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so, how is your paint holding up?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by w103tws, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Jul 31, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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    w103tws

    w103tws [OP] Well-Known Member

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    a few yrs ago, I picked up a 2000 Radient Red taco, that was actually pink. Took 2, 4hr sessions of cutting and buffing to bring it back to red. Waxed it every month with meguires yellow carnuba, and it still seemed to start turning pink again so I sold it.

    Now, I'm looking for a 2nd gen and just didn't know if the Rad Red is still having the same issue, or which colors, if any, are having issues?
     
  2. Jul 31, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    JKD

    JKD Well-Known Member

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    My speedway blue seems to chip from just a stiff breeze, and I'm taking it in next week to figure out why a 3-inch long crack in the paint appeared above the driver's side headlamp (no dent or impact there to cause it).

    It's pretty, but the paint seems to be closely related to cake frosting.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    w103tws

    w103tws [OP] Well-Known Member

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    wow, that sucks
     
  4. Jul 31, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    joneill03

    joneill03 Look away, I'm hideous!

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    Mine gets pelted with rocks from dump trucks all the time. The top of the cab is starting to look a little beat up on mine after less than a year. I have one rock chip on my hood which I did a half hearted attempt to cover and didn't turn out too well. It seems to scratch very easy as well, but it's silver so the scratches don't show quite as badly as a darker color would.
     
  5. Jul 31, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    Badwin45

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    Aries 4" Oval step tubes, Aries bull bar, Hella 500FF driving lights, Weathertech digifit floor liners.
    Mine's 6 weeks old and I already have 2 rock chips and 3 spots where mud and bug crap have etched the clear coat. :eek:/

    I never had any issues with my Y2K taco in lunar mist metallic.
     
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