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Paint Issues

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by klbarker, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Jul 25, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    klbarker

    klbarker [OP] New Member

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    Karen
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    step bars vent visors
    Hi everyone!! My name is Karen and I am a new member! I need some help with something. I have a 07 Tacoma SR5 4dr. that I purchased new in February of 2007. I love my truck and I have not had many issues with it. I have 44K miles on it now. I take good care of my truck, but I have had a couple issues that are not mechanical come up. One is the overhead compass and temp. It just stopped working about 3 weeks ago. I also found a spot in the paint on the hood yesterday when I was washing it. It made me sick. The paint on my truck is silver and the spot is about the size of a quarter. It looks like the clear cracked, but it is raised. I'm sure that Toyota will tell me that something got on the paint, but I don"t think so. If something splattered on my truck it have more than one spot.

    My question is: Has anyone else had any problem with the paint on their 2007 tacoma? I am not familliar with Toyota paint issues. If anyone out there can shed some light on this or know some facts on paint please help me... I appreciate any knowledge on this issue.

    Sincerely,
    Karen
     
  2. Jul 25, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

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    Welcome to TW. I would have to say that toyota paint is sub par. I personally have never had an issue such as you speak of but there are tons of us out there that feel our paint is prone to chipping.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Welcome. There is a fix for the compass/temp. Do a search and you shall find it.

    Did anything get on the paint that was left unattended for a period of time-like bird poop for instance. bird poop is acidic and can damage the paint if left on the vehicle.
     
  4. Jul 25, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    klbarker

    klbarker [OP] New Member

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    I appreciate you telling me about the compass/temp. fix.

    Nothing was on the paint. When I see bird poop on my truck, I rinse it off!!
     
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