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Old 11-16-2010, 06:54 PM   #1
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How did you paint the t-rex eyelids?

I'm looking to get t-rex eyelids for my 2010 tacoma white, and it says they only come in primer. how can i paint them to match exactly?????
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I would suggest doing as I did- and take them to a paint/body shop that can do it. It only cost me like $25.00 and they are PERFECT. My truck is silver. I suck at DIY.
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 what he said + I hear people have trouble with the color match on S white
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thanks guys, im probably just going to do that then
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I would suggest doing as I did- and take them to a paint/body shop that can do it. It only cost me like $25.00 and they are PERFECT. My truck is silver. I suck at DIY.
I went to two local body shops today which i'm friends with both owners and they each said it would be around 50 EACH to get painted... thats mainly just matierals, not even labor.... i might just try krylon fusion and clear coat... im at a stand still
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Get a flat rate box ($5), send it to one of these people that got theirs done for $25. For a grand total of $30!

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I went to two local body shops today which i'm friends with both owners and they each said it would be around 50 EACH to get painted... thats mainly just matierals, not even labor.... i might just try krylon fusion and clear coat... im at a stand still
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its easy to color match the Super White, however the clear coat is where i had the problem and made the eyelids a little off color.
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Now I did my grille surround, let paint coats sit overnight then cleared it but everytime it wrinkled. So its just paint and seems a hair off.
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its easy to color match the Super White, however the clear coat is where i had the problem and made the eyelids a little off color.
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Several coats of paint followed by several coats of clear with about 30 minutes dry time in between. Color match is perfect. Paint job is not, but it's damn close. It's really not difficult. If I can do it, you can do it.
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HOw do you feel about krylon fusion paint??
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I think Fusion is for painting over finished plastic surfaces. Since the eyelids are primed, you dont have to use Fusion. You should be able to use any normal spray paint. But if you it want it color matched, you'll need to buy some like the link above. Also I think some auto parts store can make a can for you if you give them the paint code.
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Autozone carries the Dupont color match for that truck. If that particular store you go to doesnt have it they can get it shipped there from their hub store, takes a couple hours or overnight depending on time of day. I work part time for them so I checked already. Good luck.
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Autozone carries the Dupont color match for that truck. If that particular store you go to doesnt have it they can get it shipped there from their hub store, takes a couple hours or overnight depending on time of day. I work part time for them so I checked already. Good luck.
Its too yellow. Not a good match.
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You could try my method......

My truck was in an accident and had over $21,000 in damages, including the entire front end.

I asked the body shop to paint mine when they reassembled the truck. They did it at no cost.

Although it worked out nicely for me, I do not reccomend this method.
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You could try my method......

My truck was in an accident and had over $21,000 in damages, including the entire front end.

I asked the body shop to paint mine when they reassembled the truck. They did it at no cost.

Although it worked out nicely for me, I do not reccomend this method.
haha yeah i think ill try to match it before i go to that extent haha
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I think Fusion is for painting over finished plastic surfaces. Since the eyelids are primed, you dont have to use Fusion. You should be able to use any normal spray paint. But if you it want it color matched, you'll need to buy some like the link above. Also I think some auto parts store can make a can for you if you give them the paint code.
i think i might try an agway near my house and see if they can do anything... whats the paint code ?
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I got a can of paint code color matched paint in a rattle can from NAPA for around $18, then bought a can of clear coat.

Went to town on my grille in my garage. Took a day or two, but came out just fine.
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