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96 tacoma flat black bumper/grill

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by killzone90, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Apr 22, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    killzone90

    killzone90 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if anyone has painted there bumpers and grill flat black and if so plz post pics so i can see because i want to see what it will look like befor i do it to mine.
     
  2. Apr 23, 2011 at 7:10 AM
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    Rippin101

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    I'm sure there are a ton of pictures on here of people doing it. Try searching as well as browsing through the long threads of truck pics - you'll be sure to see some there.
     
  3. Apr 23, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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    VirginiaBound

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    I tired flat black, ended up with gloss black. The flat looks like crap in the sun, go with a deep gloss black you will love it!

    When you paint, be sure to paint the entire front bumper rather than just the chrome accents, if not it wont match the plastic.
     
  4. Apr 23, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    MowTaco

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    I plasti-dipped my front grille surround... kinda a flat black color

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  5. Apr 24, 2011 at 7:12 AM
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    Vacountryboy, sorry to get off topic but how much lift and what size tires do you have?
     
  6. Apr 24, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    i do like that lift and the flat black look
     
  7. Apr 24, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    I have the Eibach 3 inch lift, 32 inch tires. :D
     
  8. Apr 24, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    I'd like to see a '96 grille black too...maybe I would end up doing it to mine.
     
  9. Apr 25, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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  10. Apr 26, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    Very nice! What type of finish did you use on the grille? And, where did you buy the black front bumper?

    Thanks
     
  11. Apr 26, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    MapleMoose

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  12. Apr 26, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    Painted rear bumper flat black. I color matched the front.

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  13. Apr 26, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    Mild sanding and sprayed with black matte activated 2k paint in aerosol..
     
  14. Apr 26, 2011 at 9:53 PM
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    Not flat black, but I had them powdercoated in high gloss black.
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  16. May 30, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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    a little late but yes

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    this is the only day light pic i have of my front and it was right after i hit a deer
     
  17. May 30, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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    TacoDell

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    I hate flat black... fugly
    and doesn't seal all that well IMO

    Dislike gloss as well.

    instead prefer semi-flat... I use Krylon (rust tough)

    Use it on everything, including my armor.

    Touch up is a breeze and blends easily.

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