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Black billet grille

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Snake~, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Aug 6, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    Snake~

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    I'm thinking about painting (or possibly powder coating) my billet grille inserts black. It would look something like the picture below. What do you think? Should I take the Stones' advice and paint it black or leave it as is?

    009blackgrillesmall.jpg
     
  2. Aug 6, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    ktmrider

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    I painted mine in my sig

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  3. Aug 6, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    Cars0n`

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    post a pic of your grill. is it the cut out style or just the cheap one you lay over top of the factory grill?
     
  4. Aug 6, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    sfoxwoody

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    Paint it, I did and it looks so much better. Just take it out and scuff it with a scotch brite pad then spray it, I used Krylon Rustolium in semi flat black.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    It's a bolt-over but it wasn't cheap. It's a 1/4" thick slab of polished stainless steel - very solid. I have no complaints about the quality. There are some pics on the little camera link to the left.
    I also thought about painting it MGM, but I think black would be better.

    009graygrillesmall.jpg
     
  6. Aug 6, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    KenLyns

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    With the bright stock headlights you cannot achieve an all-black look anyway. My opinion is to leave it as-is, to preserve visual balance.
     
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