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Wisconsin Tacomas and bad financial advice

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by Thatbassguy, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. May 14, 2024 at 5:04 PM
    sparkystaco

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    Oh be carefull it'll scratch your stickers,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Ah nevermind!
     
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  2. May 14, 2024 at 5:56 PM
    Stoney Ranger

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    I checked their site. The descriptions for them are the same. The poly is offered in a spray can. The epoxy is brush-on only. POR-15 states that using a brush is a one-time deal. You WILL NOT get it clean. I would guess the same for Steel It.

    To answer your question, my gut says epoxy. No particular reason. Just a mans' intuition.
     
  3. May 14, 2024 at 6:37 PM
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    I’ve used a ton of epoxy on iceboats and sailboats over the years so that’s where my instincts direct me as well, but damn, costly!
     
  4. May 14, 2024 at 7:47 PM
    Stoney Ranger

    Stoney Ranger Well-Known Member

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    When I bought my rear bumper in the raw, the place in Oregon wanted $600 to powder coat it. Buy once, cry once.
     
  5. May 15, 2024 at 4:20 AM
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    I powder coated mine... they are bare and rusty where the tires have blasted it all off (well, and to be fair... rocks too)
     
  6. May 15, 2024 at 4:42 AM
    Taco-Grinder

    Taco-Grinder It's all part of the adventure.

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    Mine have some pretty good scratches in them. Not sure how I got um. My best guess would be shopping carts at the grocery store in Moab.
     
  7. May 15, 2024 at 5:19 AM
    CygnusX191

    CygnusX191 Gangster of Boats

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    So. Many. Stickers.
    :rofl: excellent description, sir :101010:
     
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  8. May 15, 2024 at 5:21 AM
    bkhlrTaco's

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    Idk that we need to worry about @Pixeltim :boink:getting scratches in them.
     
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  9. May 15, 2024 at 6:18 AM
    Pixeltim

    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    I've been more gnarly places in 2wd than you've ever been even in 4 lo!

    :duh:
     
  10. May 15, 2024 at 6:21 AM
    Taco-Grinder

    Taco-Grinder It's all part of the adventure.

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    I'm more worried about Tim burning the hashbrowns.
     
  11. May 15, 2024 at 6:24 AM
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    You got me there.

    Joking aside,
    I looked at sliders as insurance.
    The damage caused by not having them would probably cost more than the sliders themselves.
     
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  12. May 15, 2024 at 6:39 AM
    Pixeltim

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    That's exactly why I'm getting them. I've been following Pat a few times on trails that would have been costly if I had not taken the right line.
     
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    Pixeltim

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    Now there's a man with his priorities straight!
     
  14. May 15, 2024 at 6:42 AM
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    That's pretty much the same reason I used on my wife when I got mine.
    Not that I plan on bouncing off rocks, but just in case.
     
  15. May 15, 2024 at 6:59 AM
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    I'm going to pull the trigger soon on some 4X sliders. Not a fan of their tread plate so I'm going to have my cousin fab/cut somethin better out.

    The just in-case factor is why I'm getting them. I'll tell my wife I bought steps to help her get up into the 4Runner which was one of her complaints
     
  16. May 15, 2024 at 7:08 AM
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    The top plates collect too much road slop in the winter and is a royal pain-in-the-ass to clean when it's cold. If I did it again, I'd skip the top plate. Only reason I have them is the wife was concerned about the grandkids slipping through the openings. I made her pay the extra money for the plates. I didn't want them.
     
  17. May 15, 2024 at 7:17 AM
    Pixeltim

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    That's what I gathered from all the discussion here, mine are plateless and shall remain so. Nothing but glorious (soon to be) matte black round tubes!
     
  18. May 15, 2024 at 7:19 AM
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    I went without tread plates. Just somewhere for mud (or ice/slush in the winter) to collect and start rusting.

    edit: I put some traction tape on the top of the tubes, haven't slipped yet.
    edit#2: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PZFBG22?ie=UTF8
     
  19. May 15, 2024 at 8:30 AM
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    That thought has crossed my mind...at least for by the front doors.

    I know that rubberized spray doesn't always hold real well but I was wondering if it would help with the front and front underside, where rocks kick up?
    A little something extra for rocks to bounce off of.
     
  20. May 15, 2024 at 9:18 AM
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    So I have the last week of may off, and the OOAT is looking pretty tempting, but the sand dunes in Michigan are calling my name also. Torn on what direction to head.
     
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