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Well my new Taco wasn't "new" for long...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ChaseUA, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Apr 16, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    ChaseUA

    ChaseUA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just washed and waxed my Tacoma today and low and behild there is already a ding and paint chipped on the passenger side door. It is up near the handle so I don't think it was another door, likely a rock that flew up and hit it.

    It is at 302 miles and already has a scar.

    I'm calling the dealership tomorrow and getting the name/# of the paintless dent remover guy that they use and then hope to get a paint pen to hide the chipped paint. Hopefully this will minimize the eye sore.

    I know its a truck and it should have some character, but man I was hoping for it to look "mint" for a little longer than 302 miles, haha.
     
  2. Apr 16, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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    Andy2010

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    Sucks man, I feel bad for ya!
     
  3. Apr 16, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Well the paint does SUCK tits on our trucks. Its probably the worst I've ever encountered. My whole front bumper is just ruined from interstate trips with bugs. :(
     
  4. Apr 16, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    TacomaBuzz

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    x2, My paint has chipped twice behind the cab.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    Not when were talking about 2nd Gen. Toyota Tacoma paint. ;)
     
  6. Apr 16, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    tacomakid89

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    Sorry to hear that man.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2010 at 11:35 PM
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    kenstar

    kenstar Get a Lil Mud on the Tares

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    nothing gold can stay.... told you, you start noticing marks and stuff when you wax/wash your car.
     
  8. Apr 17, 2010 at 6:39 AM
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    thats odd. my 09 pyrite with 15k miles on the clock doesnt have 1 chip in its 15k miles. Not even a scratch. the paint seems like its made out of diamond. ( knock on wood !! )
     
  9. Apr 17, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    I was almost glad when mine got its first ding. It meant I didn't have to be quite so anal about keeping it looking good all the time. That's sort of what I miss about having the first gen truck around... I didn't worry about it at all, and it made life so much simpler....
     
  10. Apr 17, 2010 at 7:07 AM
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    Mine just cleared 9k miles and it has some healthy scratches. Sucks, I haven't even taken it offroad.

    To further hijack (for a good cause) - are those rub on paint based scratch removers any good? Can someone recommend one?
     
  11. Apr 17, 2010 at 7:11 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    27,000 and one tiny chip on the hood.:D
     
  12. Apr 17, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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    I have several chips of paint on the door corners- that Flaked off!!! :eek:

    I have some good ol' tree pinstriping, rock chips on the hood, splattered bug marks from the interstate, a HUGE backwards capital "L" on my rear bumper( don't know how it got there).

    But Given this is a 2006 truck with 89K miles on it. More than half are interstate miles.

    I hope Toyota does something about their paint procedures. It's definitely not Toyota quality.

    Their paint needs to be like the new Ford Taurus paint.......Resistant to rock chips- Check it out at Ford.com Its a pretty interesting video
     
  13. Apr 17, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    Bu11etWhisperer My Taco is Blue!!!

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:!!!!!! Damn, that caught me off guard!
     
  14. Apr 17, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    Thats why I don't wash my truck too often. I don't want to see all the boo-boo's.
     
  15. Apr 17, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    Bu11etWhisperer

    Bu11etWhisperer My Taco is Blue!!!

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    I am not being a smart ass man...I feel the same way you do...keep it show room for as long as you can. But if it bothers you that bad you can always repaint the area that is messed up after you get the dent removed. I found these guys while searching for ideas on what to do with my engine cover after seeing some threads on here. They have full blown paint or just the little markers if that suits you better.

    http://www.automotivetouchup.com/

    Oh if your truck is a 2010 don't select that year as there are still not that many options. With my 2010 I selected 2009 and all the colors were there.

    Good Luck and sorry to here about your dent a paint chip.
     
  16. Apr 17, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    My taco is only 3 weeks old, brand new. Just washed her and found a chip on the hood, small, but it bugs the shit out of me. Thats how I found this thread, I was looking for info on paint chips. Ugh.
     
  17. Apr 17, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    Yeah I guess I failed to mention, my vehicle actually already has 3 chips, one on the hood and two on the passenger side door, haha. The only one that concerns me is the one with the dent attached to it - it just makes it glaring when viewed with any sort of light reflecting off of it. If I can get get dent removed I'm sure touch-up paint via a paint-pen will minimize the eye sore.

    Word of advice if you use a paint pen though, just dab it on the spot that is missing paint. If you try to "blend" it in with the surrounding existing paint you will regret it (at least that was my experience).
     
  18. Apr 17, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    I love my 2nd gen.... but ive got small chips scattered everywhere and i'm at about 14,000
     
  19. Apr 17, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    I feel ya Chase... When mine was much newer, I kept inventory on every little scratch & ding. Each time I found something new, it would stay on my mind for awhile and irritate me. But, I've found that going for that "mint condition" look, is unrealistic unless you're going to park it in a garage and not drive it. Don't worry, after a few years your appreciation for the durability of the truck will eventually out-weigh the minor little blemishes. :)
     
  20. Apr 17, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    I'd be getting some touch up paint asap, before you have to worry about rust.

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