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No more Mall Crawling...but :(

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by icallhertaco11, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Jun 9, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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    icallhertaco11

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    Hey guys so this is the story of my first offroading experience. I am 17 years old and have ever gone offroading, this past Saturday was my very first time so I did some research and found an easy trail. The Pilot Rock Truck Trail.

    The day started early in the morning, I thought getting up really early and getting there would beat the other people.

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    The drive up was nice, light traffic and saw a few tacomas but none on here or modded from what I saw.

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    Roadkill.
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    So I made it up there, and began the trail. It was quite easy and there was no trucks or anyone else on the trail until later.

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    Nice view of a lake.
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    Love the views.
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    So as I am coming near the end of a trail I find these two little offroad buggy looking things (no pics) stopped on the trail. The buggy is completely f****ed so I just gotta squeeze my way past, there's enough room to fit and just a bush sits to my right. So the guys buddy moves out the way and I roll through. I rolled up my windows because the buggy was sorta smokey and I didn't want that in the cab. SO as I roll through I hear this odd sound but I just kept going and got through. I then roll down the rest of the trail passing some happy dirt bikers and a truck when it widens up. So after I decide to get out to check out the dirt and what not, and as I approach the right side of the truck I find at least 10-20 scratches all along the right side of the truck. They went from the front fender to the end of the bed.
    I concluded that it was a thorn bush that did it. I went through the whole entire trail and the buggy's had to be right there where that one thornbush would get me.
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    You can see some but I didn't feel like sitting there looking at the horrible accident that was.
    So I went home and my dad and I took the truck to a paint shop and we are getting the right side completely repainted for around 600 dollars. We decided the dealer would charge too much considering we have to get a new bedside decal from the dealer for 70 dollars. The truck will be done on Tuesday.

    But...despite that crap, for my first time trailing it was a lot of fun and I will definitely go back again, same trail maybe sometime but I plan on trying some other trails.


    To end the day saw a sick Ranger.
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  2. Jun 9, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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    ProForce

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    Your paying $670 to repaint that one fender :eek: that's insane. I guess I applaud you for at least getting a legit paint job, but I'm sure 75% of those scratches can be buffed out, and those that can't just add character. It's trail damage, it happens. Pinstripes like those are nothing compared to most I've seen. If it happened once it'll happen again. IMHO, no point in doing the paint unless you plan on never offroading again.

    Or another option is upgrade to glass :D
     
  3. Jun 9, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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    If you are planning to go off roading again, I wouldn't have gotten it painted... Once it gets painted, you aren't going to want to pay $600 again to get it repainted... Also you have an awesome dad, mine would have said, suck it up, you scratched it.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2013 at 6:24 PM
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    HombreSteven

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    Same. Word for word :p
     
  5. Jun 9, 2013 at 6:24 PM
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  6. Jun 9, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Trail damage and pin stripes are a right of passage on my book :)


    Nice looking truck fwiw.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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    teamamerica

    teamamerica Get off your horse and drink your milk.

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    the first time is the worst. i have a 2013 with pinstripes all ready. once i striped it the first time, i could actually enjoy the truck instead of having anxiety attacks trying not to pin stripe it.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2013 at 7:02 PM
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    icallhertaco11

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    Not sure how well I specified that but i'm getting the entire right side of the truck repainted. I just had that pic of the rear fender. It looks worse in person, and I'd rather it have been scratched doing something cooler ahaa.
    I really had no say my dad didn't even want to look at it he just said you're getting it repainted ahaa.
    Thanks guys
     
  9. Jun 9, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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    Thats cool that you can get it re-painted.
    My dad would've said "Sucks to be you."
     
  10. Jun 9, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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    you're 17, and you have a truck like that? wow, you're lucky man! cool pics!
     
  11. Jun 9, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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    Taha what can I say in all honesty i'm a spoiled brat.

    I enjoy the feedback though, any opinion is good in my book.
     
  12. Jun 9, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    Thanks man, and it's good looking but performance it's not anything great as you might imagine with a Pro Comp kit aha:D
     
  13. Jun 9, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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    Youre goin to reoaint the truck? Dude save that money and a good clay bar with a good buffer and compound will clear pretty much all those stripes out lol :thumbsup:
     
  14. Jun 9, 2013 at 7:18 PM
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    Well when my dad is paying I don't usually turn that down ahaha But I mean those scratches were really deep.
     
  15. Jun 9, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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    Don't get it repainted, just get the scratches buffed out. Anywhere that does good paint repair can do it no problem. My buddy works at carmax and fixed this without any repainting .......
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    Dammit ahaha It's already in the shop. I knew I should've posted on Tacomaworld before taking it in, there's always some awesome alternatives from you guys ahaha.:eek:
     
  17. Jun 9, 2013 at 7:47 PM
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    Well at least u will have a new paint job! Lol but my buddy was telling me that they do something with the compound where they mix paint in with it and as they buff it, it fills the scratches in with the filler and the paint, then just wet sand it, buff it and wax it and it looks like it was never even there. Good stuff! Haha
     
  18. Jun 9, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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    At least you can admit it. Honestly if ur getting the truck repainted after some pin stripes I would get out of the game now cause it only gets worse
     
  19. Jun 10, 2013 at 12:31 AM
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  20. Jun 10, 2013 at 12:56 AM
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    You gonna repaint the truck every time you scratch it?

    Stay in school.
     
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