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Old 09-16-2009, 12:51 PM   #1
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Preferred Method Of Repairing Paint Chips?

Not even 1500mi on my Tacoma and already found a pencil tip sized zinger on the hood. Do most of you just get the touch up paint from the dealership or is there a better option? Many thanks for any insight!
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Ugly hood protector thing not as ugly as freckle faced hood...........
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Old 09-16-2009, 03:40 PM   #4
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On the same subject, my truck has quite a few chips on the front. The paint seems pretty cheap on the bumper.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:03 PM   #6
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Ugly hood protector thing not as ugly as freckle faced hood...........
I have to respectfully disagree.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:21 PM   #7
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Soon as I get her ready for wheelin, the mudflaps are coming off...and I have a plan to deal with rock chips. But I can't share it yet, because it's top secret.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:41 PM   #8
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I just don't want anyone copying/trying it before I have a chance to
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Just cut 3" off my flaps today. Seem to handle the bumps a bit better without hitting so often
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:19 PM   #10
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Gotcha,... you will share if you succeed??

Oh yes....very much so...
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:40 PM   #11
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Not even 1500mi on my Tacoma and already found a pencil tip sized zinger on the hood. Do most of you just get the touch up paint from the dealership or is there a better option? Many thanks for any insight!
If you want the damaged area to look like nothing ever happened it can be a time consuming process but well worth it if you want your ride to stay pristine. Google the interweb for the best way. I haven't done it yet but the key is prep and letting the paint harden for a few days before smoothing it out. Also you can't be afraid to do some light wet sanding and buffing. Also when you apply the touch up paint use a toothpick and lightly fill the void. Once the paint comes off of the tip of the toothpick it will spread and fill in nicely.
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Wanted to bump this up since we got a bit off track. Still lookin for a simple solution.
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This is what I use...with factory touchup pen/paint.

http://www.langka.com/
Boy-O'-Boy, does that look like a solution.

http://www.langka.com/faq.php

I'm going to Google them and see what kinda postive comments others have made about them.
If it works, I'd say we have a winner.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:03 PM   #14
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Ugly hood protector thing not as ugly as freckle faced hood...........
Correct, as long as it Is not the ugly OEM device which also causes damage to said hood.
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Wanted to bump this up since we got a bit off track. Still lookin for a simple solution.
There is no 'solution' unless you have use of Mr. Peabodys wayback machine.

The key is to avoid them in the 1st place, as noted in the above posts. They will never look the same using touch up paint only.
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Add scratches. Makes it look like it went and conquered offroad. That's how I roll.
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Soon as I get her ready for wheelin, the mudflaps are coming off...and I have a plan to deal with rock chips. But I can't share it yet, because it's top secret.
Bedlining the rock panel's been done before

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