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Light Colored Trucks - Paint that Pinch Weld!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by bb609, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Jul 26, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    bb609

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    Warning! After reading this, you may never look at a Tacoma the same way ever again!:D

    This is a dupe.....from about 5 years ago on TTORA although I haven't seen it posted on here so here goes. But first, besides giving credit to the previous poster on TTORA, I want to recognize the guy who invented blue painters tape. My hero! :proposetoast:

    So, here's a few pics that I vadered to show some really nice trucks (last one is my old truck).

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    Nice trucks eh? But wait! What's that slag hanging off the bottom of the cab?




    Why it's the nasty crude ugly looking pinch weld!

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    What to do? Cut it off? Nope. Paint it!



    Tape it up, light sand (I used steel wool) and clean with rubbing alcohol to remove wax and crud. I sprayed mine with 3M undercoat spray along both sides of the pinch weld so you get the added benefit of sealing it from the elements as well.

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    Are you following me camera guy???

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    Final results (pardon the wax).

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    No more pinch weld!

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    The sun hasn't come out in 2 weeks around here so the pics of my red truck don't show the change very well but hopefully you get the idea. Here's a few pics of my '03.

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    So, whaddya think?
     
  2. Jul 26, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    Burgman

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    nice post it looks alot better
     
  3. Jul 26, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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    Padilla1880

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    Wow, that actually looks good. A lot more cleaner! Never really given any thought to that.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2009 at 9:36 PM
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    NumNutz

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    Great mod. Love it
     
  5. Jul 26, 2009 at 9:52 PM
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    CometKat

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    I did this mod within a month of owning my truck. I’d say do this on any color except black

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  6. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:24 AM
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    URBIKESUCKS

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    I hate looking at the sides of the truck and seing that area, will be painting it black as well.
     
  7. Sep 1, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    aces2

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    Wow! I've owned my truck 15 months and spent countless hours staring at it from every angle. I can't believe I haven't thought of this or seen it done before. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Sep 21, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    ilovetacos

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    I painted my pinch weld today! Looks 10x better and the wife even noticed.

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  9. Sep 21, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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    Pretty cool. What are those screws on that one for?
     
  10. Sep 21, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    Are you talking about mine? Not sure what screws you are talking about.
     
  11. Sep 22, 2009 at 5:50 AM
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    20% tint, painted handles,painted grill, wet okole seatcovers,sockmonkey decals
    what is the best things use paint wise???
     
  12. Oct 1, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    I'm gunna do this to my black '04 taco!!! Seriously, good write-up!
     
  13. Oct 12, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    aren't your pinch welds already black? :confused:
     
  14. Oct 12, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    Why? Why do you need to show me this? I was fine before. Living everyday without noticing. Now, Now I have to fix this. Oh wait, my truck is BSP. You know, the best color ever!! But seriously, looks great on the other colors. Nice post.
     
  15. Oct 12, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    Im confused....aren't the black tacoma's pinch welds already black? I may/could be wrong
     
  16. Oct 12, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    SARCASM!! :annoyed:
     
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    Just might do this today.
     
  19. Sep 26, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    A lot cleaner looking. Never really given any thought to that. Great mod. Love it. You on the other hand just gave me more work to do.
     
  20. Sep 26, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    what is the best paint to use?
     
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