1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Another new 08 dinged up

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoSter, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Jan 18, 2008 at 3:54 PM
    #1
    TacoSter

    TacoSter [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Member:
    #4090
    Messages:
    259
    Gender:
    Male
    Chicago Burbs
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Sport
    :( I've gone to the same car wash for years and never had 1 problem.. the 1/2 way rich people run the 100K cars thru it all the time and never a problem! My taco is 2 weeks old today!
    Tuesday I run it thru and say.."no air freshener" I hate it!
    New dude at the drying section pumps in 6 shots of the 'new car scent' 1st it trashed the original new car smell...anyway they take it in to shampoo the carpet and seats as they were sorry...
    Good news- smell as gone, but so is my new car smell
    Bad news - dude it backing it out of the bay and left his air gun dangling from the ceiling... scratched the whole damn side up:eek: They tried buffing --- did not work
    There gonna send it to a body shop to wet sand... anybody know if this would or could cause more damage?
     
  2. Jan 18, 2008 at 4:28 PM
    #2
    coreyredken

    coreyredken Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Member:
    #947
    Messages:
    365
    North Georgia, Mount Airy
    Vehicle:
    07 Prerunner SR5
    Westin Stainless Steel Oval Side Bars!
    This is why I would NEVER let anyone else wash my truck... EVER !
    Even if I had to drive a dirty truck around town.. until I could wash it myself.. I've crazy like that.. but oh well..
     
  3. Jan 18, 2008 at 4:38 PM
    #3
    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Member:
    #3142
    Messages:
    2,741
    Rochester N.Y
    Vehicle:
    06 Tacoma 4 door indigo blue
    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    If it's done poorly it will never look the same, I suggest you make an agreement with them to pay for the cost and have the dealer do the work, then there won't be a warranty issue. Otherwise your going to get the cheapest repair they can find, or worse they'll try to fix it, :eek:
     
  4. Jan 18, 2008 at 4:46 PM
    #4
    rick

    rick `

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2007
    Member:
    #993
    Messages:
    2,489
    Gender:
    Male
    yes x2
     
  5. Jan 19, 2008 at 10:51 AM
    #5
    106Tacoma

    106Tacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2007
    Member:
    #2381
    Messages:
    327
    Vehicle:
    Debadged 06 Black Sand Pearl 4x4 Every option.
    yes x4, noone tuches my autos.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2008 at 11:00 AM
    #6
    trd_sport

    trd_sport Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Member:
    #4211
    Messages:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    x5, no one ever touches my vehicles!
     
  7. Jan 20, 2008 at 3:37 PM
    #7
    rpoint16

    rpoint16 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2007
    Member:
    #2588
    Messages:
    575
    Gender:
    Male
    Tempe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2008 double cab, 4X4, V-6, TRD. Super White.
    OME 885 coils & front shocks, with TT top plate, Total Chaos UCA, Rear OME extended shocks, Rear TSB, Rear Toytec AAL, trimmed the saber-tooth-tiger-long-ass mud flaps. 17" XD Revolver rims, 265/75/17 BFG AT KO's. Ripped out the crappy FM Modulator & installed a PA-15-toy interface. OEM bed matt.
    They have liability insurance for stuff like that.

    That really sucks!!!
     
  8. Jan 20, 2008 at 6:05 PM
    #8
    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Member:
    #3496
    Messages:
    4,837
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Myrtle Beach SC
    Vehicle:
    07 Prerunner SR5 DC/SB V6
    Magnaflow 12576 muffler & chrome tip, Westin step bars, 27% tint, Pop N Lock, AFE ProdryS, bed mat, Husky liners, D-rings added, Access Literider tonneau, Pioneer 4-ways all around, GY Wrangler Duratracs 265/75/16, 5100's @ 1.75", 1.5" AAL
    NEVER NEVER NEVER let them choose the shop. It's your truck and your choice.
     
  9. Jan 20, 2008 at 7:27 PM
    #9
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,258
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '16 Tundra TRD Pro
    getting there....

    x2 definitely......you pick the place to repair it.
     
  10. Jan 20, 2008 at 11:01 PM
    #10
    LazyRyan

    LazyRyan Wtf am i suppose to type here?

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Member:
    #4010
    Messages:
    150
    Gender:
    Male
    Long Beach,CA
    Vehicle:
    08 DblCab PreRunner V6 TRD Sport
    BHLM, Black badges, Trex Eyelids, AFE drop in
    if u loved ur truck ud wash it yourself! ahaha just kidding. shoot they better pay for the damages, or free car washes for a year dammit! how big is the damage again? if its pretty small, id just do a touch up. but u shouldnt let them choose a shop, ur truck ur choice.

    , but i like detailing my truck and other cars, got about a 300$ investment in car detaling supplies. yeah i love shiny cars.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2008 at 6:18 AM
    #11
    Great Dane

    Great Dane Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Member:
    #4259
    Messages:
    20
    Georgetown, Ky
    Vehicle:
    None yet, but it will be a base standard cab, 5-spd., 2wd.
    Yes x3!
     
  12. Jan 21, 2008 at 9:54 AM
    #12
    45longcolt

    45longcolt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2007
    Member:
    #3663
    Messages:
    689
    DFW Area
    Vehicle:
    08, Double cab, 4WD, Off Road, Tow,
    I had always hand washed my vehicles until the pull through BrushLESS water jets only type places came to be. I still use them between hand washes to keep the dust off and helps with the road grime.

    I was just about ready to try out one of those places that do it for you and have ten folks drying them off.Well now I just told myself to keep doing like I have been! :)
     
  13. Jan 21, 2008 at 10:04 AM
    #13
    Great Dane

    Great Dane Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Member:
    #4259
    Messages:
    20
    Georgetown, Ky
    Vehicle:
    None yet, but it will be a base standard cab, 5-spd., 2wd.
    Sounds like a good idea to me.
     
  14. Jan 21, 2008 at 6:37 PM
    #14
    TacomaYAK

    TacomaYAK The Reel Sportsman

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2007
    Member:
    #3770
    Messages:
    181
    Gender:
    Male
    League City, Tx
    Vehicle:
    08 Access Cab 4.0
    Lifted.
    i put a deep scratch down to the metal a few weeks ago on my new 08 tacoma because i was standing too close to it when i shot my .45 Kimber and the shell casing caught the side just right...oh well...its a "real" truck now..ha
     
  15. Jan 21, 2008 at 9:02 PM
    #15
    TacoSter

    TacoSter [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Member:
    #4090
    Messages:
    259
    Gender:
    Male
    Chicago Burbs
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Sport
    Thanks everyone for your input! I went to a body shop today that specializes in big $$ cars and they told me they can make it look good, just one problem:(
    They said that the paint has what he called orange peel. It is a ripple effect in the clear coat that the factory is supposed to get out before they do the final coat. He said they can repaint the door perfectly, but due to the orange peel that no one can re created perfectly, it would cause shading variations between the door panel and the rest of the truck and not look good under different lighting conditions... that said, I'm leaning towards leaving it be. The car wash did manage to buff a lot out of it and it is hard to see... just I know its there, so I see it every time I look at it.
    The body shop guy had a good idea to leave it and this was his reason... He related it to his wife... he said she don't look as good, nor perform as good as when she was new, but he still loved her. He said the truck will still be preforming long after the next several dings and scratches, so I should go with it and get a credit from the car wash and see if I could milk them for an equal amount of the damage in services from them or a cash settlement. I talked to the car wash and he agreed that he will accept 3 estimates of my choice and come to whatever settlement deemed fair for each of us...
    All & all, is is not that bad... its only bad cause its 2 weeks old!
    I think is offer is good.. maybe I'll take the cash and put on the lift :)
     
  16. Jan 21, 2008 at 11:38 PM
    #16
    pdxyota

    pdxyota Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Member:
    #4235
    Messages:
    64
    First Name:
    Greg
    PDX
    Vehicle:
    '05 4x4 2.7L SR5 access cab, TSB
    TSB
    I'm sure you've come to the same conclusion, the dumbf*ck who washed your car had it in for you because you're driving a brand new truck. Nobody with an IQ over 80 would pump any kind of friggin scent into a brand new truck!

    My two cents, file a claim with THEIR insurance and get the cash you need to fix it correctly.
     
  17. Jan 22, 2008 at 12:19 AM
    #17
    TuRDTACO

    TuRDTACO Carolina Alliance: Midwest Firearms Division

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Member:
    #3216
    Messages:
    1,442
    joliet, il
    Vehicle:
    HAD 07 TRD OFFROAD PRERUNNER
    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    hey tacomayak, Kimber basically means .45 to me lol
     
  18. Jan 22, 2008 at 12:22 AM
    #18
    TuRDTACO

    TuRDTACO Carolina Alliance: Midwest Firearms Division

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Member:
    #3216
    Messages:
    1,442
    joliet, il
    Vehicle:
    HAD 07 TRD OFFROAD PRERUNNER
    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    and then take that cash and get the lift! as soon as you take it offroad or to Walmart, it's gunna get more dings and scratches anyway...i say that if it's already hard to see from them buffing it, just leave it be...that way you won't get pissed again the next time it gets dinged up cuz it wasn't perfect already ya know
     
  19. Jan 23, 2008 at 7:26 AM
    #19
    vg05

    vg05 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Member:
    #4390
    Messages:
    39
    Vehicle:
    2008 Tacoma SR5 AccessCab
    PIAA 400/500MHz Horn, XRain Wipers
    wow that sucks. i would make them replace the truck if you are still not happy. thats what insurance is for! (theirs of course).

    i had a car blow out an engine or transmission doing about 80mph in front of me one night. i heard all these dings and sounds as stuff hit the front of my truck. i got oil all over my truck and windsheild. had i not had a couple of drinks that night, i would of stopped but figured didnt want to chance it. :( 5,000 miles in and front bumbed is dinged
     
  20. Jan 23, 2008 at 7:54 PM
    #20
    TacoSter

    TacoSter [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Member:
    #4090
    Messages:
    259
    Gender:
    Male
    Chicago Burbs
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Sport
    Bummer, that blows! sorry bout your tacoma!

    Anyway I settled everything, since you really need to squint to see the damn marks, and sure as s_it its gonna get more...one day
    I decided to leave bad enough be.
    Went to another body shop and he explained the orange peel thing some more.. basically a manufacture screwup... if they level out the clear coat it would never be an issue, with the ripples it is impossible to match it and one would have dull spots that would look worse than my scratches

    Settled with the car wash, 2 yrs free washes $800.00 value and 2 free complete details inside/out another $400.00
    So now it wont sting so bad everytime I see it, cause like $1200 saved will pay for lift and tires :) (or should)
     
To Top