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Clear coat fading !

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Axelcarvajal, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. May 1, 2019 at 8:08 PM
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    Mushmorten

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    Awesome! Thanks Seadog! That should definitely help!
     
  2. May 23, 2019 at 10:33 PM
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    Hey what’s up man sorry to hear about your paint haven’t been on this thread for a while now toyota pretty much had my truck since dec got painted 3 different times the body shop was horrible toyota is buying back my truck now
     
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  3. May 24, 2019 at 1:21 PM
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    Hey bud, funny you should post today cuz I actually just heard back from the body shop this a.m.! They finished their assessment of my vehicle and they're going to recommend to Toyota that the entire cab be stripped, repainted and re-clear coated. Evidently there were additional areas on the fenders and doors that they noticed that I missed. So they'd remove the bed and then use what they referred to as a blended paint formula that they feel confident will match the bed well. Don't know what that means but it's better than just painting the hood and roof. Hopefully Toyota won't push back on this once they receive the report from the body shop. We'll see! Good to hear from ya!
     
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  4. May 24, 2019 at 1:26 PM
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    Yeah they have to agree to that they can’t corners not fair for how much we spent on these trucks hope everything goes well bud! Keep us updated I’ll let you guys know once I decide on a buyback or replacement should be by next week
     
  5. Jun 11, 2019 at 11:25 AM
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    Here's the latest update on my case. The body shop submitted the estimate to remove the bed, remove the nose, strip down the entire cab and nose section, repaint them and re-clear coat them using a "blended" formula to match what's already on the bed. Then put everything back together. Toyota has approved the estimate! So now I've got a start date of June 24th. Toyota will provide a rental for the entire duration my baby is in the shop. Wish I could have gotten them to just do over the entire truck but I'm happy with getting the entire cab done. The defect did start appearing on the tops of both front fenders and the doors and it's been getting worse and worse on the hood so the sooner we get this taken care of the better! I'll provide pics when it's all done!
     
  6. Jun 11, 2019 at 1:44 PM
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    I am sorry, but I would be livid. There is no way I would live with a brand new truck being repainted. I would be talking to Toyota to get some assistance on getting me into another new truck.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2019 at 7:45 PM
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    Well first off it's not brand new. It's two years old and second, I love this truck and I really don't want another one. If Toyota had ignored the body shops' recommendation and still would only agree to fix the affected areas THEN I would have seriously considered retaining an Attorney and going down that road. All in all, I feel like this is a good compromise if the new paint ends up matching the bed well. I appreciate your input though.
     
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  8. Jun 11, 2019 at 9:38 PM
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    Fwiw, Toyota has always painted the beds separately from the cabs. The beds are mounted to the frames at the final assy point.

    Back in the eighties I remember watching a train pulling loads of Toyota pickup beds only, heading towards the bay area or Port of Stockton.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2019 at 9:50 PM
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    I vaguely remember reading something about that back in the 80's, think the separate beds had something to do with a way to get around the chicken tax back then.
     
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  10. Jun 11, 2019 at 10:13 PM
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    Where do you live, Phoenix?
     
  11. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:39 AM
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    No, Vermont.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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    Toyota would not provide assistance for all of the thousands of dollars in upgrades and hours of labor to install them. No way I wanted to go down that road. It sucks, but it has better paint now than the factory sprays.
     
  13. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:25 PM
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    Back in the 90's I knew a guy who ordered a SB Chevy pickup in black. When his truck arrived it looked unacceptable due to excessive orange peel. As you know, a black paint job shows every little defect. So the dealer agreed to repaint his brand new truck in their dealer body shop. The resulting paint job was immaculate, the dealer even color sanded the clear coat and buffed it to a mirror finish. The owner then had it pin striped. And that paint held up just fine for many many years.
     

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