Lower Panel Texture

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by AbsurdBuffalo, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. AbsurdBuffalo

    AbsurdBuffalo Active Member

    So I noticed this today...

    On all the lower portions of pretty much all the body panels minus the bumpers, the paint/surface has a rough and orange peeled texture to it. Truck is a 2018.

    Is this by design? Seems to start where all the panels start to roll inwards along their bottoms. It seems even across all the panels, so I'm thinking it is by design? But why? 20180110_132529.jpg 20180110_132513.jpg
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Normal for rock chip protection.
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  4. OP

    AbsurdBuffalo Active Member

    Any idea what it's for?

    Some kind of sound deadening or something?
  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    The area is rock chip territory so they protect it with a rough surface.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2018
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  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    One more time just to be safe.
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  7. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Toyota has done it for years. I first noticed it on a 4 Runner we had.
  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    My 2007 Tundra had it. It’s a thicker paint.
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  9. Raeburn

    Raeburn Member

    Yeah it's normal. Mine is a slight shade darker than the white paint above it (almost yellowish in certain light) IMG_20180108_1131134.jpg IMG_20180108_1145504.jpg
  10. OP

    AbsurdBuffalo Active Member

    Ah, okay. I've heard people mention that the white trucks have a yellowish tint on the bottom of the panels. Wasn't sure what they were on about until.

    Looks like they sprayed it with bed liner before painting it lol

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