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ANY VINYL/PLASTIC SURGEONS IN THE HOUSE?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Crawdaddy, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Mar 9, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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    Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy [OP] Apprehended by the TRUTH

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    Secure tailgate, Cobra 29, Firestick, Bosh back-em up lights, In toolbox inverter, Bed mounted Jerry, Hardwired mounted Stream Light, CCW Holster, Weather tech mats, K&N filter, Wet Okole, Powder coat tool box, LE vertical LOCKED riot shotgun rack.
    Anybody found some really neat way to repair the stock fender flares after running through the jungle? I found some pretty good scratches in mine and rather than just lettin it go....I was thinkin maybe a heat gun on low.....lacquer thinner stroked on lightly. Just anything to sorta melt the plastic back together and then rub some conditioner on 'em. Someone told me a long time ago...."its ok if you mess something up...IF you can be like a cat and hide/cover up your s____" Thanks
     
  2. Mar 10, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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    bubba353z

    bubba353z Titles? We don't need no stinkin' titles.

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    I'd leave them alone - chances are you'll make them worse by trying to "fix" them. Wear them as a badge of honor, or pony up the $ to replace them properly.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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    clc clc

    clc clc Well-Known Member

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    lol we might have the same truck and same problems. Although mine might be a bit worse as it also covers the foglight area as well. Best I could come up with is to use the heat gun on the deeper scratches and take sand paper and tap it, not rub/scratch it, to blend it in. Not sure what to do with a bunch of light scratches.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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    dboz

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    Access Literider Tonneau, GO RHINO Dominator II side steps
    Bed liner spray.
     
  5. Mar 11, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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    Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy [OP] Apprehended by the TRUTH

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    Bubba, I shall heed to your advice. Though again I don't like the truth. clc, another trait that I have is that I am a tightwad. I won't spring for the new flares....I didn't even spring for the foglights! My wife was ashamed to have to roll up the windows....she wanted electric. dboz, I will experiment with the bedliner stuff. That may be an angle on. Thanks guys, I knew I could find WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING here. clc, one thing that I have invested in, is several cans of scotchgard for the bench seat. If you look at one spot too long, it will stain. :-}
     
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