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Old 12-11-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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Fiberglass paint? DIIY or take it to a shop?

I'll be getting my fenders shortly, i refuse to rock the white fender look. My question is, paint em myself, or take them to a paint shop. Most likely Earl Shibe or something like that. Not lookin to spend a lot, but I want it to look good. I realize you get what you pay for, just lookin for opinions.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:00 PM   #2
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You did it all wrong... next time own a white truck and call it a day

But in reality, i have seen many members on here paint their own with great results. If you do it your self, it will not hurt as much when you scratch it when wheeling.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:02 PM   #3
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do it yourself. i made the mistake of getting mine painted, and then 2 weeks later when this happened i was pretty mad about pissing money down the drain

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:03 PM   #4
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Yeah, I hear ya on the white truck! It really is the best color.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:09 PM   #5
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do it yourself. i made the mistake of getting mine painted, and then 2 weeks later when this happened i was pretty mad about pissing money down the drain

Lower ball joint failure?
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:14 PM   #7
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just the 4 bolts... not the actual ball joint itself
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:23 PM   #8
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As they have said . If you off road DIY.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:27 PM   #9
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But really OP, do it yourself
Heres mine, same color as you. I rattle canned the fenders and bedsides. They aren't perfect because I dont care but, if you wet sand/clear coat them im sure they can come out really nice...best of all it costed around $30 bucks for everything.


Did you wet sand and clear coat? is there a rattle can full of SSM? or whatever out paint color is? if not, what color did you use?

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As they have said . If you off road DIY.
yes, i off road, i will most likely do it myself, i was just curious...
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:34 PM   #10
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Duplicolor has paint match rattle cans, I got mine at oreily auto parts like rc said if u take the time they can come out really good, I primered mine and put like 1 coat to see if it was worth finishing and now I e been to lazy to finish hahaha.
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Heres mine...duplicolor

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sounds like duplicolor is the way to go. now i just need greyhound to call me to say my fenders have arrived...
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I vote paint shop if its a great price....under $250 for the fronts.

I paid $300 for a friend to do my fenders and bedsides.

If you DIY, the better results I've seen are with the silver color.
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Don't mean to jack a thread, but I was wondering if any of the fiber glass rear panels can still accept a fiberglas cap? I am interested in getting fiberglass for mine but I do use a cap on my truck when we take vacations and it would be a hefty purchase if the cap no longer worked. Sorry to mention this is a question regarding the 2nd gen tacos.
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But in reality, i have seen many members on here paint their own with great results. If you do it your self, it will not hurt as much when you scratch it when wheeling.
Shop did a great job on mine, just hurts to see the stripes
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For a truck that is going to spend 90% of it time on roads it should be done nice of you can afford it. With tax money in having all my glass professionally fitted and painted.
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My vote is to get it done professionally at a shop (because I have a mall crawler)
If you wheel a lot and know it will be scratched and otherwise damaged then a $30 rattlecan job is all you need - which sounds like it is the way you are planning on going anyway.
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Don't mean to jack a thread, but I was wondering if any of the fiber glass rear panels can still accept a fiberglas cap? I am interested in getting fiberglass for mine but I do use a cap on my truck when we take vacations and it would be a hefty purchase if the cap no longer worked. Sorry to mention this is a question regarding the 2nd gen tacos.
I believe it can be done but would require some fab work to support the cab. From what I understand you would need to build a frame to support the cab since the fenders alone won't.
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Got the paint today, Ill have the fenders by the end of the week, now I just need the weather to clear up so I can get to painting.
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