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Someone keyed my truck, need advice.....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by speedydave, May 20, 2012.

  1. May 20, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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    speedydave

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    Like the title states, I was out of town on a business trip and the day I was to come home someone keyed my truck. It starts on the front flare and hits every panel all the way back. You can feel it with your fingernail, it will not buff out.

    The body shop wants to repaint all the affected panels. Front fender moldings, pass door, pass access door, pass bed side.

    I don't really want to repaint my almost new truck, does anyone know of a touch up product that would provide a good quality fix, or is repainting all the panels the only way to go?

    Does Toyota sell the fender moldings pre-painted?

    My truck is white if it matters.
     
  2. May 20, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    Repaint.

    Touch up on that many panels might be okay for a 20 year old truck where you just want to protect against rust, but it's never going to look right.
     
  3. May 20, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    dexterdog

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    Re paint is the only way. No touch up kit would look good.
     
  4. May 20, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    Reprinting would probably be the best bet. They may as well repaint the entire truck if they managed to key that much.
     
  5. May 20, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    Touch up will look horrible against new paint. If you trust the body shop and know they do good work, repaint and blend.
     
  6. May 20, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    repaint
     
  7. May 20, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    Thanks guys, I think the shop is pretty good. I made a couple comments about my expectations, and he fully agreed and understood. With it being white I think we can get away with just painting the affected panels.
     
  8. May 20, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    i dont have any advice on any products, but that sucks, lots of scumbags in the world, between yesterday afternoon and a few hours ago, someone just stole my hitch drawbar
     
  9. May 20, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    Yeah, I checked it at 7:30am then had to take a test. When I got back at 9:30 it was done. I don't know anyone in the town I was in. I was parked in the same parking spot for 2+ days.
     
  10. May 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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    there a lot of shitty people in the world, and they're jealous of what you have, but glad everything else is fine, there could be much worse
     
  11. May 20, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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    Could have just been a random vandal jealous of your truck, or it could have been someone who felt that they "owned" the parking spot that you had taken over.

    We had a stretch for about 2 months during which every dark blue vehicle in our condo complex was keyed bumper to bumper... some on both sides.
     
  12. May 20, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    Really gets my blood boiling to hear about this crap... those scumbags need to have some balls - if they have a problem with you, they should say it to your face not destroy you property behind your back. So cowardly. Or they need to grow the fuck up and stop screwing with other people's hard earned property for fun...
     
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    You're lucky you have white. White is very easy to match compared to other median colors....
     
  14. May 20, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    Yea repaint and yup white is easier
     
  15. May 20, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    ^Yep.. Someone keyed my tailgate :(
     
  16. May 20, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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    repaint
    some peeps can be really a--holes
     
  17. May 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM
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    If you are gonna repaint anyway, I would park in the same for a few days before the new paint job, hide a camera somewhere and catch the creep. They'll come again... catch 'em in the act.
     
  18. May 20, 2012 at 9:21 PM
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    I found an odd scratch the other day...It's on the driver's side door..and kind of in an S shape...But it starts and stops...don't think it was an on purpose thing.
     
  19. May 21, 2012 at 8:10 AM
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    It happened in another town. I'm not going back over there for a while.
     
  20. May 21, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    Dupli-color then buff it. Dupli-color will have the exact paint match for your truck. That's what I did with my car and you can't notice it. They use the factory paint codes.
     
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