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how durable is white paint on new tacomas

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ds46000, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Jun 3, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    ds46000

    ds46000 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Do the new 2nd gen white tacomas still only have a 1 stage paint of white/clear or do they have a 2 stage basecoat & clearcoat?

    The reason I ask is because I've always liked the white trucks but I don't want something that won't be as durable as the other colors. I currently have speedway blue but am considering trading it in.

    My brother has a 2001 w/ white paint and it's really oxidized...the whole truck looks like it was painted w/ flat white paint. It's horrible. He doesn't do a lot of washing/waxing though (although, he did for the first couple years that he had it).

    Will the white trucks paint last just as long as any other colors...and still look shiny & new if you keep up the maintenance, say after 10 or 12 years?
     
  2. Jun 3, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    charles08tacoma

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    I bought my white 08 Prerunner new. It is base coat/clear coat. The Front bumper & fender flares appear to have a slightly less glossy clear coat on them. Mine is not garaged so I keep it washed & waxed regularly. I haven't had any oxidation or fading problems with mine so far.
     
  3. Jun 3, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    I have a 2006 and the paint seems to be holding up just fine. The first year I never waxed it and that was my fault and it was parked outside for about the first 1-1.5 years. But now its been garaged for about 3.5-4 years and I only wax it about once every six months. I need to wax it more often and I will, its just that the winters last pretty long where I live.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    ds46000

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    charles, so it is a 2 stage paint? just curious, how do you tell? i was under the impression that toyota uses only a 1 stage paint for the white vehicles. Was that changed for the 2nd gen? Thanks for the help.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    charles08tacoma

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    My local PPG paint dealer & PPG's auto paint website show Toyota Super White as base coat/clear coat.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    jdmdcfan

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    The front and rear bumpers are single stage. the rest has clear.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    river rat 69

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    My 07 looks new,[​IMG]
     
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