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Which colors have clear coat? How important is it?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Tekneek, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:17 AM
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    Tekneek

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    Buying a white taco soon, and I was just made aware of certain colors having and not having a clear coat on it. And wondering if that’s a concern. I would imagine that clear coat woah be awesome for off roading! But wondering if it really is?

    I’ve read every forum I can find, and can’t find a definitive answer.

    It seems like white does NOT have a clear coat applied to it (or mixed in?)...would this be less desirable than a clear coat being on the truck? Is there any pro to having your truck painted in a single stage (versus two stage)?

    would y’all rather have a truck with a clear coat?

    there’s an option on the truck I’m buying that says

    (P2) vehicle protection package ($359)
    -paint renewer cleaner
    -paint sealant
    -fabric guard

    is this a good replacement for a clear coat?
     
  2. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:20 AM
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    Might want to rethink white, they have been known to have a peeling issue (not just on the Tacoma).
     
  3. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:22 AM
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    Let's be honest... you really only care about your own rig.
    I don't know of any that do NOT have a clearcoat. Where did you hear that rumor? The white wouldn't be shiny if it didn't have clearcoat. Any vehicle paint would fade and look flat if there wasn't clearcoat on it, and it wouldn't last very long at all.
     
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  4. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:32 AM
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    Tekneek

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    I’ve read several threads that say that here on Tacoma world.
     
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  5. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:35 AM
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    Hahaha just made a thread asking this same question
     
  6. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:36 AM
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    Hahah. I’ll watch your thread too. I haven’t purchased mine yet but really wanna know too.
     
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  7. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:39 AM
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    from what I found, it’s mainly 2017s and a couple 2016s. My truck is shiny as hell so I’m guessing it has to have some sort of clear on it
     
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  8. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:39 AM
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    they all have clear coat, the white used to be (not sure if it still is) a single stage which has the clear mixed in with the base
     
  9. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:40 AM
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    Damn. This is what I’m trying to confirm. Is there any way to confirm this without having to buy the truck first?
     
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    :yes:
    SWEET!!
     
  11. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:41 AM
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    Is there any way you can confirm that yours has it or not? It’ll guide my buying decision, haha
     
  12. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:41 AM
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    well technically its a not a true "clear coat" like a two stage paint job
     
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    When I find that out, I’ll let ya know hahah. Not sure how to confirm
     
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    I wonder how this even works....my zero knowledge of paint tells me that it could be awkward to mix paint with a plastic. ‍♂️
     
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    why isn’t there a 2 stage paint job? There has to be some sort of logical reason
     
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    Call the Toyota Body Shop. They probably know.

    Or contact the local automotive paint supplier.

    I have owned several white vehicles. Not one was without clear, also not one had peeling or bubbling of paint.
     
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    single stage is cheaper
     
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    The onmi paint base coat mixing instructions require that the white base coat requires 10% of the clear coat HARDENER to be mixed in, not the clear coat itself.
    The RTS white only requires 5%.
    All other colors this is optional.
    So, white tacos do indeed have a clear coat,
     
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  19. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:47 AM
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    Are you referring to single stage? Single stage is a two in one.
     
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    if you've ever polished or buffed your truck you might notice white coming off on the pad or rag, thats a pretty easy tell if you have a single stage
     

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