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paint fading solution?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Sturg, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Sep 13, 2007 at 5:58 PM
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    Sturg

    Sturg [OP] Member

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    Bangor, ME
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    so i bought my tacoma about a week ago and my truck red paint seems to be quite a bit lighter than every other red tacoma i see. i asked somebody why and they said the paint has faded. my trucks a 1996 with 146k miles on it. is there anyway i could fix this or would i just have to repaint the whole thing?
     
  2. Sep 14, 2007 at 5:34 AM
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    007Tacoma

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    Paint fade can be a through and through issue. You could try to buff a top layer off, but then you have even less paint that you started with. I would just look into getting it repainted (if you are going to keep it a long time).

    Let us know what happens. :)
     
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