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Deep scratches......

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 508surfcaster, Jan 16, 2020 at 7:19 AM.

  1. Jan 16, 2020 at 7:19 AM
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    508surfcaster

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    I have some deep scratches along the bed of my tacoma I discored after I removed my truck cap. The scratches are to bare metal and have some surface rust forming up. How do I fix this? Touch up paint? If so what is the best one to get?
     
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    Touch up paint will cover the very noticeable scratches, but if you use the simple bottle/brush type it probably won't match 100%. It might be less obvious, but get close and you'll still see the patch. The spray touch up "can" work but it's not a 10 minute project and takes some skills.

    Here's a before and after touch up I did on my Cement OR. No one notices it, but if you look very closely it's pretty obvious.scratchopm.jpg IMG_2518.jpg
     
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    What paint mfg. did you use?
     
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    I used this company https://www.automotivetouchup.com/touch-up-paint/toyota/

    I got the prep solvent, primer, base coat and clearcoat. I could have just use alcohol instead of the solvent, but it was cheap. The hand glaze would be useful I think.
     
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