Car Dealers Suck !
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: just outside of boston ma
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Dropped my truck off early yesterday morning. Was told it could take 3 days if it just needed paint because they remove the bed. More if they find a hole. I knew there was no hole because I am under there all the time. My frame is always washed. I scrape any flakes and paint with a rust paint every year.
Well They called me a little while ago and said all set. I drove the loaner which stunk like rotten chicken back, Pulled in and there was my truck in the lot. It has been raining hard for 2 days so I could not climb under but went to the rear wheel well and looked under. I saw a shiny black thick coat on the frame. Figured it looks good and proceeded to go into the service department.
Gave them the keys to the stink mobile and he handed me my keys and the paper. I walked to my truck. Got down on the rainy wet ground and took a look. It was all over my nice blue TRD shock boot and they did not remove my bed because I could see the top of the frame where there was no undercoat. I then touched it to find it was dripping wet and now all over my finger. Wiped it off and got into the truck.
Found a nice tag hanging from my rear view mirror that said Toyota thanks me for my patience and I should park it outside for 3 days because of the petroleum smell. Also not to wash my truck for 3 days or more.
Now , Is it ok to drive it in the pouring rain ? I would think this is worse than washing. The paperwork said they drilled 2 holes in the closed part of the frame and sprayed paraffin wax in there. The rest of the frame was hit with undercoat.
I am not looking forward to see the mess under there when the weather allows me to look.