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touch up paint looks like hell

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jtyler1, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Feb 15, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    jtyler1

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    have a used tacoma with some touch ups done to it. looks like it was done with the pen. looks pretty bad. any ideas?
     
  2. Feb 15, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    no ideas unless you have a professional painter look at them
     
  3. Feb 15, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    Cover them up with with mud............... Its a truck...don't worry about it. Or you can have it repainted and no aftermarket paint will be as tough against the elements and small debris as a factory bake
     
  4. Feb 15, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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  5. Feb 15, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    If its metallic paint, you'll never get it looking right with a brush. Good painters can blend a panel, I can't. I do the whole panel.
     
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    I am currently in the process of working on a pretty bad rock chip on my hood. I have a 2010 superwhite II. I am using Duplicolor (Wal-Mart)and am very pleased. I had used it early on a couple of nicks and thought it looked a little yellow. But a friend of mine told me to make sure I shake the shit out of it multiple times. Not just 30-60 seconds, but rather start shaking it a couple of days ahead. It has really made a difference.

    Use paint thinner to get rid of old touch-up paint. And try again. Don't use brush, but rather put a little paint on a piece of paper and use a toothpick to fill in chip. Use multiple thin coats. Doing one coat per day or two. Do so until chip/scratch is filled in nicely. Let dry completely. Then use Langka Blob Eliminator.
     
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    If you want to want it to look like the chip was never there be prepared to spend some time on it. It's about prep, sand and polish. One of the major steps is sanding the rock chip before hand. Use a toothpick to apply the paint to the chip. Let the paint flow into the chip. Let the paint cure for at least three days minimum. Sand smooth with some superfine paper like 1000 or 2000 grit whatever is the least abrasive to smooth out the chip then buff with a buffer and seal.
     
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    Just leave it alone and move on. Its a truck.
     
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  11. Feb 16, 2011 at 12:41 AM
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    A lot of people throwin that "tude" then talking about putting lifts on their "truck". or BHLM or whatever.

    Not like it's a TRUCK!. its your pride and joy, potentially.

    I try to keep mine nice, but what you gunna do. The paint's gunna get dinged and eventually fail sooner or later.

    Not "its a truck move on". BS.. its unpreventable... don't dwell.

    Mine's only a few months old and has chips all over the front and a scratch on the rear quarter. I touched them up, but what more you gunna do.
     
  12. Feb 16, 2011 at 3:04 AM
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  13. Feb 16, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    I assure you its better than your standard body shop repaint. Anyone who has had from bumpers repainted for chips will tell you that it is not baked on under the same conditions and will chip a lit easier.

    Otherwise one would not use that 3m film because a bumper wrap repaint is less expensive than a Film job,

    Then again...I don;t care as much or obsess as much about an 08 truck as I might an 08 G37 coupe. Trucks are not expected to look like you are perpetually driving it home from the dealer. chips and a little Arizon pinstripping son;t look all that bad on a truck. A nice car however looks like ass all chipped and dinged up.
     
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