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desicions, decisions, desicions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacoman101, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Oct 12, 2009 at 2:53 PM
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    tacoman101

    tacoman101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Today i ventured down to the local auto body shop to see about a price quote for some scratches on my truck. I hate scratches on my truck, i know they are just part of owning a truck, but i hate them. A few days ago i was with some friends that showed my this trail that they wanted to take my truck on. So i agreed, they led my down this trail and it got narrower and narrower, then i turn this corner and the trail ahead is only the width of an ATV. Not wanting to look like a pussy i drive through. I cringed when as i heard the scraping of all the tree limbs shredding the clear coat on my alnost perfect truck.

    The next day i cleaned my truck and surveyed the damage, and sure enough i have plenty of scratches all along my truck. Luckily there were only scratches on the passenger side. I was pissed, so, like i said, i drove to the auto body shop. Its only $250 to paint/clear coat my hole passenger side of my truck. I was wicked happy about the price. I don't know if i should live with the scratches, or take the oppurtunity to get them taken care of at a bargain price.
     
  2. Oct 12, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    Cars0n`

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    if its not to the bare metal i say just leave it cuz its gonna get scratched up again especially with a 4X4. but if you cant deal with that id try to buff them out first before repainting
     
  3. Oct 12, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    Blumpkinson

    Blumpkinson Fuelled by plutonium and wild animals

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    If your gonna keep going on trails then i would think that would be $250 down the drain, its just gonna get scratched up next time. I would get some sliders with that money and call it a day.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    blkcoma32

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    It goes w/ the territory when you're wheelin' dude. I had a hard time gettin used to it also. Bare your scratches with pride buddy!!!
     
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