1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Scratches/scuffs under the door handle

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by NewTacomaGirl, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. NewTacomaGirl

    NewTacomaGirl [OP] Resident crazy cat lady

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Member:
    #65207
    Messages:
    1,663
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Becca
    Gaymont, Co
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma TRD sport 4X4 V6 access cab
    I have black scuff looking marks under my door handle on the drivers side and i tried to rub them off but they are not coming off. Its under the handle so it is kind of hard to get to. I have a few scratches on my truck that I took care of, but these black scuff looking marks under my door handle are driving me crazy (comes with being OCD about how clean my vehicle needs to be/look) and I was wondering if anyone else has that issue and if anyone knows how to get rid of them.

    Sorry for the size..
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. MXscott14

    MXscott14 Bartle Do Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Member:
    #41541
    Messages:
    373
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Keith Stone
    In Front Of You
    Vehicle:
    tacoma 6inch procomp trail grapplers35's
    Black Headlight, Foglight always on,
  3. NewTacomaGirl

    NewTacomaGirl [OP] Resident crazy cat lady

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Member:
    #65207
    Messages:
    1,663
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Becca
    Gaymont, Co
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma TRD sport 4X4 V6 access cab
    Added pictures to the first post.
     
  4. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    21,343
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    I have scratches in the clearcoat under my door handles

    You mean like this ?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. NewTacomaGirl

    NewTacomaGirl [OP] Resident crazy cat lady

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Member:
    #65207
    Messages:
    1,663
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Becca
    Gaymont, Co
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma TRD sport 4X4 V6 access cab
    Kinda. I posted pictures in the first post. Had to run out the door right after i posted it.
     
  6. NewTacomaGirl

    NewTacomaGirl [OP] Resident crazy cat lady

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Member:
    #65207
    Messages:
    1,663
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Becca
    Gaymont, Co
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma TRD sport 4X4 V6 access cab
    No.. I do not have long enough nails to do that.. :/ i thought maybe it was my keys.. but I have a keyless entry clicker so its not that.
     
  7. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    21,343
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    I don't have long fingernails but that's what mine seems to be .
     
  8. Derpy Derek

    Derpy Derek Derp

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Member:
    #36868
    Messages:
    4,885
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Derek
    Lindale, TX
    Vehicle:
    2012 TRD Sport 4x4 DCSB
    Stow-away roof rack, Entune navigation, Aero Turbine 2525 muffler, Tan Softopper.
    Your finger nails don't have to be long to cause that.. I can't think of anything else that can cause that type of damage.

    Here's a write-up on how to repair it and prevent this from happening in the future..

    http://www.xr-underground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22734
     
  9. NewTacomaGirl

    NewTacomaGirl [OP] Resident crazy cat lady

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Member:
    #65207
    Messages:
    1,663
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Becca
    Gaymont, Co
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma TRD sport 4X4 V6 access cab
    My nails are REALLY short alot of times. :/ never had issues with this before on any other vehicle..

    Thanks for the post and link. Im looking at it now.
     
  10. pinktaco808

    pinktaco808 Hot Steppa

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Member:
    #40651
    Messages:
    2,799
    Gender:
    Male
    our paint and clear is really soft.
     
  11. PolishAndWax.com

    PolishAndWax.com Well-Known Member Vendor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2009
    Member:
    #16962
    Messages:
    603
    Gender:
    Male
    Orange County CA
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tacoma SR5 V6 4x4
    Some mild polish, a microfiber cloth and a little elbow grease will take care of that. Wax it when you'e done.
     
  12. Kody

    Kody Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2011
    Member:
    #64929
    Messages:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bryant
    OK/NY/ Worldwide
    Vehicle:
    06 Doble Cab SR5
    DNX6140 Kenwood, HID's Headlight/Fog lights, Remote starter, many to come...
    Yes I used to have the same problem, I got rid of them by using "Once a year" wax they sell it at walmart or autozone, just rub a little and get under the handle with the applicator. Next, DO NOT DIG YOUR NAILS UNDERNEATH THE HANDLE it doesn't matter if you are a dude or a chick this will start scratching the clear coat and dirt is going to build up over time... solution just pull from the handle. Dueces.
     
  13. NewTacomaGirl

    NewTacomaGirl [OP] Resident crazy cat lady

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Member:
    #65207
    Messages:
    1,663
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Becca
    Gaymont, Co
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma TRD sport 4X4 V6 access cab
    I dont DIG my nails into anything. My nails are always short and never long, and I am the only one who drives my truck.
     
  14. 1Bigbird

    1Bigbird Yo! Wat up peeps?

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Member:
    #55460
    Messages:
    422
    Gender:
    Male
    winter-peg
    Vehicle:
    2010 TRD D-Cab
    My gloves that I need to wear in the winter do this much more than my nails do! It's very soft behind the handles. :(
     
  15. PolishAndWax.com

    PolishAndWax.com Well-Known Member Vendor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2009
    Member:
    #16962
    Messages:
    603
    Gender:
    Male
    Orange County CA
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tacoma SR5 V6 4x4
    Just about every paint problem can be dealt with using basic tools & products and you don't have to use what we sell.

    In fact, if you don't want to use our products in this case, use some Meguiar's M205 and Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax. :D
     
  16. nvtaco

    nvtaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Member:
    #56232
    Messages:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    Vancouver, BC
    Vehicle:
    07 Double Cap TRD Sport
    Vent visors, backup lights, the loadhandler!
    Could be from a gold ring?? Go with the least abrasive to start with, a compound is too aggressive to start with, try Mothers cleaner/wax, cheap and very good. If that doesnt work then go to Meguiars compound, its gentle enough to not do too much extra scratching to the paint. If you go that route, make sure you wax it after the compound.
    Don't waste your money on Megs scratch x. Never worked for me.
     
  17. NewTacomaGirl

    NewTacomaGirl [OP] Resident crazy cat lady

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Member:
    #65207
    Messages:
    1,663
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Becca
    Gaymont, Co
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma TRD sport 4X4 V6 access cab
    I dont wear rings on my hands except thumbs and even then it would scratch the handle, not under it. :/
     
  18. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    21,343
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    It's from fingernails , even short ones .
     
  19. babytruck

    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

    Joined:
    May 17, 2011
    Member:
    #56797
    Messages:
    9,026
    Gender:
    Female
    NorCal
    Vehicle:
    2010 Barcelona AC 4x4 4.0 6spd
    You bought you truck used, right? Maybe it's from the previous owner?

    Use a power ball to polish the scratches out and then use 3M clearbra door handle cups for further protection.
     
  20. Kody

    Kody Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2011
    Member:
    #64929
    Messages:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bryant
    OK/NY/ Worldwide
    Vehicle:
    06 Doble Cab SR5
    DNX6140 Kenwood, HID's Headlight/Fog lights, Remote starter, many to come...
    Okay TacoGirl I wasn't trying to be rude I'm just saying people do, not all people, but it works for me to just grab the handle, just a suggestion
     
To Top