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Tailgate paint

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Carson1199, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. Feb 14, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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    Carson1199

    Carson1199 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I got these starches when someone closed the garage on my truck. Should I try to repaint it myself or get it professionally done, how much do you think it will cost. Thanks20190214_162949.jpg

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  2. Feb 14, 2019 at 3:18 PM
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    tyjoja

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    Just had my tailgate repainted in oregon... cost me 275
     
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  3. Feb 14, 2019 at 3:19 PM
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  4. Feb 14, 2019 at 3:23 PM
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    Pilot0527

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    It doesn't look awful but pics can be deceiving. I would wet sand and then buff just to see if you can get it all out. If that doesn't work then I would just have someone else do it.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2019 at 5:06 PM
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    You think thats bad? have a look at mine, it has the classic bend from too much weight, and a nice amount of paint cracked from said bending :D
     
  6. Feb 14, 2019 at 5:07 PM
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    TXpro4X4

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    About 200-300
    Make sure it's a good well know spot.
    Colors fade after a while
     
  8. Feb 15, 2019 at 10:37 AM
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    grant318is

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    As someone who has done paint correction for 10+ years, you may be able to get a DA polisher, some Meguiars M105 and M205 and make that look about 80% better. Then use a small amount of touch up paint arround the corners.

    The harbor freight DA is pretty good for the money if you use a 20% off on it. Get the pads from autogeek. The velcro on the harbor freight pads aren't great.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-57-amp-heavy-duty-dual-action-variable-speed-polisher-62862.html
     
  9. Feb 15, 2019 at 12:18 PM
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    PackCon

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    Have a pro do it. Equipment to do it yourself would be costly.

    My guess is $500 to repaint.

    If you can catch the scratches with your nail you can’t buff it out. But if you can’t you probably can buff it out. A local detailer can quote you. Its hard to tell just how bad it is.
     

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