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Dealer installed hood protector has chipped the paint

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by N919HJ, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Dec 9, 2009 at 7:26 AM
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    N919HJ

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    I had the dealer install a hood protector when I bought my tacoma new. Now it has chipped the paint on the leading edge of the hood. Has anyone had this happen to them and have you gone to the dealer yet to see what they will do about it.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    HondaGM

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  3. Dec 9, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    Yup, had it happen, took to dealer, they re-painted whole hood on their dime. Covered under a 12 mo/12,000 mi warranty if installed by Toyota...
     
  4. Dec 10, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    N919HJ

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    Thanks for the reply Asesii. Jbob go do something worth while.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    swise

    swise TRIFECTA!!!

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    that sucks - kinda defeats the whole point of installing a hood protector
     
  6. Dec 10, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    macgyver

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    Yep. When I bought the truck mine had that stupid bug deflector/paint scratcher thing. When I took it off you could see where the brackets scratched the paint.

    When my truck was in the body shop a few weeks ago from hitting a deer they actually repainted the hood for me without asking. I assume to blend the paint. Its fixed now :D no more scratches
     
  7. Dec 10, 2009 at 2:08 PM
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    THE TECHNICIAN

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    I'm betting the dealer installed it wrong. Can you please post a pic of where the scratch is. Either one of you if you can.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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  9. Dec 10, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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    This shit happened to my truck too... I am outside my 12000 miles but not 12 months... think I can get them to fix this too?
     
  10. Dec 10, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    N919HJ

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    925wsbtacoma's is just what mine looks like only a little worse
     
  11. Dec 10, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    Ya I ordered pain from the dealer, and now just have to get a day to fix that.
     
  12. Dec 12, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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    That happened to me and I just had my hood repainted last week. Even though I was five days past my 3yr/36,000mi warranty, Toyota painted the hood for free.
     
  13. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    You got ripped. My dealer keeps pain in stock :D
     
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