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Wheel well liner

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ejl923, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Nov 18, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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    ejl923

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    So im still in my find the things i like and dont like phase in my new taco. I have a friend at work that has a 2012 to compare things with on my 2015. in gearing up for winter i was looking around my truck for areas which would get salt or sand blasted. I noticed the front wheel wells have some exposed metal, with some areas of thin liner. Maybe 50% thin liner, 50% exposed painted metal. I looked at my friends truck and all metal parts in the well have the sprayed/brushed liner.

    What do you guys find in your front wells? Im afraid rocks will beat it up.
     
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  2. Nov 18, 2014 at 12:13 PM
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    Only the forward top is lined on mine, then a thin section along the top. Rest is black paint. Mines a 13 with just under 17k miles. No chips at all in the wheel wells. I have some small rust spots elsewhere on the frame and A arms.
     
  3. Nov 18, 2014 at 12:16 PM
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    Hmm, well that makes me feel slightly better. Id like to hear a few more like that.
     
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    You could get a couple of cans of Rustoleum and then spray-pray at the metal and hope it holds up!

    I had to spray the entire underside of my F-150 before I bought the Tacoma. Now I'm thinking it wouldn't be a bad idea to do this before it starts...

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  5. Nov 19, 2014 at 6:41 AM
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    i think that ship has sailed with winter here. Plus, i think its something that should have been done at the factory. it seems cheap if its a cost cutting move.
     
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    Plastidip might work too.
     
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    Boogie, you have an offroad, is your well completely covered?
     
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    I need to double check but probably not considering that when I splash through a mud puddle EVERYTHING under my hood/carriage/etc gets splattered.

    I'm not too worried about it though because we have some good DIY car washes with high pressures hoses that I can use to spray all of that salt and sand off before it gets caked on.
     
  10. Nov 19, 2014 at 8:12 AM
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    well now fluid film looks to be something i could use.

    Keep it coming guys. Still waiting to see what everyone elses wells look like
     
  11. Nov 19, 2014 at 8:44 AM
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    I'll snap a few pics at lunch and post them up.
     
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    Are you guys applying the fluid film in potential problem areas or doing an entire under-body coating?

    Also, has there ever been any research/attempts to prove what kind of under-body coating works best? I would imagine you have a range of options from simple paint, to a rubberized coating like linex/rhino, and the liquid film....thoughts?
     
  13. Nov 19, 2014 at 11:48 AM
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    Here are pics of my 2014:

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    Thanks Boogie, seems similar to mine with slightly more coverage. I see you also have areas where there's no liner painted/sprayed on. As i said in my OP, my firends 2012, maybe even a 2013 i forgot, has a nice thick coat everywhere. All of my previous cars had that or a full plastic liner. Its little stuff like that i wish i noticed before handing over the big check.
     
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    What is the 3M thing hanging in the front passenger bumper (3rd picture, right)?
     
  16. Nov 19, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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    3m tape on the back of my fog light adapter. Couldn't find a decent surface to mount it to yet since the cord is pretty short.
     
  17. Nov 19, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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    Yeah this is how it comes stock. I haven't sprayed or altered anything in that area yet.
     
  18. Nov 20, 2014 at 6:55 AM
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    I don't think there has been any real issues with the wheel wells rusting and rotting out. Theres more issues with frames rusting.
     

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