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06 Tundra previously coated frame maintenance?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by tsuggs, Sep 15, 2018 at 2:03 PM.

  1. Sep 15, 2018 at 2:03 PM
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    I recently picked up a 06 double cab limited with 94,000 miles from the dealership where I work. My biggest gripe was that the frame was COATED not replaced under the recall in 2014, but with the price I picked her up for and the low mileage I decided I had to have her. A look at the frame and she's got a good bit of surface rust but you can still see the Yota undercoating in spots. My question is what should I do to prevent future frame rot? This truck has to last me at least 5 years and the frame in snowy Wisconsin is my only concern.

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    Disassemble down to the frame. Media blast the frame then por 15 it. Then reassemble the truck with all new parts. Piece of cake.
     
  3. Sep 15, 2018 at 3:04 PM
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    Yeeaaah...I'll get right on that :lalala:
     
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    Get a drill, some wire wheels, and an angle grinder and start taking off rust and repainting.

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    In my case (not nearly as much surface rust as yours) I did a grease rub down on most areas, then followed up with Fluid Film. Made everything look brand new and shiny black again.

    That POR stuff looks good but too much work! Oil film your frame is easier. Might try that Amsoil product next year.
     
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    Anyone hear of this rust bullet stuff? It's supposedly pretty comparable to POR but less hassle. Is it advisable to grind off the surface rust before coating it? I know some people say things like the POR15 need rust to grab onto and adhere then it neutralizes it. Thanks for the input.
     
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    What did you use as your coating?
     
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