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ATO skid arrived! Prep to install...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BigRedToy, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Jun 5, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    BigRedToy

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    Damn this thing is heavy! I am using some Rustoleum enamel that I picked up from Lowes. Here is how it looks so far.

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    *Yes I did paint this on my apartment balcony :eek::cheers:
     
  2. Jun 5, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    congrats bro...now let's see pics of that thing installed...:D
     
  3. Jun 5, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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  4. Jun 5, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    I have it set to dry it should be ready to install by tomorrow afternoon.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    Dude, are you have to clear coat that & buff it before you put it on. You don't want an almost-matches-skid-plate!
     
  6. Jun 5, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    ^Fixed it for ya
     
  7. Jun 5, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    Whats wrong with a red skid plate?
     
  8. Jun 5, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    I will have pics of the old one tomorrow. You will see why it doesn't need to match. I use my skid plates. :)
     
  9. Jun 5, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    Well....
    #1 if you don't paint it correctly it will miss match and look like crap
    #2 if you paint it correctly it screams bling
    #3 Bling = I bought it for looks
    #4 If you bought it for looks why would you buy the biggest heaviest skid on the market?

    On the other hand maybe he uses it as intended and has a paint fetish.
    I for one like busting up my skid then spending 30 seconds touching it up with a can of rustolium......Just saying:facepalm:
     
  10. Jun 5, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    haha. You want to make sure anybody can find you in case of anything. Just follow the red on the rocks.:D

    Sweet skid by the way.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    I used Rustoleum. So it will take 30 seconds to touch up. Its just painted red, not black.
     
  12. Jun 5, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    My bad, thought you were trying to match it. I guess #1 is still there....Like I said just sayin....BTW ATO has been good to me, kevin's a good guy.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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  14. Jun 7, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    The skid was harder to install than I thought. I didn't know the braces had to be removed until I started. I will let the pictures speak for themselves. :cheers:

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    *I had to do some image correction so you could see some of the details. Sorry for the bad pics.
     
  15. Jun 7, 2010 at 10:47 PM
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    feeling the red a lot! looks good dude!
     
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    Looking good, man!
     
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    x2 :)
     
  18. Jun 8, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    Looks good!, Now go see if you can knock a dent in it:D
     
  19. Jun 8, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    looking really good...nice job bro...:D
     
  20. Jun 8, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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