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Preferred Method Of Repairing Paint Chips?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by IrishPilot, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Sep 16, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    IrishPilot

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    Not even 1500mi on my Tacoma and already found a pencil tip sized zinger on the hood. Do most of you just get the touch up paint from the dealership or is there a better option? Many thanks for any insight!
     
  2. Sep 16, 2009 at 11:52 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    Ugly hood protector thing not as ugly as freckle faced hood...........
     
  3. Sep 16, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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  4. Sep 16, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    On the same subject, my truck has quite a few chips on the front. The paint seems pretty cheap on the bumper.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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    MotoXdoer

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    stealership paint sucks. the guy then waxed it and there was white debris stuck on the paint. i think the dumbass was painting another car from what it looks like.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    I have to respectfully disagree.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    Soon as I get her ready for wheelin, the mudflaps are coming off...and I have a plan to deal with rock chips. But I can't share it yet, because it's top secret.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    :p

    I just don't want anyone copying/trying it before I have a chance to :D
     
  9. Sep 16, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    Just cut 3" off my flaps today. Seem to handle the bumps a bit better without hitting so often
     
  10. Sep 16, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    Oh yes....very much so...
     
  11. Sep 16, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    dexterdog

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    If you want the damaged area to look like nothing ever happened it can be a time consuming process but well worth it if you want your ride to stay pristine. Google the interweb for the best way. I haven't done it yet but the key is prep and letting the paint harden for a few days before smoothing it out. Also you can't be afraid to do some light wet sanding and buffing. Also when you apply the touch up paint use a toothpick and lightly fill the void. Once the paint comes off of the tip of the toothpick it will spread and fill in nicely.
     
  12. Sep 20, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    Wanted to bump this up since we got a bit off track. Still lookin for a simple solution.
     
  13. Dec 10, 2009 at 3:42 PM
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    Boy-O'-Boy, does that look like a solution. :thumbsup:

    http://www.langka.com/faq.php

    I'm going to Google them and see what kinda postive comments others have made about them.
    If it works, I'd say we have a winner.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    Correct, as long as it Is not the ugly OEM device which also causes damage to said hood.
     
  15. Dec 10, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    There is no 'solution' unless you have use of Mr. Peabodys wayback machine.

    The key is to avoid them in the 1st place, as noted in the above posts. They will never look the same using touch up paint only.
     
  16. Dec 10, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    Add scratches. Makes it look like it went and conquered offroad. That's how I roll. :mudding:
     
  17. Dec 10, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    Bedlining the rock panel's been done before

    :p
     
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