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

Touch up paint

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by WVTacoma, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Aug 30, 2011 at 5:27 PM
    #1
    WVTacoma

    WVTacoma [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2011
    Member:
    #58787
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Have a 4 inch scratch about 8 inches below the handle on my tailgate. Scratch depth is to what appears to be black primer. Do I need to go to the dealer for paint or can I go somewhere like Advance Auto?

    2007 Tacoma Silver
     
  2. Aug 30, 2011 at 8:21 PM
    #2
    charles08tacoma

    charles08tacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Member:
    #51401
    Messages:
    368
    Gender:
    Male
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Vehicle:
    08 Prerunner SR-5 Access Cab
    White Snug Top shell
    All you need is the paint code that's on the tag inside your drivers door jamb. Most all auto parts stores sell touch up paint in little vials that have a brush inside the cap. Advance Auto, Autozone, O'Relly's have them.
     
  3. Aug 30, 2011 at 8:23 PM
    #3
    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Member:
    #11677
    Messages:
    7,958
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    05 Tacoma TRD Sport
    stock, for now
    I went to toyota for touchup paint for my speedway blue..Exact match.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2011 at 8:31 PM
    #4
    Boerseun

    Boerseun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Member:
    #60538
    Messages:
    3,093
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ferdie
    Sarasota, Florida
    Vehicle:
    02 PreRunner DoubleCab TRD
    Bull bar, nerf bars, bed extender, tonneu cover, bug deflector, wish list,....
    I got silver at Advance Auto Parts. They have the exact match if you get your paint color from your truck (inside the drivers door jamb) A 3 letter/number code like 3GA or something like that. They have the small nailpolish size bottles and also spray cans about half the size of regular rattlecans. Remember to get a clearcoat also. Fill in the scratch wit several thin layers of the color, sand lightly with 3000 grit wet sand, apply a coat of clear and sand that flush with your surrounding paint. It wil be a little dull where you sanded - use a good polish/wax and you will have to look closely to find the scratch again. Mettalic paints are harder to fix than regular white or black.
     
  5. Aug 30, 2011 at 9:49 PM
    #5
    Piratefish

    Piratefish Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Member:
    #59484
    Messages:
    416
    Gender:
    Male
    Sebastopol
    Vehicle:
    2011 Tacoma Off Road
    Sadly None
    try autopainttouchup.com
     
  6. Aug 30, 2011 at 9:53 PM
    #6
    Detective_Dan

    Detective_Dan "Place original and witty user title here"

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Member:
    #27235
    Messages:
    4,506
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Colorado Springs
    Vehicle:
    2014 DCSB Beast / 2016 Yamaha FZ-07
    Pelfreybilt Plate Bumper, Pelfreybilt Sliders, OME 886/Dakars, SCS F5's, 33" Ko2's, Cobra 75WXST/3' Firestik, oil catch can, aero turbine 2525, rear differential breather extension, bedmat, weathertech digital fit front/rear, BHLM, custom shiftknob (made by me),
  7. Aug 31, 2011 at 12:15 AM
    #7
    jdmdcfan

    jdmdcfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2010
    Member:
    #48107
    Messages:
    1,075
    Gender:
    Male
    east WA
    Vehicle:
    dcsb
    Bought some at autozone. Match wasn't the best. But not noticeable from about 6 feet away.
     
  8. Aug 31, 2011 at 7:24 AM
    #8
    Maticuno

    Maticuno Resident Pine Swine

    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    Member:
    #57287
    Messages:
    2,904
    Gender:
    Male
    California High Deserts
    Vehicle:
    08 DCLB Sport
    Pioneer AVIC-D3, SWI-PS, Sirius Satellite Radio, 2X In-Cab 110V Outlets, Constant Fog Light Mod, Inverter Always 400W Mod, Anti-Pack-Rat-In-Intake Mod, Eibachs on 5100's, 2" Toytec AAL, B.A.M.F Rear Diff Skid, 265/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler Authority tires
  9. Sep 23, 2011 at 5:26 AM
    #9
    alexander323bc

    alexander323bc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Member:
    #46454
    Messages:
    621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Buffalo New York
    Vehicle:
    4cyl access cab
    I just picked up some touch up paint from the dealer for some minor scratches on the door and a nice chip on the hood. Do you have sand it after you apply the clearcoat? You can pick up a small bottle of clearcoat at like autozone?
     
To Top