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Rocker Panel paint quality

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ywen, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. Mar 18, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    ywen

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    Washing my 03 Tacoma today, I realized there is a line of very slight bubbling along the top of the rocker panel on both sides of the truck. Is this normal for a 1st gen paint job?
     
  2. Mar 18, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    JKD

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    Are you sure it isn't an anti-chip coating? I know they use it on 2nd gens...not sure when they started though.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    jvandelft

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    mine has exactly the same...its antichip coating....cept mine is chipped to shit lol
     
  4. Mar 18, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    My 04 has this coating on the panels.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    ywen

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    Wait the bubbling is an antichip coating? Now that you said it.. the patch between the rear wheel well and the cab has a slight yellow tint to it.. so the coating's edge causes bubbling? THe coating definitely did not help this area as there is a lot of chipping.
     
  6. Mar 19, 2010 at 4:06 AM
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    JimBeam

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    yes...theres a strip that runs along the bottom of the truck body (approx 6-8" wide) that is "bubbled" or "orange peel" supposedly to help preserve the paint
     
  7. Mar 19, 2010 at 4:39 AM
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    fireturk41

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