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Bad paint finish!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CanTac, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Aug 5, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    CanTac

    CanTac [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2009 DC TRD, white. Was washing it today and noticed quite a few little rust marks. Anyone else have this problem and what might it be caused from?

    CanTac

    Hal
     
  2. Aug 5, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    Caddmannq

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    Where was yours built? I have the same model (except 4x2) and it's white, built in Mexico. It has been 11 months since I bought it and no rust at all.

    Then again, things don't rust apart here quite like they do in Florida.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    fishshooter

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    Is the rust where the paint has chipped?
     
  4. Aug 5, 2009 at 4:50 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito No better friend, no worse enemy

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    Most likely, because the water gets in there and just goes to work on the rusting.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    PSUnick

    PSUnick Lets Go State!

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    Typically this is caused by rail dust. It gets embedded into the clear during shipping.
     
  6. Aug 5, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    Plain Jane Taco

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    This is exactly what it is. Your truck is not rusting. Try a good cleaner wax to remove it.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    Yeah, it will rust pretty quick if the paint is chipped, but I was wondering if the rust was a result or a cause of the blemishes. Is it rusting under or on the paint, or where the paint has been compromised?
     
  8. Aug 5, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    JKD

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    Would clay bar work to remove that sort of embedded dust?
     
  9. Aug 5, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    it wouldnt hurt to try. since clay removes alot of top coat oxidation.
     
  10. Aug 5, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    DanGer

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    I noticed when I was waxing the same issue. It is only on the passenger side rear fender
     
  11. Aug 5, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Yes.
     
  12. Aug 6, 2009 at 2:17 AM
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    CanTac

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    Mine too seems to be on the passenger rear 1/4 panel. It is not where it has chipped. It seems to be on the surface in numerous places.
     
  13. Aug 6, 2009 at 4:15 AM
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    Endurozw

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    Yeah when I bought my truck I had three spots that I am assuming were from this....I asked them to take it back and remove those spots to make sure it wasn't rust before I bought it.
     
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