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A Question about the Grille

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hairy Taco, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Feb 2, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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    Hairy Taco

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    I was looking on partsgeek.com at a Grille for my 08 that I could buy and use to do a satoshi mod on. The color they sell is called Black Mica. Does this color match Black Sand Pearl? Is it possible to buy a color matched grill without hitting up a dealership?

    -thanks in advance
     
  2. Feb 2, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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    there are a few threads about color matched grilles here. i ordered one from parts geek and IMO they are trash and not worth the money
     
  3. Feb 2, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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    maybe buy one off of someone local to you?
     
  4. Feb 2, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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    good to know, thanks. They seem stupidly cheap in cost. I have gone through some threads, but I am getting the impression guys are having to paint them themselves, or get custom paint jobs
    Yeah, i should shop around here.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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    Black Mica is the new Black colour I believe .


    BSP was discontinued for the 2011's me thinks
     
  6. Feb 2, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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    Get a HomerTaco satoshi , top notch , I'm very happy I did .
     
  7. Feb 2, 2012 at 10:22 PM
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    Yeah I probably should... add my self to the endless line-up ...haha . His work is nice, no doubt.
     
  8. Feb 2, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    I was lucky to get in early before the flood gates opened
     
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  10. Feb 3, 2012 at 7:11 AM
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  11. Feb 3, 2012 at 7:15 AM
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    honestly your cheapest route is to get it powdercoated locally. wayyy cheaper.

    and np man, just trying to help.
     
  12. Feb 3, 2012 at 8:40 AM
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    You can powdercoat plastic ?
     
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    Ya , painting and powdercoating are two different things
     
  15. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:04 AM
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    Gotchaa, but yes I just googled it. As long as it's thick plastic and can withstand the heat then yes it can be PC'd.
     
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    hmm interesting thought in order to powder coat you needed to electrically charge the piece you are coating
     
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    I may be mistaken, but I "think" Chris 4x4 said the Parts Geek were the same as factory.
     
  18. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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    This is what I was thinking
     
  19. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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    you guys are correct, i googled can you pc chrome, not plastic. my badd

    :rolleyes:
     
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    I did a search there for my specific truck(08) and they matched me to a black mica grill. My body color is black sand pearl, so this kinda left me wondering wtf? Is the grill on the 08 not perfectly matched to the body? Would this color look odd a BSP? Anyway the black mica grilles are $30 at partsgeek and a black sand pearl grille is pretty much $200 from the place that color matches. The disparity in price seems unreasonable.
     
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