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Rusty Ford

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by kimber750, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,677

    My 2002 Ford bed. This is the first time I have taken the bedliner out since installing a new bed tonight. Figured I would share. :mechanic:

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  2. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 752

    You have to keep the salt off the truck and get it oil'd!
  3. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    That nothing compare to this

  4. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,677

    This all started long before I put a plow on this truck but I will admit I haven't worried about salt since the bed was already so bad. I have actually had the new bed for 3 years. :rolleyes:
    Just haven't had the motivation to put it on until now.
  5. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,677

    LOL that is awesome. Would make removing the bad so much easier.
  6. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    perfect example of why my truck gets thorougly cleaned after each storm.

    and cleaned by me - the car wash can make the outside look pretty, but they are not hosing down frame rails, wheel wells, radiator supports, etc, etc......
  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Really easy tank access!
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    LOL My 02 F350 look just like that when I took bedliner out it Now I put a Flat bed on it

    Thats what them bedlinears good for
  9. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,122

    And that's why I like the composite bed on my Tacoma.... It'll NEVER rust.
  10. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    Most folks think a bed liner prtects your bed. It does - in a fashion. But more importantly, it hides the damage (chafing which leads to corrosion) from the owner's eyes. That's why I'm a fan of sprayed in bed liners as long as the work is done properly.
  11. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,122

    A bed liner protects your cargo. You can slide a fridge on a bedliner without scraping it up too badly.
  12. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    My fiancee's uncle in Snowshoe, PA has a 2000 F350 with the same issue. But he doesn't have a bed liner at all, just his 5th wheel hitch. I believe he is looking for a new bed since he can't afford a new truck and his 350 only has 110k or so on it.
  13. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I think the bed liners trap moisture between them and the bed. Mine will drip when you have a lot of rain.You move the truck and it all comes out the back. Most of the water is in the bed-liner, but some leaks down to the bed. It is dripping when it is sitting there.
  14. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,008

    I'm am glad I just sprayed Fluid Film on the underbody of my new truck, to hopefully prevent rust like this.

    Spray in bedliner or nothing for me.
  15. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,677

    My rust started in the wheel arc, right where the inner and outer fenders are mated together. Right where ford thought it would be a great idea to put that gray spongy stuff. :rolleyes:
  16. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    Nope just the frame LOL
    And yes I know its the previous generation Tacoma, I'm just kidding around
  17. TLK380

    TLK380 Member
    Messages: 65

    Anybody knows whats a good rustproofing product?
  18. Mnpowerstroke99

    Mnpowerstroke99 Member
    Messages: 82

    I take my bed liner out every once and a while and clean under it. Make sure the drain holes in the front of the box are not plugged up.This year I decided to use drain oil as rust proofing for the underside of my truck. So far it seems to be working great.I used a siphon air blow gun to spray it and it put a nice thin layer on. I've washed it a few times and it still looks good.Best part its FREE!
  19. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,677

    I sprayed me new bed with undercoating before I put it on. Hoping this will help. Still considering putting an aluminum flatbed on thou.
  20. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Drain oil + parafin wax together in a water bath, then spray it on while it's warm.. That's an old trick.