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Paint doesnt want to scratch

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jeremy_283, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Dec 29, 2008 at 3:39 PM
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    jeremy_283

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    you all think our tacos seem more scratch resistant than most vehicles?
     
  2. Dec 29, 2008 at 3:41 PM
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    luk8272

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    That would be a negative here. Mine has road rash.
     
  3. Dec 29, 2008 at 3:41 PM
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    fireturk41

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    my paint is starting to chip...
     
  4. Dec 29, 2008 at 3:50 PM
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    steviestyles

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    Is this the first vehicle you have ever owned? I would say the Tacoma is one of the worst for paint scratches.
     
  5. Dec 29, 2008 at 3:51 PM
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    genxer36

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  6. Dec 29, 2008 at 3:52 PM
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    jeremy_283

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    no but it's the first i've ever waxed......... every wash gets a wax (because the water stops beading)
     
  7. Dec 29, 2008 at 4:09 PM
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    steviestyles

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    Maybe the waxing prevents scratches. I know for a fact our front bumper cover chips rather easily because of the plastic texture, the paint doesn't really like to adhere to it.
     
  8. Dec 29, 2008 at 4:18 PM
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    jeremy_283

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    i hit a ditch strait on cause i thought i saw a cop... knocked my bull bar up into my bumper.... later i just got out and man handled it back down and rubbed the marks off my bumper.. no scratches.....
     
  9. Dec 29, 2008 at 4:29 PM
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    derekabraham

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    I've got a few scratches.
     
  10. Dec 29, 2008 at 4:35 PM
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    kristopherl

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    I sneezed next to it earlier today and I got a scratch
     
  11. Dec 29, 2008 at 4:36 PM
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    The paint on my tacoma really sucks. Mine has "spots" in the paint - don't know what they are from and after I washed her yesterday, I noticed alot of fine scratches in the paint. I have a few minor chips. I'm wondering how well the paint will hold up over time.... I have a '99 camry and that paint is in alot better shape for the age than the tacoma.
     
  12. Dec 29, 2008 at 6:04 PM
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    Seems to me the sheet metal thickness isn't any better than the paint. Both could be improved.
     
  13. Dec 29, 2008 at 6:39 PM
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    What is it about "seeing" cops that make you steer into ditches? That's what I want to hear about.
     
  14. Dec 29, 2008 at 6:51 PM
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    I wandered that myself.....now it vanished into thin air;)
     
  15. Dec 29, 2008 at 6:52 PM
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    i took a wrong turn.... and had to turn around.... so i picked the nearest place i could....... which just so happened to be right there:)... i went through the ditch... into the field... at the right angle.... my exit wasn't as graceful cuz i saw lights
     
  16. Dec 29, 2008 at 6:53 PM
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    not a very good story....:(
     
  17. Dec 29, 2008 at 7:19 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    You want to see bad paint, buy a Nissan. You can literally dig into it and chip it off with your fingernail.

    I don't see Toyota paint as being any worse than any other import. I think this is one area where domestics are still ahead, IMO.

    I am like you, extreme, I wash and wax all the time so my paint is in pretty good shape.
     
  18. Dec 29, 2008 at 8:19 PM
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    some paint is fine..others arent. My dad just drug his 02 throu some stuff...Ill post pics up in a week or 2
     
  19. Dec 29, 2008 at 9:04 PM
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    br217398

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    i almost purposly scratch the dang thing now, since it has so many already.... i feel the paint is too thin, or the clear coat is lacking... just my opinion
     
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