New 2024 TRX paint thickness questions

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I saw one other post on here regarding TRX paint thickness but was a few years ago so I wanted to get some more input. I just bought a new 2024 TRX in Billet Silver and discovered very thick paint when doing a correction. The paint on the cab, doors, and hood are all consistently around 14 MILS where the entire bed is around 7 MILS. First thought would be that the truck had some repaint during assembly, but with the cab, doors, and hood all being so consistent on both sides of the truck, I can't see that being the case. Hoping others that have measured their paint can chime in about theirs.

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If your paint is that thick and you successfully corrected it to look good, I’d be happy if I were you, haha.

For my truck, the lowest I found was a 5.97 which was the bottom corner of the passenger door. The highest I found was 8.04 on the hood. Pretty much everywhere else was in the 7 range though.
 
From researching, it seems the consensus is that the factory has no real quality control over the paint process. I've seen reports of paint thickness on some panels at close to 16 MILS
 
I saw one other post on here regarding TRX paint thickness but was a few years ago so I wanted to get some more input. I just bought a new 2024 TRX in Billet Silver and discovered very thick paint when doing a correction. The paint on the cab, doors, and hood are all consistently around 14 MILS where the entire bed is around 7 MILS. First thought would be that the truck had some repaint during assembly, but with the cab, doors, and hood all being so consistent on both sides of the truck, I can't see that being the case. Hoping others that have measured their paint can chime in about theirs.

Thanks
I am a quality engineer for a place that manufactures car/truck mirrors, we are aloud to repaint certain colors up to 3 times to fix a scratch or blemish. You will see variation even on one mirror, the shell might have a different thickness than the base.. etc.. Our limit is 3 only because more thickness will affect the part fit, other suppliers may be allowed more.
 
Cabs and boxed have been known to go thru the reprocess deck 4 times after that the cab snd box are scraped as paint thickness.
 
I just measured another 2024 TRX Final Edition and the cab/doors were 22 MILS thick. Bed on that truck was 7.4 MILS.
 
Cabs and boxes are painted separately the married in the chassis that’s why the thickness difference. As well as fenders as those are painted third party.
 
Wow. That’s a very large disparity. Maybe the final editions are using up all the leftover paint at the facility. 🤣
 
I work at an auto manufacturing plant(35 years, 33 years in paint). Our trucks went through the process with cab and bed painted at the same time. It is not uncommon to send vehicles around for respray. This could be primer(which we call surfacer) or it could be base and clear (always applied in same process).. In our process, vehicles can be sprayed 3 times before being scrapped. We don't dry bake anything. If it comes into the spray booth and something goes wrong, they are lightly hand sprayed to get some kind of coating, then sent around to be re-sanded and repainted. If you have the right equipment, you can distinguish the thickness of each layer. Edges of panels will be the thinnest spots due to the possibility of paint runs on the edges. Also, to much paint applied in one process could cause popping. Our vehicles are sprayed by state of the art Fanuc robots. Film builds are dialed in and unless something happened during the process, the film builds are usually within a micron or 2. It is possible that FCA could be painting the bed and cab separate, but for color match, I would highly doubt it, unless someone who works at SHAP could chime in and verify. I would have preferred mine to be sprayed twice with primer. Better rust protection. I'm not sure how many different spray booths SHAP has. Our facility has 2 paint shops. We do paint same model vehicles in both shops so the tolerance has to be tight so there are no discrepancies between 2 vehicles painted the same color in different shops. The vehicles need to look identical inside the facility and out in the world. It's a pretty amazing process to see a vehicle start out as individual parts and come together as a completed vehicle. My vehicle started out as parts about 11am in body shop and was completely done in less than 24 hours. I have pics of it during the process and got to follow it through the plant. I was able to get the build sheets on both my 2024's built here, both went through the facility without issues. Vehicles roll off the line every 1.24 minutes. We are a small facility compared to the big 3 and Toyota. Only 7000 total employees in the U.S.
 
Mine is Billet Silver. Cab/Doors are 14Mil thick.

Other truck is Hydro Blue. Cab/Doors are 22Mil thick
I think you're reading your paint thickness device incorrectly. Paint that is 14 - 22 Mil (millimeters) thick, would be between 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch thick. That's not happening! You're measuring microns, not millimeters.
 
I think you're reading your paint thickness device incorrectly. Paint that is 14 - 22 Mil (millimeters) thick, would be between 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch thick. That's not happening! You're measuring microns, not millimeters.
Not correct.

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I think you're reading your paint thickness device incorrectly. Paint that is 14 - 22 Mil (millimeters) thick, would be between 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch thick. That's not happening! You're measuring microns, not millimeters.
Millimeters are mm.
 

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