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Paint chips remedies

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by kidked888, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. Dec 30, 2020 at 3:11 PM
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    kidked888

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    Anyone have ideas or cheap potential fixes for this?

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  2. Dec 30, 2020 at 3:15 PM
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    BravoDeltaRomeo

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    Are those paint chips or dirt?

    Stop driving too close to the guy ahead of you on gravel roads.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2020 at 3:17 PM
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    paint chips
     
  4. Dec 30, 2020 at 3:27 PM
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    Is this on your vehicle?

    If so, how long have they been there or were they all of a sudden.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2020 at 3:33 PM
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    A bug deflector will solve any hood paint chip issues going forward. Not too much you can do about the existing damage there other than repaint and put a 3M clear shield over it. They make DIY paint chip repair kits but I’ve never heard anything favorably about them.

    One of the reasons I bought an 02 tundra over 03 was because road rash doesn’t show as badly on chrome bumpers.
     
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  6. Dec 30, 2020 at 3:40 PM
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    GIN•OKUMA

    GIN•OKUMA You can't get there from here

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    Toyota should have used a black plastic and dark primer. :notsure:

    looks like it would be easier to take it off or tape it off, sand it and completely repaint vs trying to use touch up paint.
     
  7. Dec 30, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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    Sand and repaint is best option. You’d spend the same amount on touch up pens.
     
  8. Dec 30, 2020 at 3:47 PM
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    Color matched Line-X bed liner spray is always an option too.
     
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  9. Dec 30, 2020 at 3:50 PM
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    this would be great except for silver and white trucks...

    You fall off your rocker PHM? Touch up pens are like $12-17. To sand and repaint IF he has a paint gun, the knowledge, and time would probably be 200-300 I'd bet
     
  10. Dec 30, 2020 at 3:51 PM
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    Its one I am looking at purchasing. This is just one of the pics the owner sent me...so I am assuming they have been there awhile
     
  11. Dec 30, 2020 at 3:53 PM
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    Have the guy wash it, dry it and send a better pic

    Most of it looks like dirt, at least all the stuff below the hood.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2020 at 4:17 PM
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    He’d need 27 Pens for those touch ups. :rofl:
     
  13. Dec 30, 2020 at 4:33 PM
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    lol

    I wouldn't go anywhere short of a respray if I were to fix those chips.
     
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    If not a respray. Try dr. Colorchip road rash kit. Will look much better but not perfect by any means. Tons of videos on YouTube
     
  15. Dec 30, 2020 at 4:36 PM
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    They should use a white plastic for those. :notsure:
     
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    Does anyone have bug deflectors they recommend? The ones I'm finding don't have great reviews.
     
  17. Jan 8, 2021 at 7:46 PM
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    what year do you need? I believe I still have mine off my 2000 AC
     
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    A 2003 AC. Maybe I should be looking for just first gen bug guards?
     
  19. Jan 8, 2021 at 8:35 PM
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    I’ve had the AVS bug deflector II for the last 15 years. It’s worked well and I didn’t even have to use the mechanical fasteners, just the stick adhesive for the underside of the hood.
     
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    Sharpie?
     
  21. Jan 21, 2021 at 7:23 AM
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    Where's the best place for touch up pens? Best price and/or best quality?
     

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