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Defective paint

Discussion in 'New Members' started by ddimatheson, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Apr 26, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    ddimatheson

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    Any other Tacoma owners having issues with their paint?
     
  2. Apr 26, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    edit: what kind of paints issues?
     
  3. Apr 27, 2012 at 1:59 AM
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    Welcome to TW. You'll have to provide a lot more information than that before anyone will be able to help. Is you paint peeling? Pictures also go a long way. Here's a link to help explain how to upload photos. I lot of help self-help topics can be found in the tabs at the top of the page under the banner.

    Frank
     
  4. Apr 27, 2012 at 2:35 AM
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    coffeesnob

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    Paint is crap on all newer vehicles.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2012 at 5:21 AM
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    Welcome...And what kind of "issues." Chips are common because of the primer and thickness of the paint. There are some spots that have an orange peel like chip protector that can look like bubbles if you aren't familiar with it. If you don't wash it-It will be dirty.

    So what is the problem you are having?
     
  6. Apr 27, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    ddimatheson

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    Here is a pic of my Tacoma's paint problem.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Apr 28, 2012 at 4:25 AM
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    coffeesnob

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    Maybe someone threw some acid on it.
     
  8. Apr 28, 2012 at 4:34 AM
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    1980

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    That's a lot of damage to have occurred via normal "wear and tear" to a 2005 Tacoma. I have a 2006 that has sat outside every day and it still looks almost new.

    It almost looks to me like someone dumped a bunch of paint stripper on it. Maybe your wax brand had something to do with it?
     
  9. Apr 28, 2012 at 5:28 AM
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    Looks like a repaint with a primer issue.
     
  10. Apr 28, 2012 at 5:37 AM
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    I was thinking brake fluid. How quick did this happen? and how long after it first started till it looked like the picture?

    Frank
     
  11. Apr 28, 2012 at 5:55 AM
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  12. Apr 28, 2012 at 6:10 AM
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    Dang OP - I thought you were gonna show some pics of bubbles or orange peel or something like that. Instead it looks like an acid bath. That's not something others have issues with, esp a '10. You buy new or used? CarFax?
     
  13. Apr 28, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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    Someone put something bad on the roof,,, Thats not everyday ware or paint fade
     
  14. Apr 28, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    Nothing was spilled on it. I live in So.Cal. I wax my truck often using McGuire's Wax. When it first started to break down it looked like there was some sort of spider web cracking going on. Took it down to Toyota and the service manager there said that another Tacoma had come in with the same problem. It took 9 months for the paint to peel down to the metal.

    I bought the truck brand new. Was very proud of it and paid a lot of money for it. Very unhappy Toyota won't even reply to my email.
     
  15. Apr 28, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    First off don't send an email, you need to call them. Think about how many emails they get a day.
     
  16. Apr 28, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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    I think if that I'd bought the truck new and that happened that quickly - I'd be after Toyota too. It'd be another thing if you bought it used and didn't know the history. For example if it had been damaged and repainted. But as the original owner you know the history and you've got a certain amount of extra clout with Toyota.

    But you're going to have to be persistent.

    You remember that whole Pickup truck paint issue from around 1985 to around 1988 thing?? You're probably too young. An entire generation of trucks had paint start to peel because manufacturers changed the primer/painting technique.

    Anyhow, thankfully it's not that widespread; you seem to have a fairly isolated problem. (Lots of folks come to TW with their various truck complaints, and we just haven't seen very many paint complaints.)

    Write angry letters and phone calls. Keep after them. Don't take no for an answer. But ultimately, what you're going to get offered is *partial* payment towards a new paint job, which is reasonable (IMO) given that you've already got seven years of use out of the truck.

    If you decide it's not worth the hassle, just go for a repaint at one of those low-cost shops like Maaco or Earl Scheib.

    Bummer!
     
  17. Apr 28, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    The Dust Bowl
    Here is another Tacoma with the same issue -- it's a 1st gen but only a year from yours so maybe the same paint technique was used. If I'd have seen it alone I'd have said that it too had had something spilled on the roof but perhaps something is occasionally misapplied or improperly mixed at the factory. Or it could be a heat-related issue -- both of your vehicles are dark. Heat is the reason why the "old timey" trucks often came with white cabs..

    http://www.carcomplaints.com/Toyota...aint_on_roof_peeling_down_to_bare_metal.shtml

    Unfortunately, even if the there was a paint application problem at the factory once a vehicle is out of warranty they usually no longer consider it their responsibility, unless it falls within the corrosion warranty period and was caused by rust, and only then if the metal is completely perforated.
     
  18. Apr 29, 2012 at 7:42 AM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Contact your State Attorney General's Office and open a file (it is free, compliments of your taxes)

    I'd love to be a fly on the wall when they contact your dealership.

    Get the names of the people you are dealing with and log everything into a journal.

    Good luck.

    P.S. Revenge is AWESOME! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. May 26, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    ddimatheson

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    Can anyone suggest a good vendor to buy a OEM Hood scoop insert for my 2005 Tacoma.
    Something flew up off the freeway, hit my hood scoop and cracked it. :mad:
     
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