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"Extra" paint on lower doors

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by harshest, May 26, 2009.

  1. May 26, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    harshest

    harshest [OP] I am the Sofa King

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    Have you guys notice on your truck what looks like extra paint on the lower portion of the door. You can see in the pictures what looks like to be a color difference. When looking at it real close you can see where they tried to blend it in but didn't do that good of a job.

    Mine is an 05 PreRunner TRD Sport if it matters.

    Just wondering if everyones is like that.

    This pictures are big but I left them that way on purpose so you could see what I am talking about.

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  2. May 26, 2009 at 8:48 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    I've heard it call "orange peel" paint, its supposed to help prevent rock chips
     
  3. May 26, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    harshest [OP] I am the Sofa King

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    Yeah I'm not complaining, actually think it is a pretty good ideal, just never seen it on any other vehicle before.
     
  4. May 26, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    Simon2150

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  5. May 26, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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    mgrande

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    My old man's 07 silverado has it on there too.
     
  6. May 26, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    steviestyles

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    I wish they would of put some of that "extra" paint on the front bumper :rolleyes:
     
  7. May 26, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    Yeah the fenders are different then the body shine to. I can't really tell on my SW but I can tell on the other colored trucks.:rolleyes: Doesn't look bad or anything.
     
  8. May 26, 2009 at 9:58 AM
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    I've only seen those on Toyota. Just the SUV's and trucks though. I had a Silverado, it didn't have those on a 2003.
     
  9. May 26, 2009 at 10:10 AM
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    I've seen that on other Japanese brands. Nissan used it a long tma ago on 300z
     
  10. May 26, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    My teacher pointed that out to me the other day when I was doing an alignment. Said it was common with the Jap stuff. If you have front mudflaps that will protect the bottom side the best. Once you get bigger tires and take flaps off "prone to being not flexible enough and messing up body if broken off" then that bottom part will take a beating.
     
  11. May 26, 2009 at 12:10 PM
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    What he said
     
  12. May 26, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    Rock chip paint or chipguard. Whichever term you prefer. Be glad it's there. The factory was thinking when they built our trucks for longevity not show car looks. :cool:
     
  13. May 26, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    My 1987 Ranger had it as well... believe me, it holds up!!! That truck is now 22 years old with over 230k miles on it and very few rocks made it through that ORIGINAL paint :)


    I'm considering throwing some 3M tape on that area on my truck as an added barrier against rock chips since my mud flaps are off now.
     
  14. May 26, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    Yea, I like it. Hell TBH I almost wish the entire truck was covered in it.
     
  15. May 26, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    Yeah... this is nothing new. My first car - a 1976 VW Rabbit - had it!
     
  16. May 26, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    My old 95 Tacoma even had it....it's been around for awhile.
     
  17. May 26, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    Toyota got bombarded with lawsuits in 2005 for the first few 2nd gen's paint job falling apart in that area. This is the reason for the extra layer(s). They also tried to fix this by implementing the ridiculously gargantuan sized front mud flaps. You can actually take them off and use them as boat paddles or skateboard ramps. You can save 5 mpg. by cutting them down or taking them completely off.
     
  18. May 27, 2009 at 4:57 AM
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    Funny the factory doesn't give a crap about the rest of the paint job. My truck gets a scratch or chip in other areas if I sneeze to close to it...
     
  19. May 27, 2009 at 5:40 AM
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    I had an 87 Ranger! Loved that truck. 2.9 V6 engine 5 spd xtra cab STX 4x4. Traded it in for pos 92 Ranger. :(
     
  20. May 27, 2009 at 6:00 AM
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    Yeah I noticed that on my SW 09 the other day when I was washing it...pretty cool idea. WW you are right, on the SW you can hardly tell it is there. Good idea though, especially since I de mud flapped my truck right after I got it!
     
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