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Textured paint on rocker panel

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mickdizzle, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Jan 3, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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    Mickdizzle

    Mickdizzle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was just looking at my 2012 tacoma when i was pulling the tube steps off and noticed that the paint on the bottom part of the rocker panel was textured. Anyone know why this is? is it just extra paint down there?
     
  2. Jan 3, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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    SuperTacoma

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    I heard it is done to help prevent chipping.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    Pugga

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    Same thing on my 2007, also heard it was something to do with rock chip protection.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    SoJersey

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    my whole truck is covered in it!!!!















    j/k :)
     
  5. Jan 4, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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    griffin407c

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    it's something they've been doing on all sorts of vehicles for a looong time
     
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