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Bad paint?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gaiserrc, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Jun 30, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    gaiserrc

    gaiserrc [OP] Member

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    Anybody else have this problem?

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  2. Jun 30, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    extremachn1

    extremachn1 I am an asshole, deal with it!

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    WOW, thats a huge color differance. Interesting.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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    Buy it new, was it ever wrecked?
     
  4. Jun 30, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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    Is your truck white or silver? Hard to tell in the pic. I have noticed on mine (silver) the grill looks slightly off on the color. Just figured it was the normal difference between the fiberglass and metal. Not near as bad as your pic though.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Did you buy the truck new ?
     
  6. Jun 30, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    gaiserrc

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    bought it new in aug 2009 with 6 miles on it. It's white and it just started turning beige in the last year. I'm going to take it in next week.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    gaiserrc

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    bought it new in aug 2009 with 6 miles on it. It's white and it just started turning beige in the last year. I'm going to take it in next week.
     
  8. Jun 30, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    gaiserrc

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    BTW all the other plastic is fine.
     
  9. Jun 30, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    I have the same problem but not to the degree that you have it. My grill is slightly darker than my hood but not beige like yours. I bought my mine new in July of 2009.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    Large Farva

    Large Farva Does this look like spit to you?

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    Mine is a white 2009 also, and I noticed it happening on the front bumper a couple months ago...
     
  11. Jul 1, 2011 at 3:22 AM
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    TRDsport253

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    Yeah, that's really odd. The color really off. My bumper completely lost its clear coat. I made a thread on it. But yeah take it in and have them look at it. Your truck is still new it shouldn't do that.
     
  12. Jul 1, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    PSJ

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    Looks like most of you who posted are still under the paint warranty. In regards to paint issues, in my region (SE) all the Tacoma fender flares were dull or orange peel looking on brand new trucks on the lot. There was a fender flare TSB, and I had the dealer paint my flares and now they perfectly match. Even though its a metal body/plastic flare, the finish is perfectly matched now between the two. I would look at all the plastic/fiberglass pieces, ie front bumper, flares, grill, etc. and maybe they will paint everything under warranty that does not "perfectly match" with the metal body finish. Good luck everyone...
     
  13. Jul 1, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    VanillaGorilla

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    I thought this was gonna be about the protective strip along the doors for rocks or the fenders not being glossy. This IS actually bad paint. WTF is happening
     
  14. Jul 1, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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    take it to the dealership since you're still under warranty. see what they will do for you. hopefully you will get a new grille.
     
  15. Jul 1, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    Tacomanator

    Tacomanator Boiling denim and bangin whores

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    Shoulda got the TRD Offroad :p

    J/K man, take it back to the dealer. That should be covered under warrenty... or maybe you could try giving it a good coumpounding then polish and wax before taking it in.
     
  16. Jul 1, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    sloppyjoe

    sloppyjoe They are more like guide lines.

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    Do not feel left out, I had this same issue with my silver grill. I ended up trading a member here some money and her Chrome grill for mine. Solved the issue, and to me it looks better with the chrome headlights accross the front with the grill too. I think they have some issues with their paint matching on certain colors. I have noticed that the colors are not perfect, like maybe the paint was a different lot number or something. I also noticed it is normally on only the plastic parts, ie. grill, flares and the like.
     
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