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Possible rock chip on tailgate?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by mattyshum, Nov 11, 2023.

  1. Nov 11, 2023 at 8:24 AM
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    mattyshum

    mattyshum [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Brand new pickup, brought it home a month ago, went to do my first real good wash and wax, and I find this on the tailgate:
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    It's about the size of a BB, right next to the taillight on the left. No idea how it got there, couldn't be a rock chip in the spot it's in unless it's from a rock some kid threw at the truck. I have a suspicion its from the factory but who knows. Anyway, would appreciate a link or something to how to deal with something like this on my own rather than have someone else do it. Seems like a bit of rust cleanout and a dab of paint would get it 90% there. I don't care if something small is still visible that much, mostly concerned about the rust.
    Thank you.
     
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    Looks like someone shot it with a BB gun.
     
  3. Nov 11, 2023 at 8:26 AM
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    That is exactly what it looks like! Can't imagine when it happened though. Its in my garage most of the time and at work 90% of the rest of the time.
     
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    Kinda strange it's on the tailgate... Does look like a BB gun. You would never know if somebody plinked you while driving down the road.

    Bummer, but what are you gonna do? Maybe a light sanding then some touchup paint.
     
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    Get a touch up pen. It'll have a sanding tip. Sand the rust off and any loose paint, then feather the edge a bit and put the paint on.
     
  6. Nov 11, 2023 at 8:36 AM
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    This is a rock chip. It’s on the passenger side clamshell door. You can even tell where it scratched the primer.
     
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  7. Nov 11, 2023 at 10:11 AM
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    https://www.amazon.com/TOYOTA-Genui...+paint+touch+up+pen+lunar+rock,aps,141&sr=8-2
    Is this what you mean? This looks like just the applicator with paint, no sanding tip. But I could be wrong. I guess I could get this and find some small sanding tip type of thing somewhere.
     
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    Ok thanks, I assume I should buy the clear coat one also to apply on top?
     
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    I wouldn’t.
     

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