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Matching stock fender flare paint. Possible?

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

  1. Oct 17, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    JBTuncc

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    I'm trying to match the stock look of the fender flare b/c I had to replace one of mine. The dealership that did my truck repainted it and it is shiny compared to the other fenders. I'm wondering what I need to do to get that stock (not as shiny) look. Thanks for your help!!
     
  2. Oct 17, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    claybar and wax the other ones maybe? i dontknow how much of a shine that will cause the other ones to have.....or just get the new one dirty
     
  3. Oct 17, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    There is a considerable difference between the new painted fender and the stock painted fender. Almost an orange peel effect.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    Has anybody had to replace a fender flare since 2005? If so what did you do to make it match?
     
  5. Oct 17, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    Can mods move this to 2nd generation section please.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2010 at 4:50 AM
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    Thanks for moving it! Hopefully somebody here has dealt with this.
     
  7. Oct 18, 2010 at 5:45 AM
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    Post a pic so we can see the problem better.
     
  8. Oct 18, 2010 at 8:21 AM
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    It's on my dads Tacoma. The repainted flare is shiny like the body of the truck unlike the other three stock painted flares. I'm wondering if they can order a pre-painted flare to match the rest.
     
  9. Oct 18, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    I had the small front lower portion replaced about a year ago at a Toyota dealer and it looks just like the rest of the stock ones (textured or whatever)
     
  10. Oct 18, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    That's what is getting me. He had it done at the Toyota dealership...
     
  11. Oct 18, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    When my truck was done the body shop told me the replacement ones come painted. The shop shouldn't paint them at all.

    Go back to the shop and tell them it does not match, and they have to rectify it. Either make them replace it with a new one or paint all the other ones to match.
     
  12. Oct 18, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    I was wondering this myself. I had mine redone after a minor collision and it doesn't have the "textered" look either.

    So the only option is to replace it with a pre-painted one from Toyota?
     
  13. Oct 18, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    Found out today red, blue, and black comes painted. That's it. They still need to rectify the situation.
     
  14. Oct 18, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    If the shop repaired the flare, they likely sanded out the texture from the flare. If that's the case, it will never look like the other flares. You'll need a replacement.

    Can you get a good picture of it? If so, post it up, so I can get a better look at it.

    Oh, and if you claimed the repair under your insurance, keep in mind that you can file a complaint with your insurance company, and they will (or should) follow up with the bodyshop, and get the situation figured out.
     
  15. Oct 20, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    Thanks for all the help. He's going to make them order another flare and try again.
     
  16. Nov 8, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    I checked with my local dealer and found out its not available pre-painted for Impulse red but it is for Radiant red.

    Bummer, I was hoping to get my repainted passenger flare back to the non-shiney OEM look.
     
  17. Jul 14, 2015 at 6:54 PM
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    Very old thread but Ill fire it back up. Had same problem with my bumper of my 2014 they could not match the texture on the little end cap. They reordered the part several times to no avail the paint shop said their paint was just 'too thick". I refused to accept the work they eventually took the part off another Tacoma on the lot. Bad new is ive found two 1 inch crack on each lower corners of the bumpers and im terrified of this turning into the same nightmare problems with being too shiny/ no orange peel texture etc. Anyone else dealt with this?
     
  18. Jul 15, 2015 at 6:02 AM
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    I believe there are different part numbers for the trucks that came with black fender flares, and the color matched. The color matched have an orange peel texture to the plastic, and the base model ones are smooth. Your dealership may have put the wrong part on there.
     
  19. Jul 15, 2015 at 6:58 PM
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    They claimed it was the correct part but were just unable to re create the finish. This whole idea has me nervous now because my truck is about to go in for a crack in the paint on lower bumper about 1/4in long. Not major but its a warranty issue that id hate to let go and get worse but on the other hand if they were to repaint the bumper may be the same nightmare all over again. I guess idk if a crack justifies a complete repaint or what the fix is for that.
     
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