1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Paint....

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Hwn built, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. Hwn built

    Hwn built

    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    On your front fender flares, is your paint peeling?? Mine started peeling more then several months ago. Only the clear coat is peeling though. I buffed out several scratches last week and rewaxed her. The next day I washed the new mud off her and noticed a new scratch. Today I noticed that the clear coat is peeling off around that scratch. Anyone have that problem??
     
  2. IdahoDoug

    IdahoDoug

    Messages:
    8,848
    Likes Received:
    247
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2003
    Have you had this vehicle since new? I'm guessing not, and that the flares have been repainted by the previous owner.

    DougM
     
  3. Hwn built

    Hwn built

    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    I do not know if the vehicle has been repainted before my mom got it with about 50k miles. We have repainted the hood, roof, and I think some panels(which I do not know). I'm trying to get my uncle to help me paint the whole Cruiser and take out the rust.
     
  4. IdahoDoug

    IdahoDoug

    Messages:
    8,848
    Likes Received:
    247
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2003
    The 80 series body was built and painted by one of the finest coach builders in the world (not by Toyota), and I've never heard of a paint problem like that on an Araco-built vehicle. Sounds like poor surface prep prior to laying down the clearcoat by some local body shop.

    DougM
     
  5. Hwn built

    Hwn built

    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    Also, it looks the same but a lil bit more rusted on the top of my rear hatch. Also, Aracco. What is that?? Is my Cruiser not painted and built by Toyota??
     
  6. IdahoDoug

    IdahoDoug

    Messages:
    8,848
    Likes Received:
    247
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2003
    Nope. Araco is a Japanese specialty coachbuilder that the best companies call upon to do their very best work. They've got a long association building the highest quality lower volume bodies for Toyota. Look on one of your front doors (right side?) for a silver sticker on the area you'd see tire inflation information and the like. Not sure about the location but if you open the doors and look around either on the door frame or inner door you'll see it.

    So, are you the reason this board is on Hawaii time?? :)

    DougM
     
  7. Hwn built

    Hwn built

    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    Yup, I saw the sticker when we got this Cruiser a few years back. Always wondered.
    Oh yeah, Hawai'i time?? It's like 12 over here.
     
data-matched-content-rows-num="2,1" data-matched-content-columns-num="1,4" data-matched-content-ui-type="image_stacked" data-ad-format="autorelaxed">