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Super white clear coat

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Thechrishirata, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Dec 5, 2018 at 7:53 PM
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    Thechrishirata

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    So I have a 2018 Tacoma trd pro, I was looking to do some paint correction, my understanding is that the previous generation Toyota super white cars only used a 1 stage paint. Does the newer version use a 2 stage with clear coat?
     
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    Super white is still single stage as far as I know
     
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    Pretty sure the 'solid colors' are single stage and the metallics/pearls are two stage. You will probably get a lot of answers both ways. I would recommend contacting a reputable body shop (find out which one your local dealer uses?) and ask.
     
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    All colors are two stage.

    Edit: I looked it up in the CCC estimating system.
     
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    if your rag doesnt turn white...its got clear coat on it.
     
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  8. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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    040 is still single stage pretty sure.
     
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    Yep,

    ...and if your idea of paint correction is to wet sand dust nibs, don't. Someone at the factory attempted sanding a couple of nibs out of the finish on my white 2018. The nibs were leveled but the finish now has a couple of smooth black dots.
     
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    Paint correction on a white Toyota..?
    What exactly are you trying to remedy?
     
  11. Dec 6, 2018 at 12:43 PM
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    you could honestly just wax it by hand its going to look the same as a tri stage cut and polish. white is boring to say the least to work with, it doesn't show oxidation and swirls nearly as much as other colors.

    edit: by white I mean 040 in particular. lets leave the 4runners tri stage white out of this debate
     
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    Exactly. Clay the impurities and rust deposits, wash, polish. Done!
     
  13. Dec 6, 2018 at 6:09 PM
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    Super White still is only Single Stage paint. I have/had a letter from Toyota Corporate to prove it. this has been gone over on this forum many times. it has a mid clear mixed into the paint, but it isn't the same as spraying base coat then spraying a clear coat over it.

    but Super White is easy to maintain. when mine starts showing fallout really badly I give it a good wash. then while the truck is still cool to the touch and wet I spray Adams Polishes fallout/iron remover all over it. let it dwell for 3-5 mins. while it dwells I mix up another clean bucket of car wash soap and get my Griots fine paint correction mit (basically a synthetic clay bar made into a wash mit). after the lil rust spots start to turn purple I just rewash the truck with the "clay mit" and then rinse it all off. all the fallout/iron spots are gone. dry it off and then use any polish you want. I always use a finishing sealer because my truck is daily driven. a sealer works better for vehicles that get driven a lot. wax is more for less driven/show vehicles.

    by the way, we own 3 different colors of White vehicles. my wife's Lexus is Ultra White, our daughter's Cherokee Trailhawk is Pearl White and my Taco is Super White. I do wish my Super White had an actual clear coat on it though.
     
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  14. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:20 PM
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    I am leveling out any swirls on the paint so the ceramic coat can bond easier with the paint and have a smoother surface
     
  15. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:29 PM
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    I did exactly this. Used Menzerna IP on an orange pad. On my 2014 it finished out just fine.
     

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