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Tacoma bumpers and splash guards

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by reznor, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Aug 7, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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    reznor

    reznor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi everybody,

    I have a question for owners of Tacoma with a standard 4X2 or 4x4 version (without the SR5 package). How do you like the black plastic bumpers and/or splash guards ? They are not painted like the rest of the body, is that right ? I want a 4x4 standard Tacoma but I'm afraid in few years, the colour of the plastic is going to be "flat" (a kind of grey). We see often this on old Tercel or Echo with front bumper. It's kind of ugly ... Do you know what I mean ?

    Please take a look of the pictures I attached. First one is the Tacoma model I am looking for. Second one is an old Echo with a plastic bumper? Do I have to expect to have this issue with my Tacoma after few years ?

    Thank you.

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    Echo.jpg
     
  2. Aug 7, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    TRICOMA

    TRICOMA Tacoma with the TRI package

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    I like the flat black fenders...I wish it was an option on the TRD package..but I went vinyl and love it. I am sure there is a way to protect the fender from the sun so it doesn't fade. You can always try and trade someone for some color match ones.

    Here is a picture of my truck with a white bumper but black fenders.
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  3. Aug 7, 2010 at 7:34 AM
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    hawkeye12

    hawkeye12 Go Pack Go!

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    The fascia is known to fade really badly after about 8 years. The only way to really avoid this, is constant garage parking, and not offroading it. If you wheel your truck, it will over time make it worse.

    Different vehicles, different bumpers, same aspect.

    http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/painting-rear-bumper-write-up-784372/

    I followed this write-up when I painted the claddings on my WJ. My bro now has it 2 1/2 years later and it is still holding up nicely.

    You can only expect that material to fade eventually.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2010 at 4:39 AM
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    reznor

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