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Body Repair Question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Reh5108, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Apr 20, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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    Reh5108

    Reh5108 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So about a month ago my month old taco to me was hit by a backhoe at work. I've never had to deal with any body repairs or new paint so I'm not entirely sure what to expect. I noticed the lower panel has small bumps on it is this normal? I tried taking the picture so you can see the 2 different textures. The upper half looks fine but the lower looks like they painted over rhino line. Thanks for any input you may have.

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  2. Apr 20, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    The lower panel comes like that from the factory. I think it was their way of trying to protect the body/paint from rock chips.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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    KJaikaran

    KJaikaran Well-Known Member

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    They come like that from factory. Its a clear protective application for lower body panels. I was wondering why it was like that when i first saw it on mines and then noticed it was on both sides. I kinda figured it was for that reason and after some research it confirmed it.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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    Reh5108

    Reh5108 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
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