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Anybody ever paint the stock chrome rear bumper?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kristonex, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Aug 3, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    kristonex

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    I'm about pick up my 2010 Taco in magnetic gray metallic tomorrow. YAY!! Was wondering if anybody has painted their back chrome bumper??? Does anybody with painting experience recommend doing or not doing this. I would love to get that color matched. thanks
     
  2. Aug 3, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    Tacomanator

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    good question. been wondering the same thing. i wanna paint my chrome white to match my truck. ! HATE CHROME!!!
     
  3. Aug 3, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO

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    I've seen someone post a thread painting it black. I've tried to find it again but I can't. He just removed the bumper, took all the plastic off, sanded it down and painted it. It looked pretty good, but then again it was only black instead of color matched. I've been wanting to do the same thing though.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    kristonex

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    Yeah chrome looks awesome.. when its on a hot rod from the 60's or 70's.

    Yeah i figure you can just sand it down and paint it, its metal just like your body panels. But again I'm no painter and somebody has had to have done this on here.

    I found this site here a while back and we did my buddy's mirrors and grill with these products and it turned out very good.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    I did mine, also took out a few dents. The guy at the bodyshop said he sanded it down, then applied a special primer and then painted it. You could probably just ask a paint shop about what primer to use, I think that is key.

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    Over two years now and it still looks good. No stripping or flaking.
     
  6. Aug 3, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    Looks good. I am definitely doing this at some point


    :violent: < lol THIS= awesome





     
  7. Aug 3, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    I'll trade you my black one for your chrome one anytime. I want a chrome one. Shoot me an email if your interested.

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  8. Aug 6, 2010 at 1:20 AM
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    I have a 2010 Tacoma Access cab and that rear chrome bumper started to rust.. I was shocked and took it to my dealer. Toyota replaced it under warrenty. I decided to change it to the Black one.. :D
     
  10. Aug 13, 2010 at 7:00 AM
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    thinking about doing mine also
     
  11. Aug 13, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    I did it as well but youre definitely going to want to get some type of power sander and not do it by hand. this chrome is horrible to sand. brake it down, primer it and then coat with Rustoleum or something like that. you dont have to take it off. i just taped newspaper to the rear of my truck and everything worked out fine. just remove the plastic covers off the bumper.
     
  12. Aug 13, 2010 at 7:54 AM
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    Why not post a CL ad and ask someone to trade?
     
  13. Aug 13, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    good idea. I may do that

     
  14. Aug 13, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    i've asked this before, but why not cover it in vinyl wrap? it would require little to no prep and would be consistent.
     
  15. Aug 13, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    i just painted my chrome bumper black. scotch brite pad + sanding then tack cloth, then self etching primer, then paint.

    i ended up using 2 cans of primer then 3 cans of flat black.
     
  16. Aug 13, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    diy write up thanks
     
  17. Nov 15, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    i jus cleaned it and painted it with rust oliem paint flat black. easy as that. check my build last page for pics VVVV
     
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