1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Terrible Chips in paint

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Lentsnh, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:24 PM
    #1
    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10953
    Messages:
    10,069
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2007 Hummer H3 Tactical Edition
    None yet- Future: HIDs, Tinted tails, LED interior lights,
    Tacomas must I say do NOT have the best paint. I waxed and clay bar-ed my truck today and I swear I think I saw about 12 chips (normal on the hood) but there was this big one on the driver side door corner.

    If I get the Paint from OEMPaints.com will it still show up?
     
  2. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:31 PM
    #2
    TEX357

    TEX357 TX

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Member:
    #12438
    Messages:
    2,151
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    05 TACOMA
    285\70-17 BFGoodrich KM2's 17x8 Pro Comp 7089
    Been wanting to know this question too, have alot of chips in the front bumper that need to be takin care of
     
  3. Mar 20, 2009 at 10:51 PM
    #3
    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10953
    Messages:
    10,069
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2007 Hummer H3 Tactical Edition
    None yet- Future: HIDs, Tinted tails, LED interior lights,
    anyone??
     
  4. Mar 21, 2009 at 12:36 AM
    #4
    senor taco

    senor taco ROLLIN ON RUST

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2009
    Member:
    #12330
    Messages:
    2,343
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Monterey Bay, Ca
    Vehicle:
    O7 Tacoma PreRunner SR5
    17in fj cruiser wheels satoshi grille with devil horns emblem Single in double out 50 series flowmaster with stainless tips Kenwod ddx512 double din touch screen DVD reciver with a single Rockford fosgate 12 in sub with an alpine amp tinted tail and third break light silverstar head and fog lights k&n drop in Billy 5100's on all 4 corners with a 2"AAL
    I'm in the same boat fellas
     
  5. Mar 21, 2009 at 1:04 AM
    #5
    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Member:
    #12480
    Messages:
    4,072
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff...I'm pretty sure
    East Bay, CA
    Vehicle:
    Quite possibly, someday...
    Huh, that's interesting. I guess the only thing good on the hell hole Mazda, I, accidentally of course, slam my zipper end (nice little hunk of metal) into the paint almost daily and have absolutely no problems. In fact, I just fell onto the car the other day with the rivet of my jeans first and not a thing happened. But then you take into account all the other crap and the car is still crap...wow that was one hell of a tangent. :D

    They like rock chips or something???
     
  6. Mar 21, 2009 at 5:41 AM
    #6
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    13,620
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    I use Langka paint chip repair (and OEM paint).
    http://www.langka.com/

    It's a do-it-yourselfer kit that is perfect if you don't have a whole lot of time or $$ to fix chips. With a little practice - you can make some light chips/scuffs disappear (pending paint color). Deeper ones aren't as easy.
    Metallic paint colors are harder than plain paint colors.

    I've used this on our corvette and made certain areas totally disappear. I've gone over previous owners chip repairs and made them look 80% better. On the truck, I've repaired a deep chip on the hood - but you can still find it, it's not that bad. The metallic paint makes is harder to blend in. Another repair on my door is impossible to find.

    The neat part about this Langka stuff.... you can repair the chip and if you're not happy with the results, you can literally clean off the original repair and start all over again. Practice and fine tuning the technique makes a big difference.
     
  7. Mar 21, 2009 at 8:56 PM
    #7
    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10953
    Messages:
    10,069
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2007 Hummer H3 Tactical Edition
    None yet- Future: HIDs, Tinted tails, LED interior lights,
    Yeah I imagine. Road Rash and even flies smack the hell out of the paint. and I dont know how the paint fell off of the corner of the drivers door.
     
  8. Mar 21, 2009 at 8:57 PM
    #8
    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10953
    Messages:
    10,069
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2007 Hummer H3 Tactical Edition
    None yet- Future: HIDs, Tinted tails, LED interior lights,
    Thank you Janster for that link:D Well if you use it on your vette and looks good then it would definitely look good on a Taco
     
  9. Mar 22, 2009 at 1:53 AM
    #9
    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Member:
    #12480
    Messages:
    4,072
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff...I'm pretty sure
    East Bay, CA
    Vehicle:
    Quite possibly, someday...
    huh...so the paint is like ok paint? I mean if it were to live on the road all its life ti should be relatively unscathed after a good amount of road time?
     
  10. Mar 22, 2009 at 6:15 PM
    #10
    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10953
    Messages:
    10,069
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2007 Hummer H3 Tactical Edition
    None yet- Future: HIDs, Tinted tails, LED interior lights,
    Yeah its ok paint but its not as good as say BMW. Well my dad drives it on the interstate ALOT on trips
     
  11. Mar 22, 2009 at 9:45 PM
    #11
    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Member:
    #12480
    Messages:
    4,072
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff...I'm pretty sure
    East Bay, CA
    Vehicle:
    Quite possibly, someday...
    Gotcha. See mine would live on the streets a lot of its miles and not so much on the freeway but I try to stay away from lifted trucks with no mudflaps and big rigs with open tops so I should be good.
     
To Top