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Paint correction, 2014 Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Marcusmitchell, May 15, 2023.

  1. May 15, 2023 at 8:00 AM
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    Marcusmitchell

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    Hi!

    was wondering if anyone had any dyi advice for how to correct this paint issue on my roof. I purchased this truck used and since it has been in Texas for its whole like I think this may be due to uv exposure.

    any advice?

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  2. May 15, 2023 at 8:02 AM
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    IPNPULZ

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    That looks like clear coat failure and needed to be sanded down and repaired.
     
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  3. May 15, 2023 at 8:20 AM
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    is it practical to do this myself? Any advice on the materials I would need?
     
  4. May 15, 2023 at 8:28 AM
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    Another option you could do is vinyl wrap it. It's not a permanent solution but it does stop it from getting worst and if later on down the line you want to actually fix it you can just pull the wrap off. I did that for my hood and it looks great IMO.
     
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    Depends on how handy you are. If you’ve never done paint work before, probably not the greatest idea.

    If you want to keep the truck really nice, pay a professional. Or just leave it as is.
     
  6. May 15, 2023 at 3:05 PM
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    Paint correction can be tricky if you don;t know whats happening.


    I have used this combo before with great results but only on a small area on my old taco. This site has tons of videos to watch https://www.chemicalguys.com/ click on the red learn thingy top right takes you to learning videos

    https://www.chemicalguys.com/c4-clear-cut-correction-compound-16oz/GAP11616.html
     
  7. May 15, 2023 at 3:08 PM
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    Don't take it personally, but if you have to ask I'd just get it done by someone professional. Speaking from experience.. I attempted something similar in a different vehicle and it didn't come out that great. Just my .02

    Either way, good luck with it all.
     
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  8. May 16, 2023 at 2:30 PM
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    In order to fix either repaint or have it covered with vinyl.
     
  9. May 16, 2023 at 5:06 PM
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    You cannot "correct" what is no longer there - the clear coat. In fact, correction involves taking off a microscopic layer of paint by definition, and you can't afford to lose any more paint.

    As has already been said, a repaint or wrap is pretty much your only options.
     
  10. May 16, 2023 at 5:09 PM
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    Looks like a new paint job is needed.
     

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