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front bumper paint fading (radiant red)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rdcar, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Jul 23, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    rdcar

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    Is it me or the front bumper radiant red paint fades before the body. I also get red paint on my wax applier when I wax the bumper. Is it me or does it happen to everyone else? It's pissing me off :mad:
     
  2. Jul 23, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    im pretty sure all 2nd gen tacos have that problem n the same with the fender flares!!!
     
  3. Jul 23, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    So it happens to yours too?
     
  4. Jul 24, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    The worse colors to get is RED. . . The bumper and fenders all looked PINK to me. . . Very ugly.

    I had mine repainted and it was well worth it! Its very shiny now and matches the rest of the truck.

    Get it repainted or get a aftermarket bumper.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    yes!!! even though i have the impulse red!!!
     
  6. Jul 24, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    ^ Yeah, but if you wait too long. The clear is no more and you're rubbing paint. Then you've gotta repaint. I don't even think they clear it to be honest.
     
  7. Jul 24, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    Interesting point. I wonder if toyota used some kind of two-in-one paint and clear formula. I find my paint amazingly easy to scratch as well.
     
  8. Jul 24, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    Indigo ink has this same problem, if not worse. Thats one of the reasons why I traded mine the hell in... :cheers:
     
  9. Jul 24, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    So no need for a new paint job, just do a clear coat? How much did that cost?
     
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    Everybody tells me that my truck was in an accident before I got it because my bumper is pink.

    I just show them the pink door handles and then they believe me.
     
  11. Oct 23, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Red paint of any style oxidizes and fades quicker and easier than anything else. For red to have a long like you have to wax constantly to help prevent it.
     
  12. Oct 25, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    Really starting to notice this on the Impulse Red Tacos that I see in town.
     
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