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Tacoma paint

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by stump jumper, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Aug 23, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    stump jumper

    stump jumper [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have only noticed since I bought my Tacoma but the paint shade really seems to vary. I thought that maybe I was looking at different years until I bought some touch up paint. Mine is Barcleona Red but seems to be lighter than a lot of the ones I have seen on the road. The touch up paint is a much darker. I have noticed that there seem to be several shade variations on blue also. I wanted a blue but did not like the 2009 version. I have seen several that have a darker blue that I like. Is this just my eyes or what?
     
  2. Aug 23, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    Two different reds and two different blues

    Barcelona Red (darker)
    Impulse Red (lighter)

    Indigo Ink (darker)
    Speedway Blue (lighter)
     
  3. Aug 24, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    stump jumper

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    I pretty much figured out that there are 2 different reds and blues. The brochure for the 2009s that I saw at the dealer only showed white, silver, barcelona red, ugly blue, black, and the greenish looking brown. I have Barcelona which is supposed to be the darker but have seen Tacomas that are darker than mine. The touch up paint I bought is much darker. I just wonder if they did not screw up on the color. My door tag definitely says 3R3 which is Barcelona.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    Jimmyjohn

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    No one can mistake Speed way Blue for Indigo Ink, For Sure!!!
     
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