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Factory black paint is thin.... or is it just mine.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BG04Taco, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Nov 4, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    BG04Taco

    BG04Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My truck is black sand pearl and man it scratches easy. I feel like they put on a coat left for lunch, came back and said this one is done. I feel like I need to repaint it just because over the years I dried it with a towel after a wash. I used to detail for work so I know what Im doing.

    Anyone else have this problem.
     
  2. Nov 4, 2009 at 5:27 PM
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    topgun155

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    It isn't thin, but its black black shows everything.
    Just be careful with it, and accept it won't be new forever.
     
  3. Nov 4, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    BLKTRD6SP

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    It is thin, i would say paper thin but it is no where near that thick! Worst paint on a vehicle I have owned.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    Ktaco

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    my whole truck is scratched to sh*t. Seems like most of it is just through the clear coat but there are some down to metal. A nice coat of mud draws the attention away from them...
     
  5. Nov 5, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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    STLharry

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  6. Nov 5, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    Janster

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    It's thin...or so it seems that way. I keep getting hairline thin scratches on mine that I have no idea how they go there. Annoys the crap outta me.

    Maybe it's thin clearcoat...?
     

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