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Old 07-26-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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Light Colored Trucks - Paint that Pinch Weld!

Warning! After reading this, you may never look at a Tacoma the same way ever again!

This is a dupe.....from about 5 years ago on TTORA although I haven't seen it posted on here so here goes. But first, besides giving credit to the previous poster on TTORA, I want to recognize the guy who invented blue painters tape. My hero!

So, here's a few pics that I vadered to show some really nice trucks (last one is my old truck).







Nice trucks eh? But wait! What's that slag hanging off the bottom of the cab?




Why it's the nasty crude ugly looking pinch weld!




What to do? Cut it off? Nope. Paint it!



Tape it up, light sand (I used steel wool) and clean with rubbing alcohol to remove wax and crud. I sprayed mine with 3M undercoat spray along both sides of the pinch weld so you get the added benefit of sealing it from the elements as well.



Are you following me camera guy???



Final results (pardon the wax).



No more pinch weld!



The sun hasn't come out in 2 weeks around here so the pics of my red truck don't show the change very well but hopefully you get the idea. Here's a few pics of my '03.





So, whaddya think?
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:32 PM   #2
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nice post it looks alot better
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:32 PM   #3
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Wow, that actually looks good. A lot more cleaner! Never really given any thought to that.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:36 PM   #4
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Great mod. Love it
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:52 PM   #5
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I did this mod within a month of owning my truck. Id say do this on any color except black



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Old 07-28-2009, 05:24 AM   #6
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good job

I hate looking at the sides of the truck and seing that area, will be painting it black as well.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:01 PM   #8
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I painted my pinch weld today! Looks 10x better and the wife even noticed.





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Old 09-21-2009, 09:05 PM   #9
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Pretty cool. What are those screws on that one for?
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Pretty cool. What are those screws on that one for?
Are you talking about mine? Not sure what screws you are talking about.
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what is the best things use paint wise???
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:25 AM   #12
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I'm gunna do this to my black '04 taco!!! Seriously, good write-up!
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:13 PM   #13
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I'm gunna do this to my black '04 taco!!! Seriously, good write-up!
aren't your pinch welds already black?
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:17 PM   #14
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Why? Why do you need to show me this? I was fine before. Living everyday without noticing. Now, Now I have to fix this. Oh wait, my truck is BSP. You know, the best color ever!! But seriously, looks great on the other colors. Nice post.
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:25 PM   #15
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Im confused....aren't the black tacoma's pinch welds already black? I may/could be wrong
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:27 PM   #16
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Im confused....aren't the black tacoma's pinch welds already black? I may/could be wrong
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:45 AM   #19
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A lot cleaner looking. Never really given any thought to that. Great mod. Love it. You on the other hand just gave me more work to do.
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what is the best paint to use?
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