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Advice on color matching grill?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TurnAndBurn56, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. Aug 23, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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    TurnAndBurn56

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    I'm looking to color match the outter grill on my 2012 Tacoma (it's currently chrome). I was considering just going to a shop, but I'm now leaning towards just doing it myself. The color I'm matching it to is "nautical blue" or 8S6 for the code. I was recommended to use duplicolor but they don't make the color I need. Does anyone know any other brands for the paint I need or really any advice on the project at all? I'd even consider buying one if anyone has any good website recommendations. I've already tried eBay. Thanks for the help in advance!
     
  2. Aug 23, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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    GARSHA91

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    Another vote here for Automotivetouchup. They make all colors for these trucks. youll need base coat, and clear coat
     
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  4. Aug 23, 2018 at 12:50 PM
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    Sure thing, also be sure you get some adhesion promoter for the chrome. Youll want to scuff it up lightly with sandpaper, hit it with a couple coats of adhesion promoter, and then a good auto primer, then base, then 3-4 coats of clear
     
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  6. Aug 23, 2018 at 12:52 PM
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    You can buy a new color matched grill from Gunny

    Sell your on craigslist

    Be out about 100

    And it matches perfectly
     
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    I don't suppose you'd have a link for it?
     
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    See above
     
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    Easy and no mess. :D
     
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    Until.you cut the brand new color matched grill up for a new insert..........
     
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    shhhh.....he'll get there. :gossip:
     
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    Haha that's next on the to do list. Just have to find the right insert for the right price first.
     
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    It's not two things

    It's one thing

    Upgrade grill
    Step 1. Get color matched grill from Gunny

    Step 2. Find a new insert

    Step 3. Cut up new grill

    Step 4. assemble new insert into new grill

    Step 5. Mount new grill

    Step 6. Sell old grill

    1 thing
    6 steps


    Get steppin
     
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    If you do decide to paint it yourself use a self etching primer after you scuff up the chrome and then lightly sand the primer smooth before applying the base coat. Nothing else will get a good hold on a chrome surface and it will flake off.
     
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    Link please.
     

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