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Fading white paint

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by terryhazelett, May 19, 2017.

  1. May 19, 2017 at 1:05 PM
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    Hey everyone, I have a2007 Tundra. It's white in color or was. The paint has completely faded and has been that way for many years. I've kept it the garage about half the time and it only has 74,000 miles on it. So, my question is, has anyone else had a problem with the fading of white trucks? If so, what did you do?
     
  2. May 19, 2017 at 1:16 PM
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    have you try to clay bar it ? pics from the fading ?
     
  3. May 19, 2017 at 1:23 PM
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    Welcome, Terry. Pics, as Beast said, would be helpful. I remember researching and reading white Toyotas were single stage paints. You "may" not have clear coat on yours but not sure. You can find out real easy, on a cleans small spot, get yourself some polish and foam or microfiberpad and do a test spot on your paint. If the paint transfers to the pad then we'll know more.
    Pics when you can please.
     
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  4. May 19, 2017 at 1:51 PM
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    White does not have clear. But Lucky you as long as the paint isn't too thin it can be polished back. Depending on how bad it is you will need to start with an aggressive polish stepping your way down to finer and finer polish until you get the right shine back then wax or seal it. But I would start with Claybar to remove the contaminants. This will be a lot of elbow grease if you don't have a buffer
     
  5. May 19, 2017 at 1:54 PM
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    Or take it to a reputable paint shop and pay them to bring it back to its former glory. Most good shops will detail a car for a nominal fee. Then maintain it from there. If you keep wax on it it shouldn't fade like that in the future.
     
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  10. May 19, 2017 at 2:38 PM
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    Yes, its a single stage....And you actually want to start off with " A LESS AGRESSIVE COMPOND "....Starting with an agreesive compound first can take what paint is left , OFF !!!
     
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  11. May 19, 2017 at 2:39 PM
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  13. May 19, 2017 at 2:52 PM
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  14. May 19, 2017 at 3:24 PM
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    Correct ,my statement was misleading. It was more of a general steps to take. But yes start with a fine compound to see if that will bring it back. If that doesn't work go with a heavier grit and then step back to the fine and see if that brought it to shine. I basically use the same steps for polishing headlights. But I typically use wet sandpaper if it's bad enough and then polishes.
    For the OP basically what you were doing is scratching the surface with the polish. To get a scratch out you have to scratch the surface per se. The scratching that you were doing is basically matching the depth of the scratches that are already on the vehicle and then slowly stepping those scratches to finer and finer until it is shiny again.
     
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  15. May 20, 2017 at 7:26 AM
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    Thanks so much for feedback. Going to try local body shop first, let you know
     
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    Before you go to a bodyshop,you should find a local detailing business and tell them your needs and get a quote frim them
     
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    Reason i say this is the bodyshop may not get you in as soon as a detail shop....and the body shops focus mainly on the cars they have painted....where as a detail shop will be focused on your truck as soon as you bring it to them....just speaking from experience...i manage a bodyshop....you will get more attention to " Detail " at a "Detail Shop"
     
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    a legit detail shop can do miracles.
     
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    Ok, detail shop first. Thx so much
     
  21. May 30, 2017 at 11:02 AM
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    Ok everyone, I took my 2007 Tundra to my local detail shop. The guy had my truck about 12 hrs and I didn't give him much faith at restoring my paint. But, Am I in shock, he brought it back to brand new. Man, I'm one happy dude. He said they use compound twice and the clay bar some of you suggested. Then, a final coat of wax. I go to Florida for the winter in October and I'm going to take it back to him for another coat of wax and a complete detail inside and out. Since my truck only has 75,000 miles, I going to hang to it for a few more years. It's been raining here, so when it dries out I'll post a pic.

    Thx so much for the suggestion and guidance.
     
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    Before and after?
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    Must be still raining there...:rofl:
     
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    Dude lets see this thing!
     
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    My new 2007 Tundra, sorry no before pics.
     
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    Take it to the dealer. It's a known issue. Ask to talk to your regional technical specialist and he will know about it. I would also call the Customer Service hotline (1-800-331-4331) and discuss it with them.

    This is all assuming you bought the truck new. Otherwise, the rest of the paint guys above have provided good advice.
     
  28. May 31, 2017 at 8:58 AM
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    Great looking truck, Terry! Make sure you keep that paint protected!:thumbsup:
     
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    Looking good man! Now polish the headlights and it'll look completely new.
     
  30. May 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM
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    I did buy it new. Did you not see after pic from detail?
     

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