
     
  6. Dec 18, 2008 at 1:55 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    just spray some pam of your wheel wells to help wash the mud off, haha
     
  7. Dec 18, 2008 at 5:45 PM
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    nvdeserted

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    I always spray Armorall in the wheelwells after i wash a vehicle, it makes cleanup next time easier and makes it look newish again. I doubt it does much for rust prevention but rust isn't a big issue around here. Plus, it would shut up my sqeaky-ass jeep for a day or 2...
     
  8. Dec 18, 2008 at 6:05 PM
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    I know a guy that religiously sprays WD under his T-100 for rust prevention every year. he swears by it? I had my truck undercoated.
     
  9. Dec 18, 2008 at 7:35 PM
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    LDrider

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    I worked with a guy that would take used motor oil and put it in one of those pump up bug sprayers. He then coated his undercarriage with it. When he told me about this I thought he was full of crap. One day he brought in his dad's twenty year old pickup truck. Turns out the bottom of that truck looked like new. Up here in Maine we use salt and all kinds of crap on the roads...Old man would do it every oil change.
     
  10. Dec 18, 2008 at 8:07 PM
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    I would recommend against spraying motor oil everywhere just for the environmental aspect. That stuff should be recycled properly. IMO
     
  11. Dec 18, 2008 at 8:18 PM
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    Debadged 06 Black Sand Pearl 4x4 Every option.
    Coverd mine in grease and spray it with wd to keep it moist. 3 winters no rust anywhere under my truck it looks brand new! Ill get some pics, if i power wash the under side of my truck it will looks shiny like showroom.
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    Let me know if you want more pics.
     
  12. Dec 18, 2008 at 8:30 PM
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    EEZOX and Break Free CLP both prevent rust MUCH better in test as compared to WD 40.
     
  13. Dec 18, 2008 at 11:44 PM
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    br217398

    br217398 Crazy Person.....

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    ok so..... if i have rust already, what is the best thing to do about it???


    (im going off topic here sorry)
     
  14. Dec 19, 2008 at 5:56 AM
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    Wire brush it off, then repaint with a rust stopping type of paint. Many companies offer a spray bomb (can) black rust proffing paint. You can find it in Lowe's some Home Depots, car magazines, and NAPA stores.

    I know about frames....I restored a 72 Stingray, a 94 Corvette, and kept an 84 Z28 for 314,000 miles

    I plan on keeping this truck for along time. So, every spring I will wash down the frame and under side and wire brush rust off and paint were needed:)
     
  15. Dec 19, 2008 at 6:09 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    there's also a product out there body shops use to stop existing rust, i don't remember what it's called but it's thick and yellow. the auto body shop that sponsored the oval track car i pitted on used it a lot.
     
  16. Dec 19, 2008 at 6:15 AM
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    It's thick and yellow. Mercedes and Porsche spray their cars with it at the factory. Turns brownish yellow after a while.
     
  17. Dec 19, 2008 at 6:31 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Why pay for undercoating or oil spray on stuff when grease and oil from time to time act perfectly. Ever wipe off a tie rod end thats really greasy under a rusty old truck? Its brand new under all the grease.
     
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