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paint question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by needataco, May 30, 2008.

  1. needataco

    needataco [OP] Active Member

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    I just bought a taco about two weeks ago and I just took it thru the car wash. After the wash I decided to look the truck over and I noticed that the paint along the sides between the wheels toward the bottom looks 'textured' - I'm not sure how else to describe it. Is this normal? Just want to make sure the wash didn't mess up my truck.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Marioso

    Marioso El Pitufo

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    word ive felt that too like a rough feeling along the bottom of the truck not smooth
     
  3. jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    its normal. its a type of coating done to help prevent rock chips/etc
     
  4. lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Thor

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    There should also be a covering by your rear wheel wells. It is smooth, but you can see the edge of it.
     
  5. Marioso

    Marioso El Pitufo

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    i always wondered what that sticker thing was
     
  6. needataco

    needataco [OP] Active Member

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    thanks guys, makes total sense
     
  7. eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    Completely normal...... just one thing..... don't put your Tacoma on those carwash.... they usually scratch the paint, not to mention the water is recycled, it has chemicals and stuff which damage your painting....
     
  8. EquinsuOcha

    EquinsuOcha Bourbon

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    That's a similar product to the 3M Clear Bra. It's just a thick sticker-type paint protection.
     
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