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Paint quality on the 2017 Taco

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 17tacomalb, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Nov 13, 2017 at 8:16 PM
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    pismo61

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  2. Nov 13, 2017 at 8:33 PM
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  3. Nov 13, 2017 at 8:53 PM
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    As far as looks go, I am pretty happy with the paint on my truck, wish it were a little thicker though.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2017 at 10:11 PM
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  7. Nov 14, 2017 at 10:05 AM
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    That was my first thought too?
     
  8. Nov 14, 2017 at 10:13 AM
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  9. Nov 14, 2017 at 10:41 AM
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    I know the 040 has clear coat, the general online consensus is that its an integrated clear coat though, which means the 040 paint is thinner than the other metallic and pearl paints. There doesn't seem to be a definitive answer but there are several threads on various forums where people have posted letters from Toyota reps saying exactly that.

    Not saying you're wrong as you seem to know more about paint than I do, but I did find this interesting... Have a Toyota store right next door to my Honda dealer so I grabbed a paint meter and found this:

    Super White fender/hood:
    WHITE1.jpg
    WHITE2.jpg

    Metallic Gray fender/hood:
    GRAY1.jpg
    GRAY2.jpg

    Barcelon red fender/hood:
    RED1.jpg
    RED2.jpg


    All the metallic paints varied between 4.0-5.0 while the super whites consistently read 3.0-4.0... which is consistent with the general online consensus that the super white is single stage and thinner....

    This isn't definitive proof as I only measured about 10 tacomas and there are other variables... but I did find this interesting and seems to support the idea the super white IS thinner.

    Maybe its just a coincidence or theres another explanation?? Maybe the metallic paints give different readings because of their material and are not necessarily thinner or something??

    Edit: just asked the bodyshop manager and he seemed to agree with you, said the super white is TWO stage, but said the pearl whites and THREE stage which would make them thicker. He seemed to think the metallic paints are two stage just like the super white but he didn't seem confident in that answer and when we paint metered a few and saw the super white is thinner he didn't really know why :notsure:

    This may be one of those things where we'll never have a REAL answer
     
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  10. Nov 14, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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    Super White does have separate base and clear coats. The most common pearl white that Toyota uses is 070. It has a white primer base and an integrated base/mica clear over that.
     
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  11. Nov 14, 2017 at 2:41 PM
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    Good thread good info except for the choad catfish21.
    Thanks everyone for all the good info!
     
  12. Nov 14, 2017 at 3:01 PM
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    From what I understand super white does have a clear coat and base, but is sprayed together. Apparently the lighter clear up rises to the top during the curing process, but is sprayed as a single stage. This might be why some people say "its not a single stage" yet you can see that it's definitely thinner than the other true clear coated paints.
     
  13. Nov 14, 2017 at 3:07 PM
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  14. Nov 14, 2017 at 4:04 PM
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  15. Nov 14, 2017 at 7:42 PM
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