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A question for those of you with Silver Streak Mica painted grilles

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TRDKenE, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Aug 22, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    TRDKenE

    TRDKenE [OP] DAMN GOOD DEAL!!

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    I have a Silver Streak Mica '10 Tacoma I bought the color matched grille and it doesn't quite match. I don't know if that is just the way it is. At some angles and lighting situations it matches good, other times it looks like a completly different shade of grey. Anybody elese have this problem. I think I got this grill from TRDParts4U or one of them sites that had them for $175.
     
  2. Aug 22, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    Larry

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    Paint on plastic is almost never gonna match steel...unless it's painted at the same time, same place. Even then, in time........

    Dats why U go chrome. :D
     
  3. Aug 22, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    shredtacoma

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    one paint is faded and the new grille is not faded
     
  4. Aug 22, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    TRDKenE

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    the truck has 400 miles on it and the truck is darker then the grille
     
  5. Aug 22, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    05 TRD Sport

    05 TRD Sport She's Fat, I'm Drunk, It's On.

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    My radiant red grill has always been a shade off. Came from the factory that way. Still looks better than chrome. LOL
     
  6. Aug 22, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    Larry

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    Most fender flares are a tad off as well. Some of it is the texture of the material being painted.

    Over time...it only gets worse.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    Burgman

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    Yea my grill is alittle off if u really look at it and i have a sport, so... i think its just the plastic vs. metal
     
  8. Aug 22, 2010 at 9:41 PM
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    TRDsport253

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    yep my paint is off too. i think they all are. the trd sport model that is
     
  9. Aug 23, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    morphius

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    I have a silver mica 2010 Sport that has a color matched grill.

    I bought a chrome grill to Satoshi it and kept my factory original without modification.

    I didn't think that I'll be able to color match perfectly with the body color. If you try and it doesn't match, then you or others will notice it. But with the chrome, it's a universal fit.

    With my Satoshi modifcation now, the chrome looks more like an upgrade with the perforated mesh and Toyota grille emblem. I'm happy with the outcome, even though just chrome.

    I wouldn't consider trying to color match over the chrome, that's just asking for trouble.
     
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