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Took mudflaps off and it left a mark

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lilkiller, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Apr 17, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    lilkiller

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    I just took my mudflaps off after having them on my 07 Tacoma Sport for 18k miles. After taking them off, theres a black line where the mudflaps ended and the paint begins. I'm pretty sure its just dirt caked on in a line but I can't manage to hand scrub it off. Anyone else have this problem? Any ideas on how to get it off?
     
  2. Apr 17, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    TheTacoManChach

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  3. Apr 17, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    JAG

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    It is a known problem for us guys that take the flaps off. The mud flap will leave a cut in the paint on the fender. It is pretty minor. You can get the touch up paint for it. I did it to mine and you can't see it unless you really look for it.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    lilkiller

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    Do you recommend the paint pen or the white-out-like applicator?
     
  5. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    cam01

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    try buffing it out unless it is from dirt being between the mudd flap and the paint if that is the case try the paint pen and if you have access to some clear put that one top of the paint pen then you could buff it out to not leave a mark
     
  6. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    m_taker1

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    i had the same problem when i took mine off, most of junk came off with bug and tar but i definately have a groove where the mud flap was.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    I took the flaps off my 2009 and there was a line, I used rubbing compound and the line is almost gone.
     
  8. Apr 17, 2009 at 10:07 PM
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    311offroad

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    im not too worried about my line, usually some kinda dirt or mud covering it up :D
     
  9. Apr 17, 2009 at 10:39 PM
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    w8n4mud

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    Yeah that sucks. Got the same thing here.
     
  10. Apr 18, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    If you got to the dealer for 7 bucks you get the paint with the pen applicator and the brush. Not a super bad deal....
     
  11. Apr 18, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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  12. Apr 18, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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    yea, took mine off when i picked it up, it had 84k on it, definite marks...the paint is rubbed off and your looking at pure plastic...sucks especially when you have a white truck!
     
  13. Apr 19, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    Don't know what color truck you have, but if it's silver you are in luck. I have this 1" silver pin strip tape that does the job. Few guys here grabbed some off me, due to the fact they had the same issue.
    I have some before and after pic's in my gallery.
     
  14. Apr 19, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    derekabraham

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    Mine isn't too noticeable, but then again it's usually hidden by mud. :D
     
  15. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    lilkiller

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    Woo I'm in luck my truck is silver. I can't find the before and afters in your gallery though. Which page is it?
     
  16. Apr 19, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    lilkiller

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    Nevermind I found it and it looks great! How much for enough to do all 4 mudflap marks?
     
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