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What Have You Done To Your 2nd Gen Tacoma Today?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kwalton, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. May 1, 2024 at 9:47 AM
    4WDTrout

    4WDTrout Perpetually dreaming of tall trees & rivers

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    My whole roof. A lot of the hood, and under the windows have missing clear coat. It’s starting to look rough… having it painted is pricey though.
     
  2. May 1, 2024 at 9:58 AM
    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

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    My hood was shot completely and my roof was nearly chalky white with damaged clear coat. i had a local pro shop strip, prime, paint and clear those for $980. I thought that was reasonable. My hood before.hood with no clear coat.jpg
    After

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  3. May 1, 2024 at 11:34 AM
    4WDTrout

    4WDTrout Perpetually dreaming of tall trees & rivers

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    If I could get someone to paint it for a price like that, I’d have it done right away. I just called a local shop and they told me it’ll run 6k-8k to repaint the truck. This was without them looking at it.
     
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  4. May 1, 2024 at 11:48 AM
    mrproduxn

    mrproduxn Well-Known Member

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    We have a local family owned 3rd generation shop nearby. They started out as a gas station/garage and added a paint shop 30 years ago. I went to 3 other shops, including cheap MAACO, and then I went to this shop. They were slightly more than Maaco and tons cheaper than the other 2 shops. Naturally the 2 other shops insisted on painting more than the hood and roof. I did buy new plastic roof drip moldings since mine had dulled to white and they installed those in the $980 price. I suggest driving to several shops including an established mom & pop shop. I bet the mom & pop shop will be cheaper and provide better customer care than anyone else. If you must paint the extra areas it will cost more. If you want cheap then Maaco quoted me $1800 for a full paint job however not every Maaco has a good painter or prep person. Reviews from Maaco are 50/50. After 2 years I am extremely satisfied and never returned for anything more than a rag of paint thinner to remove some light overspray.
     
  5. May 1, 2024 at 1:00 PM
    theolee

    theolee www.nickleecreations.com

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    Ya, I had to do something before it starts to get hot. I'll get it quoted later this year, or sell the truck.. which ever comes first lol.
     
  6. May 1, 2024 at 1:01 PM
    theolee

    theolee www.nickleecreations.com

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  7. May 1, 2024 at 2:36 PM
    jackn7

    jackn7 Old Man Tan Taco

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    Just some stuff...
    I picked up a set of Carhartt seat covers for the exact same reason. Didn’t want to wear out the edge of the seat.
     
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  8. May 1, 2024 at 5:15 PM
    04TacoRunner

    04TacoRunner Toyota Junkie!

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    Chopped the lower rear fenders a bit more...
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  9. May 1, 2024 at 5:58 PM
    ridefreak

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    I'm going through this now. I quickly discovered how expensive paint work is getting. I hate peeling paint so working with the paint shop we've come up with a solution that will set me back $4500 and should look pretty nice. About 50% of the body panels are fine so they're stripping, resealing and painting the panels that are damaged plus color matching the topper and buffing out the rest. Most collision shops wanted $8k for the entire job and it was obvious they'd rather be swapping and painting fenders then sanding down an older truck. It's hard for me to justify an expensive paint job on an older but decent condition daily driver with 150K on it.
     
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  10. May 1, 2024 at 6:16 PM
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    Really scrubbing the hell out of the interior. Crumbs, caked on dirt, ashes. All in good shape, just cruddy. I wish I would have gotten a before pic.
    I hit all the surfaces with wipes, then a mix of dish soap, vinegar and club soda on the seats and carpet. Followed by an Ozium bomb.
    Clean Driver side no seats.jpg
     
  11. May 1, 2024 at 6:45 PM
    99TacoDriver

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    i brought my truck to a local paint shop for a quote to repaint my roof and hood and blend it and they quoted $2800


    Macco shop 2 hours away would do it for $600
     
  12. May 2, 2024 at 4:36 AM
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    I’d say maybe Macco, as I wouldn’t trust them to paint the entire truck, but since it’s only the roof and hood, maybe consider. Question is how’s their blend job.
     
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    CTSpruceMica

    CTSpruceMica Is a Naan wrap a sandwich?

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    Bikinaz

    Bikinaz It wasn't me!

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    I believe I need one of these now. I can't keep my filter clean or dry for that matter.
     
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    CTSpruceMica

    CTSpruceMica Is a Naan wrap a sandwich?

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    My car wash installed new dryer blowers and I was getting water on the cabin filter and dripping onto passenger floor. This cured the problem.

    It only happened at the car wash. Torrential rain and I was fine.
     
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  17. May 2, 2024 at 5:32 AM
    Bikinaz

    Bikinaz It wasn't me!

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    EXACTLY!
    :spending:?
     
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    CTSpruceMica

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    luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

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    I've had the factory spare tire since 2007.
    Recently went with 285\75\17's up from my 285\75\16's, so I removed the spare and put one of the 33's in the factory location.
    Used a sledge to move the tabs and exhaust.
     
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