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Weird texture/rippling in paint

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Coheednme13, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Jul 21, 2008 at 11:34 AM
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    Coheednme13

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    I have an 08 regular cab and I have noticed that I have a weird rippling in the paint on the bottom of my doors and where that clear protector is right behind the door. Is this normal? I looked at another regular cab in a parking lot and they didn't have it. Someone let me know. Thanks
     
  2. Jul 21, 2008 at 11:39 AM
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    mws4ua

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    Is it rippled, or is it small dimples?

    If it is what I think it is, I have this on my truck, too. I also has it on the Lexus I owned before I got the truck. It's something Toyota does for aerodynamics (maybe noise reduction, too?).

    Do you have pictures? I can't tell from your description if we're talking about the same thing.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2008 at 11:48 AM
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    Zach

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    Coheed, i have this as well on my 08 DC, its along the bottom of the doors. Originally though it was some sort of additional protection against rock chips or whatever...
     
  4. Jul 21, 2008 at 11:58 AM
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    tacoskim

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    if its small dimples then its normal.... its more rugged there and stronger for rocks and stuff like that. i personally like it cuz it helps the truck not get dings down there
     
  5. Jul 21, 2008 at 12:34 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    yep, normal.....for rocker protection from rock chips and stuff.
     
  6. Jul 21, 2008 at 12:39 PM
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    klown

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    Yeah I got it too, the wife's Highlander has it too.
     
  7. Jul 21, 2008 at 12:43 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    Normal, my 02 has it as well.
     
  8. Jul 21, 2008 at 1:31 PM
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    Coheednme13

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    just wanted to make sure thanks guys for putting that to rest
     
  9. Jul 21, 2008 at 1:33 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    cool!! hey man......you gonna make it to the meet in august at uwharrie???
     
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