1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Paint color faded

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by 12retire, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. Oct 13, 2021 at 1:51 PM
    #1
    12retire

    12retire [OP] •••••••••••••

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2017
    Member:
    #223008
    Messages:
    246
    Gender:
    Male
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD Off Road. Pyrite Mica
    I just noticed this on my truck today. Im pretty sure its not the clear coat because there is no difference on height when you run your finger across it. I wax my truck at least 3 x a year. Any ideas? There is some spots on my roof also.

    6D7596FE-6761-47BA-A874-582369F20B88.jpg
    7A296690-23CB-4348-9EEE-6150A892D190.jpg
     
  2. Oct 13, 2021 at 3:05 PM
    #2
    gorram

    gorram Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2017
    Member:
    #211352
    Messages:
    739
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 Limited
    Sure looks like failed clear coat, it's usually not a coincidence that it's always the upper facing panels that get beat down by the sun the ones to go first. I've heard that once you hit a certain point there is still clear there but the UV inhibitors are all gone so it fades.
     
    Too Stroked likes this.
  3. Oct 13, 2021 at 3:24 PM
    #3
    Unchained 5150

    Unchained 5150 Rick

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2014
    Member:
    #139054
    Messages:
    65,410
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Auburn Ma
    Vehicle:
    2021 TRD Poser Pro Manual.
    Get some Maguiar's Ultimate Compound and a white cutting pad if you can. Start off with the buffer on 2 to move the product around, then move up to 4 or 5. That should take the color out of the whiteish area, then use a red or black pad with the Maguiar's Ultimate Polish doing the same numbers on the polisher. If you have to compound a few times to get the white out do so with no pressure on the machine let it do the work for you. If you have to polish a few times that's okay as well with machine pressure only. Finally finish up with the Ultimate Wax and you should be good to go. Maybe spray an iron remover on it first and then clay bar it before moving on to the 3 step process.

    https://www.amazon.com/MEGUIARS-G55...compound+and+polish+kit&qid=1634163494&sr=8-2
     
    gotoman1969 likes this.
  4. Oct 14, 2021 at 3:22 PM
    #4
    jrallan26

    jrallan26 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Member:
    #32
    Messages:
    1,205
    Gender:
    Male
    Iowa
    Vehicle:
    2004 White D-Cab TRD
    With very fine sandpaper you can “feather” the area then shoot another coat of clear.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2021 at 9:21 AM
    #5
    Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2017
    Member:
    #208501
    Messages:
    3,787
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    South shore of Lake Ontario
    Vehicle:
    2021 4Runner SR5 Premium
    OP, Please don't even consider this as an option until you have tried polishing the area first. You really need to verify / identify what your real problem is before diving into highly invasive repair techniques. Simple polishing will give you a much better idea of what the problem is - and is not.

    As for sanding and attempting to apply new clearcoat in small areas, you're never going to be able to properly feather the new clearcoat.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2021 at 4:22 PM
    #6
    12retire

    12retire [OP] •••••••••••••

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2017
    Member:
    #223008
    Messages:
    246
    Gender:
    Male
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD Off Road. Pyrite Mica
    Thanks for the suggestions. I will try unchaineds method. I use maguiars ultimate paste. I will stick with that method first.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2021 at 5:43 PM
    #7
    brandon78lusch

    brandon78lusch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2019
    Member:
    #308678
    Messages:
    4,025
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brandon
    East Carolina University
    Vehicle:
    2019 TRD Sport DCSB, 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
  8. Oct 23, 2021 at 6:29 PM
    #8
    12retire

    12retire [OP] •••••••••••••

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2017
    Member:
    #223008
    Messages:
    246
    Gender:
    Male
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD Off Road. Pyrite Mica
    I haven't tried anything yet. I need to show a professional detailer or something. Parked in the garage for awhile
     
  9. Oct 23, 2021 at 6:39 PM
    #9
    gotoman1969

    gotoman1969 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2018
    Member:
    #254966
    Messages:
    6,363
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    San Antonio, TX United States
    Vehicle:
    2015 Silver Tacoma PreRunner
    3" ToyTec coilovers, JBA UCA's, Bilstein 5100's
    IMO. That’s not a failing clear coat. Where do you normally park? Appears something has gotten on the clear and caused some discoloration.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2021 at 3:26 AM
    #10
    12retire

    12retire [OP] •••••••••••••

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2017
    Member:
    #223008
    Messages:
    246
    Gender:
    Male
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD Off Road. Pyrite Mica
    Whats weird is , I just bought a car cover for it about 6 months ago. I dont work so its mostly in the driveway with the cover on it. Im wondering if the cover did something to my paint. That is where the cover sits directly on my truck. I tossed the cover.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2021 at 4:53 AM
    #11
    Caslon

    Caslon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2020
    Member:
    #319290
    Messages:
    577
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2003 Base Cab. 2 whl drive. 5 speed
    Is clear coating even worth it? Why?
     
  12. Oct 31, 2021 at 12:28 PM
    #12
    gotoman1969

    gotoman1969 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2018
    Member:
    #254966
    Messages:
    6,363
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    San Antonio, TX United States
    Vehicle:
    2015 Silver Tacoma PreRunner
    3" ToyTec coilovers, JBA UCA's, Bilstein 5100's
    Any remedy on this op?
     
  13. Oct 31, 2021 at 12:38 PM
    #13
    cryptolyme

    cryptolyme Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2020
    Member:
    #332715
    Messages:
    708
    Gender:
    Male
    Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2021 SR Access Cab 4x4 2.7L
    looks like it's just material from the car cover. it will probably buff out.
     
  14. Oct 31, 2021 at 7:40 PM
    #14
    12retire

    12retire [OP] •••••••••••••

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2017
    Member:
    #223008
    Messages:
    246
    Gender:
    Male
    So Cal
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD Off Road. Pyrite Mica
    Im thinking its from the cover but its underneath the clear coat. I dont know if thats possible but its my problem now. Dont use covers
     
  15. Nov 4, 2021 at 7:51 PM
    #15
    Caslon

    Caslon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2020
    Member:
    #319290
    Messages:
    577
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2003 Base Cab. 2 whl drive. 5 speed
    Can I just add that…I wish I hadn’t used a touch up paint pen to use on some paint scratches that weren’t even down past the lighter primer. My “Lunar Mist” touch ups look like shit.. If you have a 1st gen “Lunar Mist” body paint and small thin scratches showing the primer…I’d leave it be. The touch up will look twice as shitty noticeable, no matter if it’s Toyota or another paint company assuring “original “Lunar Mist” paint color. . The touch-ups are noticeably darker. I think “Lunar Mist” color was tweaked somewhere between 2003 and now. And, all they have is “now.”
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2021

Products Discussed in

To Top