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Have you repainted your tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by trib, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Aug 17, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    trib

    trib [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The one negative I say about my truck when people ask me about my Taco is the poor quality paint. My truck is an '05 and needs a repaint bad. The paint job on my indigo ink Taco looked great at first, but the paint is extremely thin and scratches easily.

    The first year I had it I unknowningly spilled a drink down the side of my truck on the driver's door and didn't wash the truck for a few days and it literally ate through the paint, leaving long streaks on the driver's door.

    I have heard that Toyota uses water-based paints? Is this true? I've never been impressed with water-based paints.

    Has anyone here had their truck repainted? How much did it cost?

    Also if anyone can recommend any good shops in socal I'd appreciate it.
     
  2. Aug 17, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    mattleegee

    mattleegee Well-Known Member

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    You could spend $800 or your can spend $25,000 on a paint job
     
  3. Aug 17, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    as far as the drink down the side, was it a coke?
    the acid in that would eat any paint job, hell it will remove rust.

    as far as water based paints, it will be coming more popular
    with the bad side effects of the old paint chemicals

    I dont think your truck has water based paint.
    but if you were to get it repainted, thats what they may use
     
  4. Aug 17, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    Chad

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    I remember some guy from socal painted his a different color black. Can't remember his name though...
     
  5. Aug 17, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    Ridendirtywhips

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    Im thinking about painting my truck like a custom Orange..
     
  6. Aug 17, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    trib,

    An experienced detailer/detail shop can provide great results with a buffer, compound and polish.

    +/- $200-300 depending where you're located.

    Indigo Ink is one of those colors that benefits greatly from a polishing session.
    Usually much better than expected results, and much cheaper than paint.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM
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    trib

    trib [OP] Well-Known Member

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    wmb67,

    The problem I have is the paint from the drink (protein shake LOL...used to be a gym rat) went all the way to metal. I'll try to take some pics and post up, but I also have other areas on the truck where there are scratches to the metal. I do like the idea of having a shop to touch up rather than repaint the whole thing, but I was under the assumption that a scratch down to the metal requires a repaint of that panel?
     
  8. Aug 17, 2010 at 11:33 PM
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    OZ-T

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  9. Aug 18, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    Post some pics if you can.
    Touch up paint can be tricky, especially large areas or scratches, and often the results are disappointing. Many times painting the whole panel is the only way to get decent results.

    I'd still almost encourage you to try the compounding/polishing for at least one reason...
    1. Much of your paint damage, swirls, scuffs and scratches will be removed or minimized(maybe enough to save you from repainting certain panels).
    Kind of like cleaning it up, so you can really see what might need to be repaired.

    Buffing can clean up alot of paint damage, but sometimes the only solution is new paint.

    good luck
     
  10. Aug 18, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    I painted my old 93 toyota and spent $800 and it looked awesome! But with new paint you are just gona scratch it some more, I would suggest that you just take it to a shop and have them buff it real well and see where you stand after that.
     
  11. Aug 18, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    genxer36

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    I have an 05 only issues with paint are the few chips. I get people asking about my truck all the time & when I tell them it is an 05, they are shocked. And can't believe it is so shiny for an 05.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    tammikm

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    getting a aftermarket hood scoop and they are using water based paint on it, hope it turns out and matches....
     
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