I'd take a close look at the rear crossmember of the frame behind the rear plastic bumper. Thst seems to be a rust-magnet for lots of FJs.
Yeah, exactly right. I did get under there in the first week of ownership, and I took advantage of the fact that the dealer must have steam-washed the whole thing as it was very clean. I sprayed Ace Rust Stop in flat black in those areas, and they looked acceptable. I also hit with satin and gloss black in various areas all over the truck, especially as I was doing the suspension and other things under there. Time will tell if I did a good job or not, but it looks good now so I'll keep an eye on it.
Car looks great. Wouldn't a gloss black roof look better, with the gloss black cavalry blue, instead of the matte finish?
Thanks! I've wrapped using gloss black before, and two things held me back from using gloss again, at least in the Avery SW9000 material (which is all I really know how to wrap.) The gloss type shows the air release channels, even if you lay it down perfectly. So gloss wraps almost always have a little texture. My second reason is that the rest of the truck's black features like the trim, and the Fuel wheels to come, are satin/flat black. So I'm hoping satin flows better than gloss when it all gets complete. I wrapped a Ford Flex roof in Avery gloss black (which also began life as a white-topped vehicle) and it went "OK", but not perfect either. Learned a lot from that one and didn't charge the customer any labor for doing it, just materials.
Looking good. You’ve done a reslly tidy job on the wrap
Thanks! I respectfully disagree but I've also been up close with the wrap and I know all the imperfections I caused by various reasons. The first stage of the wrap (the main top center section), I wrapped on a hot, muggy day and it really got me. My sweat is trapped under the wrap in places, and some sections didn't lay down very well because of the extra stretch caused by the heat at the time. Always try to wrap in controlled conditions! I pushed anyway and it ended up a little "meh". Of course, its the top of the roof so I'm not judging it too harshly. I decided to separately wrap the roof rack delete clips, and time will tell if that was a good decision or if I should have wrapped the roof as one complete unit with the clips in place. For now, I give myself a 6/10 for wrapping this roof. I did a much better job on the sides though, and I'm very happy with those. Good thing, too, as those are highly visible.
One note: My white to blue paint line was wavy from the factory, and I had a crisis of confidence whether I should match that line with my vinyl, or snap a clean line of my own. I went with my own line which is actually more straight than the factory one. It is necessary to extend the line by at least 1/16" to clear the white from showing, too. That was a hard call as really close, it doesn't look great. About 5-10 feet away, it looks good though.
This rig should look really good once the wheels and tires arrive though!