LSC15's 95 Tacoma 4x4

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Detailing

Notices

Need Painting Advice

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-16-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
Bagman [OP] Bagman is online now
Dental Floss Tycoon
Bagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Bagman's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2013, #96359
Location: Area 51
Gender: Male
Posts: 338
Bagman's Tacoma Gallery
Need Painting Advice

I'm thinking of buying this grille and then color-matching it myself. It's brand new, aftermarket with a black surround. I want to paint it Barcelona Red.

My question is regarding prep. Since it's new, would a light sand with say 1000 grit, spray with fillable primer, couple coats of adhesion promoter, then color spray work or is there something else I should do? I would also clear after painting.



Sorry if this is posted in the wrong forum - wasn't sure which was more appropriate.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
Bagman [OP] Bagman is online now
Dental Floss Tycoon
Bagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Bagman's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2013, #96359
Location: Area 51
Gender: Male
Posts: 338
Bagman's Tacoma Gallery
Really guys? nothing.....

wrong forum?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 10:40 PM   #3
Die hard Toyota fan!
66chevelless511 is on a distinguished road
 
66chevelless511's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2013, #106167
Location: Idaho
Gender: Male
Posts: 10
66chevelless511's Tacoma Gallery
Didn't research details of what's on it as is, but my painting practice on new materials for a color change only is to use either SEM "scuff and clean" with a grey scotchbrite pad, or comet and a grey scotchbrite. Scuff it good, color right over that (no prime necessary, just have enough color to hide), then clear. This is a relatively common paint shop practice. Hope it helps!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 05:16 AM   #4
Bagman [OP] Bagman is online now
Dental Floss Tycoon
Bagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Bagman's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2013, #96359
Location: Area 51
Gender: Male
Posts: 338
Bagman's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by 66chevelless511 View Post
Didn't research details of what's on it as is, but my painting practice on new materials for a color change only is to use either SEM "scuff and clean" with a grey scotchbrite pad, or comet and a grey scotchbrite. Scuff it good, color right over that (no prime necessary, just have enough color to hide), then clear. This is a relatively common paint shop practice. Hope it helps!
Thanks for the advice. Didn't want to buy a new grille then mess it up cause I didn't know what I was doing. What about using adhesion promoter before painting?

Thanks again.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2013, 05:07 PM   #5
Die hard Toyota fan!
66chevelless511 is on a distinguished road
 
66chevelless511's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2013, #106167
Location: Idaho
Gender: Male
Posts: 10
66chevelless511's Tacoma Gallery
If it has any kind of finish on it now, i personally wouldn't worry about am adhesion promoter... But if it is bare plastic, an adhesion promoter is agood idea, it also helps with static on the plastic. This has been my experience anyway. Have fun! I may be doing somethings similar, as i would like to color match mine (may try to paint over the chrome, but that isn't something I've ever done, it may not scuff as i expect, and may want to save the chrome one.) Where'd you find this grill?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 04:15 AM   #6
Bagman [OP] Bagman is online now
Dental Floss Tycoon
Bagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shedBagman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Bagman's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2013, #96359
Location: Area 51
Gender: Male
Posts: 338
Bagman's Tacoma Gallery
Thanks again. I think I'll use the adhesion promoter. Couldn't hurt.

Here's the grille:



I went the plasti dip route with my grille. Looks good but would prefer to color match. That said, I would like to save the original "chrome" grille just in case.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice on painting the plastic bed Ownage 2nd Gen. Tacomas 12 05-07-2013 05:38 PM
Painting stock faceplate (advice?) BeeRadd 2nd Gen. Tacomas 2 06-11-2012 08:42 PM
Needing paint and painting advice Bamahoyt 1st Gen. Tacomas 41 05-04-2012 06:20 PM
Finished painting my grill, need advice!! teletuned4 2nd Gen. Tacomas 19 02-25-2012 08:26 PM
Painting my Headset, looking for a little advice. brian Off-Topic Discussion 1 08-15-2009 10:33 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.