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Clear Plastic on Sensitive Parts

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Silver_Jim, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Nov 2, 2007 at 8:41 PM
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    Silver_Jim

    Silver_Jim [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I purchased an 08 Tacoma a little while ago. The truck came with clear plastic on certain high traffic areas around the truck. I really hadn't noticed it before, but curious if anyone else has that? Is this protection that is supposed to be there or something that came with the truck during shipment?

    I guess I should ask my sales guy too...
     
  2. Nov 2, 2007 at 8:45 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    i have the same stuff on my 07 prerunner. it's very thick, almost like a clear decal and it's not perfectly smooth either, it feels like it has bumps in it but to answer your question, yes it is to protect the paint in areas that are more prone to be struck with rocks and other debris. i just deflapped my truck today so i'll be relying on the plastic covering a little more now haha
     
  3. Nov 2, 2007 at 8:52 PM
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    Silver_Jim

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    thanks for the confirmation...

    i started reading the threads about debadging, etc and thought holy crap, maybe that plastic that is on the taco shouldnt be there...

    anyway, yea, its thick. seems to make sense, but they dont say anything about it in the literature that caught my eye...

    i guess it's an added benefit
     
  4. Nov 2, 2007 at 9:01 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    it's another one of those "little things" that makes the tacoma as great as it is, like the 9 cupholders in a tony accesscab haha, this is my 7th vehicle in 4 years and the most cupholders i've ever had was ONE in my 2003 wrx, so this gorgeous truck of mine has more than made up for it.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2007 at 7:32 AM
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    Where exactly are these plastic covers? i haven't noticed anything on my truck
     
  6. Nov 5, 2007 at 8:05 AM
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    rhoppas

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    The plastic protectors are on the back of the back door and on the front of the rear fender as shown in this pic. There is also a textured finish (I have heard it called Tough Skin) along the bottom edge of the doors.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Nov 5, 2007 at 9:06 AM
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    TuRDTACO

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    i thought every taco came with it??
     
  8. Nov 5, 2007 at 9:11 AM
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    Ok, i know what you're talking about now, yes i have noticed that. I also noticed the textured finish along the botom. i never paid it any attention so i guess i just didnt realize that it was a clear plastic
     
  9. Nov 5, 2007 at 9:16 AM
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    TuRDTACO

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    yea i am kind of surprised u didnt, but my truck is white so its pretty noticeable. so when is this alliance taco meeting?
     
  10. Nov 5, 2007 at 9:29 AM
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    morcheez

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    my x didnt come with any of that stuff
     
  11. Nov 5, 2007 at 10:39 AM
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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    probably because its more of a street truck. the clear guards are designed to protect the paint from off-roading debris, so i believe only the prerunners and 4x4 probably have it
     
  12. Nov 5, 2007 at 12:31 PM
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    The Carolina meet is gonna be sometime in the spring
     
  13. Nov 5, 2007 at 5:04 PM
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    I wish there was an option to have the whole truck coated in that plastic.
     
  14. Nov 5, 2007 at 8:53 PM
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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    there is but it's a do-it-yourself option lol, just using a ton of the 3m clear paint protector sheets
     
  15. Nov 6, 2007 at 8:42 PM
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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    i'm not sure what it comes on then, maybe all of them except for the xrunners :confused:
     
  16. Jul 6, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    I thought you were talking about an entirely different topic all together... geesh!
     
  17. Jul 6, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    I have the plastic.
    Along the same lines...
    Is the thick hammered finish along the bottom of the cab standard?
     
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