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paint peeling off above grill

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by KingMoo, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Sep 23, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    I was pressure washing the truck a few days ago and I like to get it pretty good in the front where bugs stick. But this time some the the paint started peeling off. I can't be sure if the pressure washer was 100% at fault or if there was an existing rock chip ding there to begin with.

    do I just need get some touch up paint and not spray very hard there in the future?
     
  2. Sep 23, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    you have a 2011. so it was most likely the pressure washer. if it didnt take paint off, just clearcoat, i would go get it professionally re-sprayed and dont EVER pressure wash your paint. if you have to use a pressure washer, use the most gentle tip attachment and dont spray right up on the truck. step back a few feet. you are better off with a good old fashioned sponge and soap method
     
  3. Sep 23, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    If you have a 2011 and the paint peeled, pressure washer or not, take it back to the dealer and let them fix it. My truck is a 2002 and I pressure wash it all the time and the paint has never peeled, except under the wheel wells where I work it real good and there a lot of chip marks from stones where the pressure washer can grab a hold of the paint to peel it. I am actually going to spray bedliner in the wheel wells this weekend, but that's besides the point. I say take it back to the dealer and get it fixed under warranty.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    it depends on if his paint warranty is still good. they dont last very long. my xrunner had a body kit piece that was a shade darker than the rest of the truck and it was only 2 months after i bought it. i had to fight with them for almost a month to prove that it hasnt been in an accident and wasnt re-sprayed so that they would cover it. they ended up covering it but it took a while to convince them
     
  5. Sep 23, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    I agree, it will probably be a fight, but for a truck that new that the OP would probably want to keep for a while, I think it is worth a try. If the paint is peeling now after a few months, what will it look like in 5 years from now? I don't think it should be peeling, as I said in my first post, pressure washer or not. It should be a warranty item (the dealer will have to prove that it was pressure washed beyond normal means if they don't want to fix it). OP can't loose anything by trying, but if he does not try to fix it now he will regret it down the road.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    i agree with you 100%, but if i was the OP, i wouldnt count on them covering it. OP, if i was you, take it to the dealer and DO NOT tell them it is from pressure washing it. they will pull some BS and say your at fault and they will not cover it. just say it started peeling on its own
     
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