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Best way to remove paint from needles

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by esizzle777, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Oct 11, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    esizzle777

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    This weekend going to be changing cluster colors, any ideas on best way to remove paint from needles? Is it necessary to repaint them?
     
  2. Oct 11, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    i removed mine by using rubbing alcohol and a Q-Tip, the paint is on the back, yes you should re-paint them, it would look goofy with clear needles haha
     
  3. Oct 11, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    Thanks what kind of paint should you use?
     
  4. Oct 11, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    its comes in a little square bottle, i got it at a hobby store, make sure you get some fine brushes as well:cool:
     
  5. Oct 11, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    Cool thanks, did you paint white?
     
  6. Oct 11, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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  7. Oct 11, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    Ok but what color did you paint?
     
  8. Oct 11, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    white
    thats a pic of my dash haha
     
  9. Oct 11, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    I went silver needles. Make sure to pick up acrylic paint.
     
  10. Oct 11, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    sorry haha i was reading the reply on my mail app so the pic didnt come out
     
  11. Oct 11, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    lol no worries man, goodluck post some pics of the outcome! what colors are you planning on doing?
     
  12. Oct 11, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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  13. Oct 11, 2011 at 11:16 PM
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    Try acetone
     
  14. Oct 11, 2011 at 11:32 PM
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    Is it possible to do this on a First gen tacoma?
     
  15. Oct 11, 2011 at 11:36 PM
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    You could use nail polish remover cuz it's stronger than rubbing alcohol...but I have noticed that leaving them clear doesn't look that bad at all. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:02 AM
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    Were there any examples in your other thread of this?
     
  17. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    Examples of what? The painted needles?
     
  18. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    Examples of clear needles with modded leds.
     
  19. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:10 AM
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    I haven't done one but a member showed me n it looked pretty good...n ive seen a couple of ppl on here post pics of theyre cluster finished without paint on they're needles
     
  20. Oct 12, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    Does anybody know if you can remove paint from the needles on the firstgens?
     
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