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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by JIgawatts, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:29 PM
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    JIgawatts

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    So I got some bright fresh yellow road paint on the drivers side of my taco the other day. I've still got some work to do, but I removed most of the specs of yellow from the metallic grey paint, however I'm kind of waffling around what I should do about the fender liners and business side of the mud flaps.

    I don't feel like scrubbing and I don't feel like spending money on new liners and mud flaps. Would spray painting over the yellow be a decent option? I figured I could remove them easy enough, clean them, spray a fresh coat of black paint on them and no one would no the difference but me.
     
  2. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:33 PM
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    Find the paint guys and coat the rest yellow to match. :D
     
  3. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:35 PM
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    Can of Rhino liner?
     
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  4. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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    JIgawatts

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    lol, it would be one of a kind.
     
  5. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:40 PM
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    JIgawatts

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    I was looking at rust-oleum rubberized undercoating.
     
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  6. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:45 PM
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    I’m sure same kinda thing
     
  7. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:47 PM
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    Probably will flake off the plastic parts
     
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  8. Jul 6, 2020 at 1:10 PM
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    Go offroad and cover it with mud.
     
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    Clearwater Bill

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    Will lacquer thinner remove it? Try it up the wheel well and see.

    If it works, it won't hurt the plastic.
     
  10. Jul 6, 2020 at 2:52 PM
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    Kevin Jones

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    I wouldn't paint them as once you paint them you keep having to paint them to keep looking good.
    Have you tried using this stuff:

    IMG_2185.jpg
     
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    Goof Off perhaps, if not then try lacquer thinner
     
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    Try some WD-40
     
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    @JIgawatts you don't feel like scrubbing your fender liners, but you think uninstalling your liner, prepping it for paint, spray painting it, waiting for it to dry, and reinstalling it is easier? :confused: You'd have to scrub the liner anyways to prep it for paint, that is if you want the paint to stick well and last.
     
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    Nothing like a 5 gal of paint falling off a truck/trailer on the roadway. Been there. If I could find that guy....
     
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    If u get 285’s the problem will take care of itself
     
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    Have you tried a real 3000 psi power washer and being careful not to blast the bushing or joints?
     
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    Go to your home improvement store a get some goo gone that should do the trick
     
  18. Jul 6, 2020 at 6:16 PM
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    I feel like scraping it off with a sharp putty knife along with the help of some Goof Off would take care of it pretty quickly. Since it's on your plastic fender liner and mudflaps it's not like you have to worry about scratching it like you would if it was on your paint. Also since there's typically a pretty good layer of dirt and road film coating your fender liners the road paint probably isn't adhered to the plastic itself very well. I imagine it would scrape off pretty easily.
     
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    Usually takes a lot of scrubbing, its the best thing you can do if you're on a budget. Don't mess up your paint while you're at it lol
    Would recommend a micro fiber towel cloth, adhesive remover (goo gone preferred), and a lubricant thats safe on car paint.
     
  20. Jul 6, 2020 at 6:47 PM
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    OP said he already got most of the paint splatters off of his paint. He's just worried about the plastic fender liners and mud flaps now. With those he can actually get pretty aggressive with it. I wouldn't be worried at all if I scratched my fender liners while scrubbing off paint. Nobody's looking in there and it gets beat up anyways from the constant abuse from road debris lol.
     
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