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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 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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  4. Apr 24, 2011 at 7:12 AM
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    Donjello

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    Vacountryboy, sorry to get off topic but how much lift and what size tires do you have?
     
  5. Apr 24, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    killzone90

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    i do like that lift and the flat black look
     
  6. Apr 24, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    STLharry

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    I'd like to see a '96 grille black too...maybe I would end up doing it to mine.
     
  7. Apr 25, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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  8. Apr 26, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    s1deout

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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
     
  9. Apr 26, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    MapleMoose

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  10. Apr 26, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    45acp

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    Painted rear bumper flat black. I color matched the front.

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  11. Apr 26, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    Mild sanding and sprayed with black matte activated 2k paint in aerosol..
     
  12. Apr 26, 2011 at 9:53 PM
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  13. Apr 26, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    Not flat black, but I had them powdercoated in high gloss black.
    before pic
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    After pic
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  14. May 30, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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    chasebrooks14

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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
     
  15. 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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