Blue Ribbon Metallic Paint Flaking Off

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  1. Superloki24

    Superloki24 Member

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    I've just recently noticed on my truck that the BRM paint is flaking off. There are a number of spots that it is happening: on the inside of the access passenger door, along the fender edge that's under the hood, and along the inside of the hood.

    Have any other BRM owners experienced this? Is this something that I should bring up to Toyota? Keeping in mind that my truck is five years old and has 145,000kms on it.
     
  2. NHXRUNNER

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    You're the first that I've heard of.....
     
  3. autobodyX

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    Since I work in the auto body repair industry, I can say in general it is a common problem for the darker colors to peel or delaminate. It starts where the clear coat is the thinnest and it where the sun and ultraviolet rays get to it.
    I would recommend you go to Toyota and log a complaint. You are well out of warranty but if they have a history of other owners with similar issues they may offer to help with the cost of repainting. Maybe 50%
     
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    i have a 2015 BRM too. bought it new at servco waipahu an i have the same problem. one in the door jam on the access door, on one side fender and the back sid of the hood
     
  5. Superloki24

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    I saw on tacomaworld that there are few more BRM with the same issue. Maybe if Toyota sees that the BRM tacoma's are flaking off, like you said @autobodyX they may help me out.

    I'll keep everyone posted on what happens.
     
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    You mean like how they helped us all out with the throw out bearing......? Good luck my friend
     
  7. Edgeman

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    What year Tacomas had Blue Ribbon Metallic?

    My 08 had Speedway Blue Metallic. Was BRM the later, darker shade of blue Toyota shifted to in later Tacomas?
     
  8. autobodyX

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    Yes
     
  9. Superloki24

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    Yeah I will at least try, but I'm not too optimistic....more of a realist...lol.

    The BRM was a new colour in 2014 for the Tacoma. The other dark shade of blue was called Nautical Blue I think. For the X-Runner, only 2014 and 2015 trucks could come with that colour option.

    Here are a few pictures of the paint coming off.

    Thoughts by anybody with some body work experience would be appreciated. Would it be best to re-paint the whole truck (keeping in mind that there are a number of dings and dents all over the truck that could be fixed as well)?
     

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