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06 Tundra previously coated frame maintenance?

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

  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.
     
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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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    CLR, rattle can rust inhibitor primer, and Amsoil?
     
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    Rust bullet is decent stuff. Not as good as POR, IMO. I have a lot of experience with both of them. Also, POR doesn't have to have rust to work well. If there isn't rust, just take it down to bare metal with a wire wheel or something, then use their metal ready product, or just let it sit outside for a while and develop some rust. I have done a few frames with the POR-15 where I took it down to bare metal and then hit it with metal ready, then applied the POR. The stuff works great - as long as you are careful with prep. and application.
     
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    That's the thing with the POR though is A. I'm not super confident in my ablity to get everything just right so it adheres properly. B. I honestly don't have $300+ (after you account for all the prep chemicals and required materials) to spend on something that if I make a slight mistake will all be for nothing. For these reasons I'm a little hesitant on the POR15.
     
  13. Sep 20, 2018 at 7:26 AM
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    There is a well known small coating shop here (ran by two guys) that many techs at my dealership recommend that will do some sort of rust converting coating for $179.99. The guy I talked to sounds like he knows his stuff. Said this stuff had to be left on the frame for 3 months to allow it to fully convert all the rust then after that he would undercoat it (the under coating from them would be another $200). The only thing that rubbed me the wrong way was I couldn't get him to tell me what this stuff he would be putting on is. I mean I get it, he doesn't want me to just go buy it off Amazon for cheap and do it myself but still. I may end up having them do that then undercoating it with our Ford undercoating at work to save me time and headaches.
     

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