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Xylan Coating Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by birry, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Apr 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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    birry

    birry [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm planning on buying a 2007 Tacoma this weekend (already put a refundable deposit down on it) and the dealership is offering to do a Xylan coating underneath for around $500.

    Anyone have experience with that stuff? Is that a better route than using POR 15 or another coating and doing it myself? Does the dealership generally offer a warranty of some kind if they do it themselves?

    I don't mind hard work, but just wondered if the Xylan coating done by a dealership will be higher quality than anything I can do on my own.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Apr 24, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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    Xylan is some pretty slick stuff... It's used extensively in the oil and gas industry for marine applications.. I've used it on tight tolerance/wear surfaces for subsea connectors where 3 part epoxy coats were just too thick... you will get better corrosion protection from an epoxy, but the xylan will repel dirt/grease/mud much better..

    here is an oceaneering 3 segment clamp connector.. all the blue parts are xylan coated..

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  3. Apr 25, 2013 at 6:57 AM
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    Maybe its a different thing he's talking about, then. He said it was an undercoating for the frame. Is that a material they use for that???
     
  4. Apr 25, 2013 at 11:48 AM
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    Xylan is a PTFE coating.. I guess you could put it on as an undercoating. Never actually seen it used on automotive applications.. That said, I always wanted to have a set of rims coated in xylan... it comes in a variety of colors.
     
  5. Apr 25, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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    Would this stuff require bare prepped metal to apply? I'm kinda skeptical how good of coverage the dealership could get applying this stuff underneath your truck considering the truck is a few years old. Looks cool though - never really heard about it.
     
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