1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Chipped paint on tailgate. Leave it? Touch it up?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Marconis, May 13, 2018.

  1. May 13, 2018 at 10:10 AM
    #1
    Marconis

    Marconis [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Member:
    #239618
    Messages:
    305
    New York
    Vehicle:
    2017 SR5 DCSB 4X4
    Welp, was just loading something into the bed of my truck when I noticed some chipped off paint on my tailgate right near the taillight. Down to metal. No idea where it came from, haven't loaded anything in the bed in weeks and didn't see this last week when washing.

    Worth touching up? Leaving it alone? Wondering if this will start to get worse/ rust spread like wildfire. If it's worth touching up can you please recommend me some touch up paint? It's already got some light surface rusting going on.

    Thanks!


    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2018
  2. May 13, 2018 at 10:13 AM
    #2
    shakerhood

    shakerhood Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2015
    Member:
    #161370
    Messages:
    27,398
    Gender:
    Male
    Southern Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2017 MGM DCSB Off Road, 6 Speed MT, P&T
    I just chipped the same edge and touched it up.
     
    bobrown14 likes this.
  3. May 13, 2018 at 10:13 AM
    #3
    boynoyce

    boynoyce .

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2016
    Member:
    #179183
    Messages:
    6,040
    Vehicle:
    16SR5AC4X4V6QS
  4. May 13, 2018 at 10:14 AM
    #4
    Marconis

    Marconis [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Member:
    #239618
    Messages:
    305
    New York
    Vehicle:
    2017 SR5 DCSB 4X4
    Any recommendations, or a link, of what to use that worked well for you?
     
    shakerhood likes this.
  5. May 13, 2018 at 10:16 AM
    #5
    shakerhood

    shakerhood Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2015
    Member:
    #161370
    Messages:
    27,398
    Gender:
    Male
    Southern Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2017 MGM DCSB Off Road, 6 Speed MT, P&T
    I just got a bottle of MGM touch up at the Dealer, worked pretty well.
     
    bobrown14 and hiPSI like this.
  6. May 13, 2018 at 10:17 AM
    #6
    Marconis

    Marconis [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Member:
    #239618
    Messages:
    305
    New York
    Vehicle:
    2017 SR5 DCSB 4X4
  7. May 13, 2018 at 10:22 AM
    #7
    boynoyce

    boynoyce .

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2016
    Member:
    #179183
    Messages:
    6,040
    Vehicle:
    16SR5AC4X4V6QS
  8. May 13, 2018 at 10:28 AM
    #8
    daddy_o

    daddy_o Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2015
    Member:
    #168380
    Messages:
    5,461
    Bossier City, La
    Vehicle:
    2018 TRD Sport, Inferno, w/tech package
    Factory Blackout package, Soft roll up bed cover, Cheap seat covers, Front and rear dash cam, AVS in channel vent visors
    It seems like toyota paint is soft on edges. Our Rav4 got some chipping like that around the back hatch and also along the edge of the hood. I got a bottle from the parts department, I´m sure I overpaid, but I got it that day and its a brush and pen in one. Definitely touch it up.
     
  9. May 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM
    #9
    Marconis

    Marconis [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Member:
    #239618
    Messages:
    305
    New York
    Vehicle:
    2017 SR5 DCSB 4X4
    How much did you pay for a bottle? What a pain. Probably not going to have time to get to the dealer this week, hopefully it doesn't get worse.
     
  10. May 13, 2018 at 10:32 AM
    #10
    daddy_o

    daddy_o Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2015
    Member:
    #168380
    Messages:
    5,461
    Bossier City, La
    Vehicle:
    2018 TRD Sport, Inferno, w/tech package
    Factory Blackout package, Soft roll up bed cover, Cheap seat covers, Front and rear dash cam, AVS in channel vent visors
    I can´t remember exactly, I want to say about 20 dollars for Hot Lava, which is basically inferno but on a Rav4.
     
  11. May 13, 2018 at 10:43 AM
    #11
    757yotas

    757yotas Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2015
    Member:
    #147976
    Messages:
    2,106
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2007 TRD Sport
    ICI Magnum front bumer Rigid LED lighting OME lift 285/70 Nitto Exos 17" Fuel Hostage TRD Exhaust TonnauPro Cover Oil Catch Can Tint Pioneer Nav system Sound System LED lighting Euro headlights Paint
    I have a small bottle of touch up paint i got for 5$. Works fine for little spots to make them less noticable
     
  12. May 13, 2018 at 10:43 AM
    #12
    Marconis

    Marconis [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Member:
    #239618
    Messages:
    305
    New York
    Vehicle:
    2017 SR5 DCSB 4X4
  13. May 13, 2018 at 11:09 AM
    #13
    Seanb600

    Seanb600 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2018
    Member:
    #251781
    Messages:
    244
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    Woodstock ga
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD OR with real transmission
    Stock
    A7thvengeancex and Norsemanvike like this.
  14. May 13, 2018 at 12:03 PM
    #14
    sagexp

    sagexp Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2017
    Member:
    #209799
    Messages:
    396
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma DC 4X4 2017 Tacoma DC 4X4
    Can't be sure from photo, but it looks to be the area circled below?

    Toyota-011.jpg


    Lock your tailgate? From the corresponding marks on your tail light lense, almost wonder if someone was trying to pry / pop your locked tailgate open so they could steal it?

    Qe97KRu.jpg

    At any rate, were it me, I'd get some tough up paint on it.
     
  15. May 13, 2018 at 12:14 PM
    #15
    Marconis

    Marconis [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Member:
    #239618
    Messages:
    305
    New York
    Vehicle:
    2017 SR5 DCSB 4X4
    That's exactly where it happened. Thing is, it wasn't locked, so really can't say! I've ordered that dupli-color paint pen and it'll get here by next Tuesday .I'm gonna keep an eye on it and brush away any rust that builds up .
     
  16. May 13, 2018 at 2:26 PM
    #16
    Riding Dirty

    Riding Dirty Sinner; saved by grace

    Joined:
    May 27, 2016
    Member:
    #188065
    Messages:
    2,380
    Vehicle:
    Before: '16 TRD OR 4x4 AC QS//After: 17 T4R Pro 040
    PlastiDip
    The paint from the dealer includes a small sandpaper tip that works really well to get out that little bit of rust in the chips. Then just touch up the chips, it will be ok then.
     
    shakerhood likes this.
  17. May 13, 2018 at 3:09 PM
    #17
    Marconis

    Marconis [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Member:
    #239618
    Messages:
    305
    New York
    Vehicle:
    2017 SR5 DCSB 4X4
    Thanks. I think the dupli-color thing I got has a brush tip as well for that. Hopefully it'll work well. Pissed off about these chips.
     
    shakerhood and Riding Dirty like this.
  18. May 13, 2018 at 3:24 PM
    #18
    Marconis

    Marconis [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Member:
    #239618
    Messages:
    305
    New York
    Vehicle:
    2017 SR5 DCSB 4X4
    Last edited: May 13, 2018
    Riding Dirty likes this.
  19. May 13, 2018 at 5:43 PM
    #19
    Marconis

    Marconis [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Member:
    #239618
    Messages:
    305
    New York
    Vehicle:
    2017 SR5 DCSB 4X4
    Noob question here, will it be necessary to prime + touch up pen + clear coat or is the touch up pen sufficient on its own?
     
  20. May 13, 2018 at 5:57 PM
    #20
    Norsemanvike

    Norsemanvike Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2018
    Member:
    #244562
    Messages:
    4,143
    Gender:
    Male
    Escondido, CA
    Vehicle:
    '18 Sport 4x4, DblCb, ShBd, BBP
    Primer shouldn’t be needed after you get the rust off, but you will definitely want to put clear coat on over the paint as well. Automotive paint, as I’m told, will eventually wear off and become dull. Clear coat keeps the the applied color intact.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top