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83Toy4x4
09-11-2006, 08:02 PM
what is a good way to keep the inside of your frame clean? I notice I have small rocks and sand it mine and blasting it with water just isnt doing the trick.

gumboot
09-11-2006, 09:21 PM
what is a good way to keep the inside of your frame clean? I notice I have small rocks and sand it mine and blasting it with water just isnt doing the trick.

ohhhhhh boy, spraying water into your frame probably wasn't a good idea. You see, dirt holds moiture in which is what causes the frames to rust. The best suggestion i would have would be to cut out a patch on the side of the frame where the dirt has collected, clean it out, then weld it back together.

anyone else got any suggestions?

Toy_Runner
09-11-2006, 09:24 PM
i used air, and pressure / steam cleaned it out, the got some under coating shit and just sprayed it inside the frame

lizard
09-11-2006, 09:25 PM
pressure washer, ramp it so it drains

83Toy4x4
09-11-2006, 09:26 PM
Thanks guys, I will use the air compressor at work on it tomorrow.

Toy_Runner
09-11-2006, 09:26 PM
garden hose isn't going to do shit

83Toy4x4
09-11-2006, 09:30 PM
yeah I kinda figured

Ditchpig
09-11-2006, 09:36 PM
drill a few smallish holes in the bottom of the frame here and there along the bottom and spray it out with a pressure washer in the holes. Just make them small enough for a washer tip to get in there and spray it like you got a pair! The water alone won't really hurt it too bad, it's the dirt that absorbs the water cause you didn't spray it all the way out that does. Lots of washes in the winter months also helps get salt off your truck.

Hello Kitty
09-11-2006, 09:47 PM
heard of people cleaning it out then pouring oil in so mud don't stick no mores.

sj-x 500
09-11-2006, 10:12 PM
they pour oil in to rust proof it...

83Toy4x4
09-11-2006, 10:17 PM
sounds good, does the oil work well as a rust preventative?

Toy_Runner
09-11-2006, 11:44 PM
they pour oil in to rust proof it...

83Toy4x4
09-12-2006, 12:08 AM
I know he said that haha, does is work well though?

sj-x 500
09-12-2006, 12:19 AM
it ain't gonna rust if it is drown in oil.

exo_toy
09-12-2006, 08:09 AM
youll just have a big fucking oil slick under your vehicle...

exo_toy
09-12-2006, 08:25 AM
its called wax oil or body cavity spray (hehe). you can get it at lordco in aerosol cans. bodyshop stuff. You know when you pull off a doorpanel and there is that greasy yellow stuff that is everywhere? that is wax oil

sj-x 500
09-12-2006, 09:54 AM
youll just have a big fucking oil slick under your vehicle...

it's a yota, that is normal

Toy_Runner
09-12-2006, 04:45 PM
I know he said that haha, does is work well though?

to prevent rust you got to do one of two things,
resist water (air and water dont mix) or okygen (paint, undercoating)

Ditchpig
09-12-2006, 05:44 PM
Lol, what do you think that whole "rust proofing" scam is? It's just old motor oil applied to your frame and body!!

Toyquad
09-12-2006, 08:16 PM
pressure washer and forklift...... my frames are nice and clean now................ to little to late for one frame though:rolleyes:

83Toy4x4
09-12-2006, 09:01 PM
I'll get some oil wax in there and see how that goes.

Toy_Runner
09-12-2006, 09:15 PM
just like this

Toy_Runner
09-12-2006, 09:18 PM
haha i posted the same pic twice

Toyquad
09-12-2006, 09:38 PM
just like that but with bigger forlift

83Toy4x4
09-12-2006, 10:51 PM
hmm, thats tobad I dont have a hose at work or I could do that, I might just fab up a steep ramp or sumthing, who knows.

ToyotaHEAD
09-13-2006, 12:27 PM
pressure washer, ramp it so it drains

Ya this!!! Cutting the frame to remove dirt seems ludacris to me... :confused:

After you get all the crap out go to a wrecker and pull the frame plugs out of 85 and newer 4Runners, then put the plugs in your frame. This is drasticly lessen the amout of muck that will get in.

And it is always a good idea to flush out your frame regularly.