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Painting fenders/ Scratches

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by grizz mv, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Oct 17, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    grizz mv

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    So instead of making 3 different threads, I decided to just make 1 mega thread with my detailing questions.

    First I have a silver taco, and i want to paint the fenders and front bumper black. ( too much silver for me) Now I was at the dealership over the weekend getting a tundra, and i happened to see the 2011 4runners have the exact look that i want. I've searched around on here, but haven't found any specific products that were used, just some pics.

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    I'm not sure what the best product to use would be to get that flat black plastic look, I also wouldn't mind trading some look for durability because my fenders do get hammered. So any suggestions would be awesome.

    Second is I have some very light scratches that are pretty much invisible after i wax, but after a couple weeks are a little more apparent. My dad says they are all the way through the clear coat, but i don't think so. I read about doing clear coat touch up, but they run almost the entire length of the truck. (due to a tree branch) I was wondering if i just pulled out the orbital and used some skill if i couldn't just buff them away?
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    Any input would be great.
     
  2. Oct 18, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    DNG

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    Maybe try trading someone who already has the flat black fenders? I'm sure they'd appreciate the color-matched ones you have
     
  3. Oct 23, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    brian

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    If the scratches are light, they should come out with a little compound or polish by hand. Heavier will require sanding, not for the faint of heart or inexperienced.

    Get rid of your orbital buffer.
     
  4. Oct 23, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    05tacoSPORT

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  5. Oct 23, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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    brian

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    Oh yeah, for your fenders......


    did someone say 'Plasti-DERP?' Best of all, you get to 'trial' the look first, then if you don't like it, peel it off.
     
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