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Paint Repairs Color Code Watch Out!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by billas333, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:13 PM

    billas333 [OP] They Still Love To Hate Me! - T.O.

    Nov 12, 2008
    First Name:
    2008 4x4 Tacoma Sport
    Mods so far: Tube steps from toyota, Bed extender from toyota, Spare Tire lock, Sound System Makeover, Tacoma All-Weather heavy duty rubber floor mats. Rear TSB, Icon Coilovers w/ TC UCA's and 3inch rear block with rear 5100 bilstein shocks, Black Headlights, Grillcraft black grill, Devil Horns from Andres, Black Headlights, Chrome Liquid Metal Gatlins Wheels, 285/70R17 Nitto Tera Grapplers, Wet Okole Seat Covers! Seat Belt Chime Mod, Flowmaster 50 series dual exhaust, Debadged tailgate, TRD Decals, HID hi/low + fogs.
    So for about a year I have had some scratches on my bedside that I have needed to get fixed. Well one day I go out to my truck and notice someone scratched the crap out of my gas cap door and above and below it. Weird looking scratch about 2 - 3 inches wide in three spots.

    Anyway I decided to take care of it and since my comprehensive deductible is 100 bucks they had me pay 200 for two seperate incidents DOH!

    Anyways I took it to a reputable shop where the had to completely repaint the entire bed. So after about 4 days I go back to pick up my Black Sand Pearl taco and it is parked under a shade tree looking freshly waxed and sweet.

    I drive home and get it out under the sunlight and BAM! My bed and cab do not match at all. There was way too much pear/ /blue metallic in the paint and in the sunlight the truck bed was completely blue.

    I had to deal with it for about a week because I go to school out of town where I had it painted. I called the owner at the shop and he was shocked to hear it of course but was totally cool with fixing the problem thankfully!

    So long story short I dropped her off again and when I went to pick it up I asked him what the hell happened to begin with and apparently the color code for the Black Sand Pearl is 209 from the manufacturer of the paint. Well they have variants in the formula that he told me was literally 3 drops of the blue metallic that made all the difference in the world.

    Truck is repainted and matches perfectly now! I am so happy it is fixed and not shinning blue anymore LOL

    But yea if you have to get repainted watch out for the color code variants!

    Either that or the guy fed me a crock of shit and they just F'd up to begin with, either way thats the story.
  2. Apr 25, 2010 at 5:19 AM

    Justin626 Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2007
    Palmer, Alaska
    2007 4x4 TRD Sport DC Super White
    Toytec 3" w/ AAL, N-Fab Nerf Bars, Lightforce 170mm Strikers, N-Fab Light Bar, Metra Ipod Adapter, Scosche Auto Start
    It's good to here that they didn't hassle you about fixing it. Good info.:)
  3. Apr 25, 2010 at 6:12 AM

    Brunes abides.

    May 31, 2008
    First Name:
    DC or New Jersey - Depends on the day....
    08 Red/Graphite and Satin Black
    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit
    Interesting that a specific color code has variants...That seems to defeat the point of having a color code.

    Glad you got it taken care of tho!!
  4. Apr 25, 2010 at 6:33 AM

    george3 Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    new jersey
    Seat belt beeper, Cabelas (Weathertech) floor liner gray, Covercraft Seat Savers in Taupe, Protecta Heavy Duty Rubber Truck Bed Mat, Pop n Lock PL5200, Pace Edwards Full Metal JackRabbit, Wolverine oil pan heater, Scangauge2, afe pro dry s filter, Remote Underbody 4 Piece LED Light Kit (White) used as Bed light, DIY Washable Cabin Air Filter, PA15-TOY, 4x4 Illuminated Switch, full synthetic, Redline Tuning Hood Support, Smittybilt Nerf Steps black powder-coated
    WTF how are you supposed to figure out a variant ?:confused:
  5. Apr 25, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    wcm608 Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2008
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    08 DC LB 4x4 SR5 Impulse Red
    When I painted my grill, impulse red had 6 or 7 different shades. They had
    to take the color samples out to the truck to get a good match. My first try was from Napa. Not even close to the impulse red color.

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