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Black Billet Grill?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by beachtacomaFL, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Jul 21, 2008 at 6:19 PM
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    beachtacomaFL

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    I have an '09 black tacoma and I'm looking for a good billet grill that doesn't just lay over the existing grill. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Jul 21, 2008 at 6:22 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    for billet u may have to buy a regular one and paint or powdercoat it. i could never find one for my black one.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2008 at 6:25 PM
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    beachtacomaFL

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    For that grillcraft one, did you have to pull the existing grill, or does it just insert on top of the existing one?
     
  4. Jul 21, 2008 at 6:26 PM
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    A member on another board bought a Grillcraft grille and painted it with some Rubberized Undercoating. Here's a link to the grille, and I'll try to find the pic I'm thinking of...

    http://www.grillcraft.com/applications/2007_Toyota_Tacoma.aspx/2/627/

    EDIT: Found the pic of a Grillcraft BG Series grille with a coating of Rubberized Undercoating.

    CIMG1904.jpg
     
  5. Jul 21, 2008 at 6:26 PM
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    I believe it goes either way. Your choice.
     
  6. Jul 21, 2008 at 6:43 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i think that any of the ones that screw in over the old one, can be made the other way by just cutting the old grill out anyways
     
  7. Jul 21, 2008 at 6:54 PM
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    Yeah....The billet ones come either bolt over or replace. (at least if you follow the link in the above thread)
     
  8. Jul 21, 2008 at 7:54 PM
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    where do you buy rubberized undercoating? Also, IMO I think that powder coating it would look better and better protect it. :D
     
  9. Jul 21, 2008 at 8:00 PM
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    You can buy a can at any local autoparts store. Undercoating is mostly for sound deadening, but when used in this case, it produces a factory "molded plastic-like" effect.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2008 at 5:04 AM
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    You can also get a product called Plasti-Dip that is made to re-dip tool handles. It might or night not be the same weight as the undercoating.

    As long as you have a good clean surface with complete coverage the stuff has great adhesion and last for a good oong while. I've never tried to clean it (for bug or whatever) but I imagine some soap and warm water would do it.

    PC might be stronger then the rubber undercoating- but it's more expensive and if it chips you have to redo the entire thing @ the same price again.
     
  11. Jul 22, 2008 at 3:45 PM
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    I used the 3M rubberized undercoating. It was really easy and looks good too (IMO).

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    I like that were did u get the grill how did u do it did u have to cut the center out of your old grill
     
  13. Jul 22, 2008 at 4:04 PM
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    Wow dude, punctuation!

    I bought the grill off ebay. I would recommend spending the $ on a brand name grill. I had to do a lot of trimming to make the grill fit right.

    Basically you remove the grill from your truck, cut out the center cross bar, and install the billet grill. Mine included clip nuts which fasten the billet grill to the plastic grill surround. Installing the grill is easy.

    I sprayed all the billet grill parts with the 3M rubberized undercoating. You can buy it at any autoparts store. I think I put on 2 coats.
     
  14. Jul 22, 2008 at 4:05 PM
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    +1 thats a really clean looking truck u got there. sport access cabs are always a plus, hard to come around
     
  15. Jul 23, 2008 at 9:24 AM
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    Ok so you once you apply 2 coats of 3M rubberized undercoating what kind of black spray paint did you use? :)
     
  16. Jul 23, 2008 at 2:54 PM
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    I know Carriage Works makes a black one, and if I am not mistaken a bolt over or cut out. Their web page stated 05-08 but worth a call if you want to check it out.
    I know when I ordered mine I got the black one by mistake, really sharp but not the look I was going for.
    I went for the cut out, very easy if you take your time, directions were pretty good also.
     
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    The undercoating is black itself.
     
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    The 3M stuff is black itself. It has a light texture to it, similiar to a bedliner.
     
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    I ordered the Grill craft set today. now I have to decide rather to use the rubberized coating or send it all out for gloss powder coat... Any opinions?
     
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    i sprayed my billet grille with 3m rubberized undercoating, and it has been 1 week, and it still has not dried. when u touch it it leaves ur finger print on it. what u guys think i should do?
     
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