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Almost done with the blacking out

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by HerNameIsLucy, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy [OP] I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Nearly done blacking Lucy out. I hand painted the SR5 emblems on the side, and they look like crap. Gotta re-do those. And I'm gonna totally de-badge the tailgate, want to get some big black letters to put TOYOTA across it, and a red letter on black border saying "Tacoma PreRunner SR5 V6 for across the bottom of the tailgate. Will hit up SockMonkey for those once I get employed again.

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    Now, should I take the TRD stickers off the sides?
     
  2. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    Monkeysuncle

    Monkeysuncle My Cat's breath Smells like Cat Food

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    I would, as soon as you get some Sockmonkey decals to replace it.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy [OP] I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Good plan. I can ask him to make me up some black ones (or select from his already available ones).
     
  4. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy [OP] I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Looks a little different from when I first got it:

    (ignore the fat redneck leaning on it)

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  5. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:23 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

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    john..............your truck is looking sweet as hell brotha!!! awesome blacking out job!!! sockmonkey decals in place of the stock trd's would look killer!!
     
  6. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    Delmarva

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    yup... pull the TRD stickers... truck looks awesome!
     
  7. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    Monkeysuncle

    Monkeysuncle My Cat's breath Smells like Cat Food

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    I gotta' tell you, the truck looks good with the blacked out chrome. Damn, I have something else to do now. What did you do to the wheels? Paint, or powdercoat? I was thinking of black wheels and de-badge?? JUst a thought.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy [OP] I miss Lucy. :-(

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    i put those trd stickers on myself after i got in the wreck. should have got black ones!

    thanks for the compliments!
     
  9. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy [OP] I miss Lucy. :-(

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    They're painted. After seeking advice here and getting some excellent tips, I shot them with aircraft stripper, then wire brushed them, two coats of primer and two coats of matte black. Only place it wants to come off is the lugnuts, hard chrome on those. I still have a half a can of the matte black so whenever I see a little shine on them I just quick shoot them.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    ima have to head to florida one day.......2 blacked out tacomas in the drive way.....us drinking beers!!:D
     
  11. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy [OP] I miss Lucy. :-(

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    hell yeah! we can hit the forest for a little off road time, get the good ol' boys out there together and hit some private property for some trigger time too!
     
  12. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    sounds like a plan to me man!!:D
     
  13. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    You guys should get together, probably make the banner. 2 nice trucks.
     
  14. Jan 7, 2009 at 11:36 PM
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    hey, what did you do to paint the shell of the grill?
     
  15. Jan 8, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    nice lookin truck.
     
  16. Jan 8, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy [OP] I miss Lucy. :-(

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    PM sent. But lots and lots of advice on how to do it on the fourm, that's where I learned what to do.

    Andrew: Thanks!
     
  17. Jan 8, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    On my 99 the rear bumper is rusting around the factory hitch hole, that is why I was thinking of black, a buddy of mine has a media blasting shop and could get the bumper down to bare metal and then I would powercoat them,(when my rich uncle gets out of the poor house) till' then I like the look of the matte finish and I like the idea of easy touch ups in the drive way. Hey, not to invite myself, but if you do have some drive time in Ocala anytime soon, I'm in Melbourne keep me posted. I've hunted there once, camped there plenty. Just an Idea...Kevin
     
  18. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy [OP] I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Kevin a hook-up here in Ocala sounds good to me. I'm busy through Tuesday next week, unless I get employed before I'm good anytime after that. Gimme a yell when you wanna come visit.

    John
     
  19. Jan 8, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    Lucy's looking good man!

    Looks 10000x better blacked out vs chrome!

    My tailgate right now is debadged, but the rest are on there (SR5 behind the pop out window and Toyota Tacoma on door) I'm debating blacking them out or taking them off. Being that I have a black truck, I think blacking them out wouldn't really do much good. I took want black TRD stickers for the sides, and maybe the classic TOYOTA on the tailgate in black too. Now I just gotta get tint and black wheels
     
  20. Jan 8, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy [OP] I miss Lucy. :-(

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    The TOYOTA TACOMA on the doors come off very easily, I used a hair blowdryer and fishing line. Cut the TOYOTA off them and blacked out the TACOMA, recentered them under the mirrors. Stuck them back on with black RTV.

    I heard horror stories about those damn SR5 emblems on the sides breaking in little pieces taking them off...so I attempted to paint them in place with a good model airplane paintbrush. Looks like crap. They're gonna come off soon.

    I've always thought gold on black vehicles looks sharp, as long as it's not carried TOO far.
     
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