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Front Mud Flaps took off the Paint!!!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ETaco23, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Oct 29, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    ETaco23

    ETaco23 [OP] Marshall offroad Fabrication

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    So today I was doing some much needed maintenance on my new to me 07. I descided to get rid of the ugly ass front mud flaps. When I did, I then noticed that they rubbed off the paint and now I have a long black line on my fender flares! :mad:

    Anyone know a good fix for this, or should I just get some touch up paint?
     
  2. Oct 29, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    supataco

    supataco Shaq-enzy Falls

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    Damn... I don't want this happening to mine. Anyone know if the stockers kick up a lotta dirt without the guards on?
     
  3. Oct 29, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

    toyotatacomaTRD Senior Member

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    Your front mudflaps look a lot different than mine.. I would take those off also.

    As I was flipping through your pictures, I noticed how your 1st gen was totaled. Since I am new, I didn't hear the story... Did the guy on the bike make it (not sure if I want to know, doesn't look good for him)?
     
  4. Oct 29, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

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    Yeah, I gots boost
    That happened to me too... Not complete paint removal though. You could buff down and try to spot repaint I guess?
     
  5. Oct 29, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    JanBoothius

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    The big rocks took off my front mud flaps :) The easiest mod I've ever done.
     
  6. Oct 29, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    ETaco23

    ETaco23 [OP] Marshall offroad Fabrication

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    The scratch is pretty deep, Im not sure if I could just do touch up paint.....
    I almost should do a filler first then touch up paint.

    Any reccomendations?

    To Rob: the guy/teen on the bike got lucky, and only had cuts and bruises...
    Im soo glad it wasnt worse!
     
  7. Oct 30, 2010 at 4:51 AM
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    45longcolt

    45longcolt Well-Known Member

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    When I got mine a buddy had already told me what happened to his and to just go ahead and take them off. They all end up breaking off and beating up the paint in the process and the back right one wraps itself around the exhaust and makes a nice little smelly mess. I sold them as "new removed" on Ebay for $120. :D
     
  8. Oct 30, 2010 at 5:29 AM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Yes.
    Yup. Took mine off last year for rubbing and the fact that I think they're ugly. Had the exact black lines you have. O-well, I have worse pin-striping from the trails anyway.
     
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