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bad paint job plus what is that clear decal on back fender flares?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by melzskeez, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Jun 12, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    melzskeez

    melzskeez [OP] New Member

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    Woke up three mornings ago to my dad rushing out of the house telling me he scratched the side of my truck on a pillar and he's taking it to the bodyshop to fix it while I still have no idea what is going on. The scratch was apparently on the right back fender flare. I get my car back and there's overspray all over the undercarriage of the car (I have a silver car), and thus my leaf springs, wheel well, exterior cover of my shocks, and even as far in as my spare tire has a "nice" silver coat to it. I'm taking it back on Monday to complain about it but I was just wondering if anyone knew how'd they go around fixing this. I'm a little scared that they're just gonna be throwing acetone all over the place. In addition does anyone know what that long clear sticker decal that seems to sit on the front of the back fender flares are for? The guy decided to paint over it and it looks really tacky. I'm going to tell him to peel it off and then paint that spot over again. I'm going to call toyota and see if I can order one, however I doubt I'm going to successful in putting it on without air bubbles. Thanks...I've been trying to find info on this on the internet but couldn't...any help would really be appreciated.
     
  2. Jun 12, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    toyotadude5

    toyotadude5 Breazeale- Pronounced Brazil

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    wait, so your dad scratched your truck? Then what about a car?
     
  3. Jun 12, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    jjw1

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    the plastic piece is paint protector!!! it keeps rocks n stones n other debris from chipping the paint!!!
     
  4. Jun 12, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Moderator

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    sorry to hear that man. the pieces you are speaking of....are rock chip guards,and they are normally clear.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    toyotadude5

    toyotadude5 Breazeale- Pronounced Brazil

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    sounds like the guys that repainted it didnt know what they were doing.
     
  6. Jun 12, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    BigRedToy

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    sounds like he took it to Maaco
     
  7. Jun 13, 2010 at 4:01 AM
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    Yep.

    Spray any panel for a 12 pack of beer.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    Johnny M50

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    Did that "professional" just use a rattle can?
     
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    Sorry 'bout the Truck

    Sounds Like Dad Took the Truck Out Behind The Shed With A Couple of Six Packs and A Couple of Rattle Cans
     
  10. Jun 13, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy The dingo ate it

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    Wow...was this done by a professional body/paint shop?:eek:
    I wouldn't let those clowns touch my truck again if that happened to me. Let them see the damage and tell them your going somewhere else to get it fixed right and you'll send them the bill. If you can't get the rock chip guard at the dealer go to a place that installs 3M paint protection film or buy some at the automotive store and do it yourself.
     
  11. Jun 14, 2010 at 2:03 AM
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    melzskeez

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    a 12 pack of beer is still too much to call this a paint job...instead the guy charged my dad 450 and he forked it over (i wasn't present when he picked up the truck). thanks for the replies though...i was gonna just let the guy fix it but now thinking about it dude better just give my dad a refund cuz i am not letting him touch the car again. him covering up the silver overspray plus his workmanship skills is probably gonna lead to me having a tacoma that's 3/4 silver and 1/4 murdered out.
     
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