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Avoid Vehicle Magnets!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by fghtngsquirrel, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Oct 20, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    fghtngsquirrel

    fghtngsquirrel [OP] Ka-freakin'-BOOM!

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    Searched and didn't see anything about this.

    I've only had one of these on my tailgate for about a month, and the damn thing has left a nice outline of where it was. I'm not sure if it is some type of residue or had a reaction with the clear-coat, but it's noticeable...

    I tried taking a picture of it, but it doesn't show up. Tried using clay bar and cleaner wax... it helped some, but you can still see it up close.

    Has anyone else run into this issue?


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  2. Oct 20, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    Don G

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    That does happen. Some contractors put thoes magnetic signs on their doors and they always leave marks! !!! I'm not sure how to get the marks out either.:)
     
  3. Oct 20, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    yup i'eve heard they will do that. but for only being on a month you should be able to buff or polish it out. good luck
     
  4. Oct 20, 2009 at 10:10 AM
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    Notty

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    That sucks. I have always followed a strict rule: Avoid ANYTHING on my paint. Stickers, magnets, bumper stickers, etc. They will all cause damage or leave marks over time.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    smallcandle

    smallcandle The clown has no penis...

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    That sucks, but I always assumed that people that put those types of magnets / stickers on their paint knew the consequences. Not only will the sun fade the surrounding paint but there will always be particles of dirt that get trapped between the magnet and paint that will rub and cause scratches. Perhaps a mild buffing with polishing compound and a damp micro fiber towel will help.
     
  6. Oct 20, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    zjolsen

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    My best guess is that it will clear up over time. The area under the magnet just needs to fade like the rest of the panel. The most I would do is use Zymol HD cleaner to the whole panel along with a good wax. Anything more and you will end up taking too much off the clear/paint and just making the problem worse.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    YayAreaTaco0311

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    Sir, thank you for showing support for us. It really means a lot when I see "support our troops" magnet on their vehicles.

    Same thing happened to my other vehicle. The magnet actually melted and got stuck! When I tried to remove it, it came off in pieces! It took me an hour of srubbing and usage of the heat gun to get it off!

    Now, I still have magnets on my car but I remove them before being retired for the day.

    Oh yeah, removing sun damaged stickers from the windows is sure fun too...

    Semper fi,
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  8. Oct 20, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    Viet2100

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    nothing goes on my car unless it stays and not easily slid around like that magnet.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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    fghtngsquirrel

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    Thank you for your service! I soon hope to be serving as well :) I already have a USAF license plate, but I will most likely now opt for a window decal, as it was in support of my best friend deployed to Iraq.
     
  10. Oct 20, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    x2! im not a fan of magnets for that exact reason
     
  11. Oct 20, 2009 at 3:10 PM
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    Its for a good cause, so I will keep one on my truck regardless.

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  12. Oct 20, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    Get a vinyl sticker, not a magnet lol.
     
  13. Oct 20, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    JimBeam

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    eh whatever...i have a marines magnet on my tailgate...its been back there for the better part of a year...i have no residual spot showing where it was or anything bad...

    its been on so long the magnet is actually peeling to where it just looks like a black ribbon now
     
  14. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    Magnets go on refrigerators not vehicles.
     
  15. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    Purchase a porter cable orbital buffer and some high end waxes and it should buff right out.
     
  16. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    Well hello captain obvious!
     
  17. Oct 20, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    and to be fair...regardless of what it does to my paint supposedly...i'll keep rocking it...because quite frankly...me supporting my brother whos in iraq and the other troops who have been and are over there is much more important to me than my tailgate paint
     
  18. Oct 20, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    Clear coat looks 'fogged' under the magnet?

    Heat lamp.
     
  20. Oct 20, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    There are other ways to support our troops...
     
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