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Paint Fading, Can this be fixed?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JTacoma, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Aug 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    JTacoma

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    Hi all. My paint is fading or the clear coat is coming off. Can this be fixed without repainting the entire fender or am I sol?

    Here is a pic
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  2. Aug 8, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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  3. Aug 8, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    Your paint is delaminating - i.e. the clear coat is failing and coming off. The only repair is to remove the faulty clear and repaint.

    Also, if the hood is not showing signs of the same problem - it was likely repainted.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    Toyotas don't typically have this problem, my bet it was repainted, probably by Macco or something. You can try polishing off the clear, and get it reapplied, the the paint is probably faded by now, so you'd need to paint anyway.
     
  5. Aug 8, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    Isn't a '95 taco paint job single stage? No clear just enamel paint. My '96 was.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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  7. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    My ’91 Toyota pickup started doing that on the roof. It was just dime sized and then eventually consumed most of the roof. I was told they had to change the clear coat formula in the early 90s due to EPA stuff. I see quite a few 90s cars with similar problems. I never found a cheap way to fix it.
     
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