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I Hate Parking Lots!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cmouse, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    cmouse

    cmouse [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I hate parking lots. Seems others don't feel the same about my truck as I do. I have a spot on my driverside that another car has propped there door against and there is a white spot where the door touched the paint. I have noticed that the barcelona red seems to be quite susceptible to this. I had the dealer check the paint and they said it was the correct thickness. How they measure this I don't know. I have noticed a couple other spots where the paint has similar "scratches." Any suggestions how to fix without looking like a touch up paint spot?
     
  2. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    HARDSHELLTACO

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    There are guys that go around to different car lots to fix such dings and scratches. Try to get a name and number and get them to give you a on the side cash price.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    luk8272

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    It seems our newer trucks are easily scratched. I also hate parking lots, thats how my bumper got the way it is.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    AzogSS

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    I hate this as well. When possible I park far away from other vehicles, even in the rain. I don't mind walking as much as some people in parking lots do.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    pataco

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    heres how they measure thickness.[​IMG]
     
  6. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    J4RR

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    The paint used on our trucks is really thin, mine has been chipping away from road debris since day one, I think its because carmakers now use water based paints.
     
  7. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    J4RR

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    x2, most car doors will hit your sliders and some suv's and trucks if youre lifted.
     
  8. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    06RedComa

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    Welcome to the fine quality of toyota paint, my radiant red is nicked up the wazoo. I would suggest parking a ways out in the lot but easier said then done especially when its freezing out. Also i heard sliders and running boards gives a little protection from cars.
     
  9. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    I think mine was painted with a black felt marker!
     
  10. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    Fern

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    Me too. I always park far, I dont care walking far, everytime I'm with someone there are like " why do you park so far?' I say shutup and walk , its good for you.:D
     
  11. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    jandrews

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    But if I do have to leave the truck in a parking lot for any period of time, I try to find a corner space as BFE as possible.
     
  12. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    +1 for sliders and parking a few extra spots away. Depending on the depth of the mark- Take it to a detailing shop...They may be able to buff it out. It might be paint off the other car on TOP of yours...With no paint missing from your door.
     
  13. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    x2 i park at the end of the parking lot i hate those bastards and their shopping carts:mad:
     
  14. Jan 14, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    yea, my wife gets pissed when i park far away... i tell her, you think youre pissed walking... you aint seen me pissed when theres a shopping cart mashed up againt my truck... or your car!
     
  15. Jan 14, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    skistoy

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    one of the main reasons i got the nerf bars and bull bar, got my ball in my hitch for the back. gives the truck a much better chance in a parking lot.
     
  16. Jan 14, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    i park so far away ,you have to figure an extra hour of walking each way.
     
  17. Jan 14, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    I have a handful of door dings. Sliders are definitely in my future!
     
  18. Jan 14, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    Sliders were my trucks first mod and my doors still sparkle like they day they were new, except when covered by dust from the trails. :D
     
  19. Jan 14, 2010 at 11:25 PM
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    Money pit.
    Get sliders.

    Problem solved.
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  20. Jan 14, 2010 at 11:50 PM
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    Money pit.
    With my All pro's, you'd have to be in a truck with a 6'' lift to door ding me.

    Anything else is going to hit sliders first.
     
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