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Brown spots in new black bed mat

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by VandalTacoma, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Dec 14, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    VandalTacoma

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    I just bought a new bed mat from the dealer for my '11 double cab. When I took it out of the plastic it looked dirty, it had random brown spots that made me think the mat had been used and returned by someone else. I brought it back to the dealer and they said it was part of the rubber treatment toyota uses (or something like that). The spots don't rub off (like I would expect dirt or something else would) and aren't that noticeable, it just seems weird that a black mat would have brownish spots in it. Has anyone else seen this?
     
  2. Dec 14, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    AzogSS

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    Ummmm. Really? Do what I did and put it in the bed and load $hit on it (like cinder blocks, bricks etc.). After a while you won't notice said brown spots.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    OZ-T

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    I can't see mine under the 1/4" of bark and sawdust on it from moving firewood , I'll have to take your word for it OP
     
  4. Dec 14, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    I thought the same thing when I got mine. If you want to make it less noticable run a black permanent marker over them.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    Pugga

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    I remember a thread where someone's BFG A/T tires turned brown quickly. I can't remember what the cause was but it sounds similar to your bed mat. If it's really a problem for you, make a stink at the place you bought it, otherwise, load it down, scuff it up and you'll never notice.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    VandalTacoma

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    It doesn't bother me, just seemed weird that a new black mat would have spots in it; didn't see a thread on it, so I thought I'd see if this was common like the dealer said. Thanks for the posts.
     
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