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Clear coat failing on 2010 Taco 20K miles

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hayuitsme, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Sep 17, 2014 at 3:55 PM
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    hayuitsme

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    Hey Folks,
    I am really disappointed, I have been a loyal Toyota owner having bought 4 Brand new trucks since 1989.

    Unfortunately the love affair is coming to an end :-(

    This Taco has 32,000 KM and is a 2010.
    The clear coat start failing a few months ago, but it was past the 36 month paint warranty.

    The are claiming it is environmental damage. This truck sits in the exact same spot that my last 2 Tacos were parked for 15 years, with no paint damage.

    Anyone else know of anything this bad this early?
    Thanks
    Scott

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  2. Sep 17, 2014 at 4:11 PM
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    khx73

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    Looks exactly like the line my OEM hood deflector follows. Did you have one there?
    Time to visit a pro shop to see what kind of magic they can pull.
     
  3. Sep 17, 2014 at 4:15 PM
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    Lord Helmet

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    I agree, those hood deflectors and bras do more damage to the paint on the hood then protecting them. I had both on my past cars and truck and it looks just like that. When I got my 13' taco I refuse to put one on due to past experiences.
     
  4. Sep 17, 2014 at 5:32 PM
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    No way that's environmental damage. That's clearly a failing clear bra.
     
  5. Sep 17, 2014 at 5:37 PM
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    You must live in the most predictable and constant environment on earth to make a straight line that perfectly follows the bevels in the body lines of the hood.

    OR..

    That's bullshit.
     
  6. Sep 17, 2014 at 8:35 PM
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    I had a hood protector from toyota. Not a bra the clear plastic hood stone guard
    But I have the same problem following the hood lines around all four edges as well as up the middle crease and on the roof

    Pretty disgusted
     
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    Sucks man but thats not toyotas fault.
     
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    Pro shop can't do anything. The clear coat is completely failing. It needs to be stripped and repainted
     
  9. Sep 17, 2014 at 8:42 PM
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    Every body shop I spoke with said it was an issue with the clear coat.
    Yes the hood protector seems to have amplified the problem. But its not just where the hood deflector was
     
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  10. Sep 17, 2014 at 9:25 PM
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    Wow this is the first time I've seen a deteriorating clear with line like this.
     
  11. Sep 18, 2014 at 4:56 PM
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    No its way beyond that point.
    I took it to a bodyshop, he wet sanded it and it still didn't clean up, its all the way through the clear coat.
    It has to be stripped and repainted
     
  13. Sep 18, 2014 at 5:27 PM
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    Are they re-clearing it? Or what's your plan
     
  14. Sep 18, 2014 at 8:16 PM
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    That sucks. All the small spots look like something got on it and a lot of it collected at the braw area. Did you go a long time without washing the truck?
     
  15. Sep 18, 2014 at 8:33 PM
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    Sealants and wax are clear coats best friends
     
  16. Sep 18, 2014 at 8:34 PM
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    Thats a direct cause of the deflector,damages more than protects.Seen that plenty.
     
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    When you say this is due to the "deflector", do you mean the clear plastic kind that sticks right to the hood surface? Or the transparent black/grey ones that bolt under the hood like a weathertech?
     
  18. Jun 26, 2015 at 9:10 PM
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    This is correct. Its referred to as delaminating clear coat. Soon it will start peeling. You must have a solid foundation to repaint so the failing clear needs to go.

    Although my hood scoop is delaminating, I have not seen this enough on our trucks to claim a larger common issue. It could be that the hood was poorly repainted.

    PPG warranties their paint for life when its a certified repair, without the need to ever wax. The general consensus in the repair industry is that wax and sealant simply allows you to clean your vehicle easier and do less damage to the paint.
     
  20. Jun 26, 2015 at 9:57 PM
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    I've had my clear for 6 years..I don't think it's the clear bra.
     

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