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Touch up paint

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by gilligoon, Nov 23, 2017.

  1. Nov 23, 2017 at 5:20 PM
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    gilligoon

    gilligoon [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I found a pinhead size chip right next to the bedliner on top of the rear fender. Paint flecked off and looks like it might be down to the metal. Probably from when a NRS cam buckle flipped out and sounded like it hit metal.

    Need some quicksand touchup paint... Guessing dealer would have it. I would almost assume the mfg ships a small vial with each vehicle like they did in the good old days. Or, auto parts shop? IDK because it has been forever since I had to deal with a touch up, but I am sure there will be more.
     
  2. Nov 23, 2017 at 5:23 PM
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    JdevTac

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    Dealer has it in parts department, best bet. Autozone/advance auto/etc also carries but they sort of skimp on colors. For example no one seems to carry pyrite mica or black sand pearl for 2nd gens.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2017 at 5:27 PM
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    Thanks, I'm dropping by the dealership tomorrow for 10K maintenance after we seal the deal on a 2000 4Runner for my daughter. I'll pick up a vial of the "old man tan".
     
  4. Nov 23, 2017 at 5:28 PM
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    You'll want to get it painted over as soon as you can before any rust develops. Had something similar happen on my 1st gen. Paint chip was down to the sheet metal and it started to rust in a matter of days before I could add any touch up paint. After that it just got worse and worse.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2017 at 5:29 PM
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    03 NIGHT TACO

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    Duplicolor also had good touch up paint if you order online.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2017 at 5:36 PM
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    InfernoTonka

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    Can't go wrong getting it through the dealer. They VIN # match the color and it's the same price or maybe slightly less that the AutoZone places. Also it's an ample amount for a lifetime of touch ups.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2017 at 5:43 PM
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    Dealership will have it and it is going to be the closest color match
     
  9. Nov 23, 2017 at 9:43 PM
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    Don’t use the brush that comes in the tubes! It’s huge and will dump way too much paint. The code pictured is for quicksand.

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  10. Nov 23, 2017 at 10:35 PM
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    It’s gonna look like shit regardless of what you do but yeah, I agree with the captqc. I’ve used a toothpick in the past, just to get enough paint to fill the chip and prevent rust
     
  11. Nov 24, 2017 at 7:36 AM
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    I was loading up my old suspension components in the bed but was too lazy to unlock and drop tailgate. Well now I have a chip from a coil spring hitting the tailgate... :mad:
    From my experience paint pens and touch paint in general usually end up looking like a glob. Good from far but far from good.
     
  12. Nov 24, 2017 at 8:43 AM
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    That’s why you wipe down the brush on the tube it comes in so you only put minimal paint on the chip.

    For touch up paint to be optimally done you’d be wetsanding it and putting on a little clear coat.
     
  14. Nov 24, 2017 at 2:35 PM
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    Still way to big for most chips. Check out the size of brush I use compared to the tube brush.

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  15. Nov 24, 2017 at 5:53 PM
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  16. Nov 26, 2017 at 12:23 PM
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    Thanks, all. Great info and tips. The chip is very small, less than 1mm, but I see metal in the center. I think I will try the paint pens and the touch-up brushes.
     
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