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Crack in the paint...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JKD, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Mar 15, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    JKD

    JKD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I found a crack in the hood's paint, just above the driver's headlamp. There is no dent, no damage to the paint (no scratches or chips), just a hairline crack right along the curve of the hood as it descends toward the headlamp housing.

    I've seen this in paint jobs where the paint didn't adhere properly to the primer...but I haven't seen it on a factory job before.

    Am I right in thinking that pretty much the only option to fix it--even thought it is, as of now, a minor crack--is to sand down and repair the bad area, then respray the whole hood?

    I'm not all that excited about seeing how well they can match the Speedway Blue...
     
  2. Mar 15, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    due don't sweat it............think of it as a badge of honor.........a hair line crack is no reason to waste your money on having the hood repainted......
     
  3. Mar 15, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    Not my money...this isn't damage, it's a defect. I'm going to have the dealership look at it.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    Probably your best choice...is it still under warranty? With a truck that's only a year old, I don't think it's a badge of honor. It is your truck and it obviously is a defect.....Tell the dealership that you think it's a defect and they should fix it! If they don't .... You can always go to the press! :eek:
     
  5. Mar 15, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    If I were you I'd swing into the dealership too , they might fall all over themselves to help you with all of the bad press ( mostly exagerated bullshit ) Toyota has gotten lately ,

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    Yeah, this truck was built in the first week of July last year, I took delivery before the end of July. Eight months is a little soon for the paint to start peeling off.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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    Dealer/warranty for sure. A badge of honor is more like my truck, with it's hundreds of Arizona Pin Stripes...

    Also, they could have had some damage done in shipping (minor scuffing of the paint even, nothing serious probably) and got it re-shot before the dealer ever saw it. Could have done a poor job with the patch job... happens nothing to worry about.
     
  8. Mar 15, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    My roof had a dent in it but I just hit the roof liner and the dent popped right out, thought everything was ok but about a month after that there was a hairline crack in the paint.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    The bumper-to-bumper warranty is 3 years and 36,000 miles. If it was a rock chip that's one thing, but this is clearly a paint defect.
     
  10. Mar 18, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    Here's a couple of photos. Crack is near the center in both photos. It is easier to see the limits of it in person, though it kind of looks like the crack will get longer at each end.

    In the photos it looks like it could be a hair laid across the paint. If you run your finger over it, though, you can feel the edges very well, and looking at it from a variety of angles you can see the 'ridge' that the crack raises in the paint.

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