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What should I do about this rust?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by BassMaster06, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Aug 22, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    BassMaster06

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    Hey, I have a black 06 tacoma. I'm surprised at the amount of rust accumulating on the frame already. They use a lot of salt on the roads in the winter time, so I know that's probably the main cause. What can I do/should I do about it? Its definitely an eye sore? I want to get rid (cover up?) the rust and protect the frame at the same time.

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  2. Aug 22, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    fireturk41

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    sand it then rustolium hammer finish, touch up when needed or every 6 months
     
  3. Aug 22, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    get a angle grinder with some brillo style disks on it, have at it.... i would put down a coat of rust reformer first than whatever rattle can u desire
     
  4. Aug 22, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    Rust reformer/converter is the key. Most of that looks like surface rust-so it is a non-issue to clean it up. Get it sealed right and you'll be good to go.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    LtHixson

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    I have this same problem with my 06, and I think I'm going to try the rust reformer, too. If you try it, let me know how it turns out, and I'll do the same for you.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Aug 22, 2010 at 11:12 AM
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    Thanks for the replys. Whats the difference between Rustoleum Hammer Finish and Rust Reformer?
     
  7. Aug 22, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    rust reformer is made to stop rust from "rusting" or oxidizing metal, regular paint isnt going to do that... you dont have to sand down the frame but u need to make sure there isnt any loose flakes that will stop you from getting the rust reformer on all the exposed metal

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  8. Sep 2, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    do you think a wire brush would suffice to getting loose flakes off, instead of a use an angle grinder/sander?
     
  9. Sep 2, 2010 at 8:04 AM
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    Holy shit, thats alot of rust for an "06".
     
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    Just go pick up an angle grinder from wal-mart. I bought my black&decker from wal-mart for $25. Your arms will thank you.
     
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    Amsoil Heavy Duty Metal Protector works really well on the frame and other parts to stop and prevent rust. It sprays on oily so it seeps in cracks, but it dries clear. And it acts as a lube so I sprayed everything except electrical connections on my underbody. Did it on my '01 chevy and it still has minimal rust to this day. Minnesota winters...
     
  12. Sep 2, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    kbp68 hey...I can change this!

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    Not really. It depends on where you are. Up north there is salt/gravel and snow on the roads for 5-6 months of the year. Unless you are fanatical about crawling under your vehicle every couple days to clean it, that's what it looks like.
     
  13. Sep 2, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    Yea, it sucks...but not much I can do. This past winter was real bad cuz of the two blizzards that hit the northeast. Salt/Sand is brutal on a vehicle
     
  14. Sep 2, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    Are sparks and gas fumes an issue?:eek:
     
  15. Sep 2, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    Well there shouldn't be gas fumes...otherwise something is wrong with the EVAP system and/or tank. There would only be sparks if you used a grinding wheel. Using abrasive pads should result in little to no sparks.
     
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    This works, did it to my trucks back in upstate NY.
     
  17. Sep 3, 2010 at 2:12 AM
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    OK thanks, guess I associated when he asked about using a wire brush then angle grinder etc..
     
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