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About to paint grille surround

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hawkman, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Apr 15, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    hawkman

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    I brought my truck to a bodyshop for paint, they wanted $170 with grille already prepped for paint!! Does anyone have any tips before i do it myself? I followed 05prerunner and jayet write ups any other suggestions?
     
  2. Apr 15, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    Steps that i will be using on mine today!!!
    Provided by Vincent..!


    Todays steps:
    sand it down till no more shine in the surround.
    adhesion promoter wait 5 minutes
    primer ( light gray ) 2 coats. wait 5 minutes between each coat.
    super white first. 3 coats ( wait 5 minutes before each coat)
    Spray on a coat of clear. wait 5 minutes
    Spray on 2 coats of olympic white wait 5 minutes
    then wait at least 25 minutes to dry it out.
    sand it with 2000 grit paper.
    buff and wax it.
    shoot clear coat over it
    and youre done.



    Just change the steps to which you are gng to use, in your case speedway blue right? just change the steps to where it fits your paint..

    BTW where did you get your paint?
     
  3. Apr 15, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    ^^^^^ I don't think I would put the coat of clear between the coats of
    white. But that's just me, I'm not a painter. Here's a link of someone
    painting a chrome grille. And I would not wax it before I clear coated
    it. You want the clear to stick, not bead up.

    http://www.lskoncepts.com/Grille%20Rear%20Surround%20Paint.pdf

    I would definitely add the adhesion promoter before the primer.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    hawkman

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    thanks for the help. i plan to start as soon as the material and time are available! Ill post pics as soon as i finish!!!!! hope it turns out okay :pray:
     
  5. Apr 18, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    What exactly is clear coat? is it like a different spray? i havent repainted my grille myself and want to know what clear cloat is? and where i can buy it?
     
  6. Apr 18, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    Its pretty much just what the name is. Its a clear coat that goes over the paint for a nicer shine and some protection.;)
     
  7. Apr 18, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    Where can i buy it? i dont think ive ever seen a spray can that says CLEAR COAT lol
     
  8. Apr 18, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    You should be able to get it anywhere. It's very popular. Even places like wal-mart will have it.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    Hey fire also what do you think i should use for painting the black part of grille the little triangles and the middle? Krylon Fusion or Something more Flat?
     
  10. Apr 18, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    Stock grill?
     
  11. Apr 18, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    yuppp
     
  12. Apr 18, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    Isn't the center and sides already black?
     
  13. Apr 18, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    yeah but i sprayed some white on it and had to sand it down, so i want to repaint it
     
  14. Apr 18, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    Ohhh.. Okay, yeah go with some krylon fusion paint.;)
     
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