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black out chrome around grill and emblem(help)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TACOMAN22, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Jan 13, 2008 at 2:27 PM
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    TACOMAN22

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    does anybody know how to do this? thanks
     
  2. Jan 13, 2008 at 3:46 PM
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    PatheticJoe

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    I would imagine its the same cheap chrome paint that's on the inside of the headlights so just sand it down a bit and spray on Krylon Fusion Paint (designed for plastic). You can use the BHLM thread as guide.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2008 at 3:50 PM
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    hokihigh

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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    if you want it to look good you're probably gonna have to replace the grille. thats what i did. i found a guy willing to trade his sport grill for my chrome off-road grill
     
  5. Jan 15, 2008 at 12:48 PM
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    lsocoee

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    How hot should I heat my oven to?
     
  6. Jan 15, 2008 at 1:39 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    preheat it to 300 and then turn it off and leave the headlight in for 5-6 minutes. if you still cant pry it apart, put it in for a lil longer. just make sure to turn the oven off before you put them in.
     
  7. Jan 15, 2008 at 1:40 PM
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    sawdust

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  8. Jan 15, 2008 at 2:04 PM
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    lsocoee

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    No, I meant for my grill.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2008 at 2:53 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    I think the only reason for the oven is to melt the lens assembly adhesive so you can get it apart and get to the part you're going to paint.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2008 at 3:31 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    yeah...there's no need to heat the grille...a light sand and some krylon fusion paint is all u need. like rob said, u only put the stuff in the oven to heat the adhiesive in order to pry open the headlights
     
  11. Jan 15, 2008 at 4:17 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I guess I should have put in one of ":D" in there.
     
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