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2007 paint chipping

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by stratton, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Jun 21, 2008 at 5:48 PM
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    stratton

    stratton [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if anyone out there had a problem with their '07 tacoma's paint. I just noticed tonight that I have about 30 or more spots on my tuck where I can see bare metal. They are only the size of a small bb. And on some areas I can see the paint is almost like a bubble. What would cause this. Its on all areas of the truck. So its not that I was following to close to a gravel truck. I am nervous that my new truck will be a rust bucket in a year or so.
     
  2. Jun 21, 2008 at 5:50 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I have a few chips , I havent counted them, but I off road my truck pretty good, so I havent given it a thought.
     
  3. Jun 21, 2008 at 5:57 PM
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    stratton

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    I havent went off roading yet. I have been so careful not to get any dings in it or scratches. It sits in a garage all week long. I drive the work truck untill the weekends. My last tacoma was scratch and ding resistant. I tried to beat that truck and I couldnt. This new one is pampered and it looks like its a rock climber. I guess i am going to have to treat it like a truck from now on and not a cadilac.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Have you talked to the dealer about it?
     
  5. Jun 21, 2008 at 6:05 PM
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    stratton

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    Not yet. I noticed it about 20 minutes ago. And its now 9 pm on a sat. here in NY. I will have to wait till monday. I was up in the adirondaks early this week. I know they have had a problem with acid rain up there. I wonder if that would have played a part in this.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2008 at 8:22 PM
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    stratton

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    So i guess I am the only one that had this happen. lol great
     
  7. Jun 21, 2008 at 9:02 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I dont think you are the only one. I think many people might not notice. :confused:
     
  8. Jun 21, 2008 at 9:17 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    No I saw another thread like this about a month ago. Irregardless, if you have "bubbling" and it's 'lifting' the paint up off the basecoat-it's obviously an adherent issue,no? Call the 800 and get something going with them.
     
  9. Jun 21, 2008 at 10:28 PM
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    Bluestreak

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    i have a 2007 that has 18000 miles that i have had a year now, i also have noticed alot of paint chips 20-30 and i have a bug deflector. I live in Oregon where there is alot of rock on the road and i just kind of blamed it on that, but maybe there is a problem with the paint?? my truck is speedway blue and it looks like yours is red so obviously its not color related. i have chips on the door by the handle, rocker panel, hood, back passenger side by the trd sticker on the bed, and of course by the transparent sticker on the front of the bed before the rear fenders, so also places where the paint shouldnt have chipped. I have touch up paint and fix the chips as they come but i still know where they are!
     
  10. Jun 22, 2008 at 2:32 AM
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    BlueTaco

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    where'd you get the touch-up paint? i cant find speedway blue anywhere.
     
  11. Jun 26, 2008 at 9:13 PM
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    Bluestreak

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    i ordered it through the toyota dlr that i bought from, Lums auto center Astoria Oregon. It matches perfectly.
     
  12. Jun 26, 2008 at 9:16 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I saw another thread about a guy who had the same problem and he ended up selling the Tacoma and buying a Ridgeline.
     
  13. Jun 26, 2008 at 9:19 PM
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    lol, i posted that thread a while ago...:rolleyes:I guess im lucky because my 05 doesn't have that many paint chips
     
  14. Jun 26, 2008 at 9:37 PM
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    I'm pretty sure Toyota gives a standard warranty on 'body rust', i.e. no rust-throughs, for 5 yrs. So talk to a dealership: "hey, let's deal with this now, or in three years, when it's a solid block of rust."

    Sounds like a factory problem.
     
  15. Jun 26, 2008 at 11:54 PM
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    I've heard the paint on these things are 'thin' and/or weak. I've had my truck for a year and I know of atleast 3 chips so far. I can't complain and would consider that pretty normal.

    I guess it all depends on where you're driving and what you're exposed to....whether its normal or not.

    I would definately go to the dealer and have them take a look and atleast get your visit *on record*. A guy who used to run ashop down the street from me has an 05 - and the paint on his was horrible. He had sooo much rock rash behind his double cab doors that his black truck was grey in that spot. He actually got toyota to repaint his entire truck because of it.
    So.....there are known cases of poor paint.
     
  16. Jun 27, 2008 at 8:37 AM
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    I have the same problem on my 08. Chips everywhere, even places where they shouldnt occur, ie the tailgate. Also the paint scratches so easily and I'm starting to get some hazing spots.
     
  18. Jul 31, 2008 at 12:14 PM
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    Jay_bruce

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    I have noticed tons of small chip on the '07 I recently purchased. I am going to take it to the Toyota body shop and have them evaluate the hood, window A-pillars and wheel well areas.

    I had a '98 taco that was virtually chip free, this 07 looks like its got "the rash."

    Jay
     
  19. Jul 31, 2008 at 12:21 PM
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    weiser5150

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    my 08 Super White has two paint chips on the hood......I touched them up,but i still think the paint is very this .
     
  20. Aug 20, 2008 at 2:37 PM
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    My 07 Tacoma also has chipping paint, it seems as if the smallest things hit it and it chips. i have noticed it by the back of my hood were the plastic window squeegee hits it everyone one in a while. It also seems to scratch easy too. I had a black subaru for 4 years before my Tacoma and never had as my paint chips and scratches on it as i have on my Tacoma. I got some touch up paint, but I am going to take it to the dealer first for them to see the chips and the rust on the bumper.:mad:
     
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