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05 Taco Impulse Red Fender flares turning orange

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by fixerupper40, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Aug 18, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    fixerupper40

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    I own a 05 SR5 impulse red.It seems as though my fender flares (all 4 ) are fading to orange. Just getting a big runaround from dealership.Does any one have this problem or know of anyone.

    Thanks
     
  2. Aug 18, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    Jester243

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    nothing here, how often have you waxed them? Got any pics?

    :popcorn:
     
  3. Aug 18, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Mine are an ok dull Impulse Red not as vibrant as the rest of the truck but they have always been this way. 2006 bought new in March 2007 fwiw.
    Can you post pics? echo echo echo :)
     
  4. Aug 18, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Like the others said pics please. Also, how often is it parked outside in the sun/weather?
     
  5. Aug 18, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    Fightnfire

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    That's why as great as it looks I would never buy a red vehicle. The amount of work it takes to keep red from fading sucks. Cherry like reds tend to orange out over time where darker reds go maroon.

    A good clay job and finish restore should help a bit.. maybe even some rubbing compound? Whatever you do make sure you wax and protect after.
     
  6. Aug 18, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    _MG_6347.jpg Here is a pic The truck is parked outside all day every day...waxed every couple months _MG_6375.jpg Do you think its defective paint
     
  7. Aug 18, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    Mine do not look like that at all and lives all its life outside to the elements.
    I am in Vermont and the sun only shines about 2 months a year tho.
    Don't know why this happened.
    Here is a bump to the top maybe somebody else knows :notsure:
    ps. I have not really detailed my truck either like in 3 yrs...:eek:
     
  8. Aug 19, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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    What is a bump? Im kinda new to the forum thing
     
  9. Aug 19, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    Im having this same issue.... BUT MINE IS A 2011!!!! Only 2200 miles and already there is a color difference! Im headed to the dealership tomorrow.
     
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    Thanx... Stopped at the dealership (Runnemede)and talked directly to the service manager and he said to call back in a couple of days. Gotta talk to toyota directly.
     
  12. Jul 25, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    Did you ever find a fix for this? The same thing is happening to my truck...
     
  13. Jul 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    I have an 2008 Impulse Red DC too. Am waiting for the day that my flares turn orange only because they are made of plastic/fiberglass. Sun takes its toll on these things.

    Yeah, it sucks!
     
  14. Jul 26, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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    I was blown off by two Dealerships....Turnersville & Runnemede. They said the warranty had expired.
     
  15. Jul 26, 2012 at 8:17 AM
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    I had seen an 05 Camery that had the same problem with the plastic turning orange
     
  16. Aug 25, 2012 at 6:11 AM
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    Anyone get any answers on this? Do I just get them re-painted because i am having this same issue
     
  17. Aug 25, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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    yota243

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    I too have an 05 and mine are kinda fadded, not quite that bad. But i figure when it gets to be enough to bother my ill get them linex'd. i seen a white taco that had it linex'd and from the lower trim line down and it look pretty sharp i thought.
     
  18. Aug 26, 2012 at 5:27 AM
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    Im gonna replace with black bushwacker flares and eventually change the bumpers to black
     
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