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Black out wheels and badges, opinions please!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SR54x4, Nov 14, 2010.

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silver or black caps

Poll closed Dec 14, 2010.
  1. silver

    10 vote(s)
    8.2%
  2. black

    94 vote(s)
    77.0%
  3. should have left the wheels silver!

    18 vote(s)
    14.8%
  1. Nov 14, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    SR54x4

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    This weekend I black out my wheels and my badges. All went very well. I plasti dipped the emblems, and it worked great! To tell the truth, I was unsure of if I wanted my wheels black so I plasti dipped them as well, this way it would not be permanent. I think it looks great, so once the plasti dip starts to peel I will sand and paint the wheels the right way.

    Please tell me what you think. (first pic is a before pic). I am unsure if I like the look of the silver center caps or the black center caps. Please vote and help me decide!
    (If I decide to go with the center caps silver I can just peel off the black on the other two)

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  2. Nov 14, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    Nightstr

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  3. Nov 14, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    tacomathom

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    I like the black caps with the black wheels.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    Larry

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    sliver wheels with silver caps.

    /thread
     
  5. Nov 14, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    skistoy

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  6. Nov 14, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    TACOMA TRD

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    Not a fan of Black with Blue.... I like Black wheels on silver/black vehicles.
     
  7. Nov 14, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    TacoSupreme

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    "Always bet on black"!!
    Looks good
     
  8. Nov 14, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    tiresmokintacoma

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  9. Nov 14, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    SHOGUN

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    how many coats did u do
     
  10. Nov 14, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    black rims on black wheels look best! But, i do agree from a design point black/blue combo tends to not be a strong color choice. i personally say if you like it then who cares what others think. I think I might have to do this as well. What paint sticks to the stock rims best? Duplicolor enamel engine paint?
     
  11. Nov 14, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    black it all out man looking good
     
  12. Nov 14, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    snatchley

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  13. Nov 15, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    SR54x4

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    three pretty heavy coats. i found the thicker you spray this stuff on the better it dries. kind of opposite of spray paint... if you spray it thick it will be rough and bubble but kind of "settles" on its own and it dried perfectly smooth!
     
  14. Nov 15, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    SR54x4

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    and the wheels are definatley going to be painted black once the plasti dip starts peeling. im really liking the look of the black wheels. just not sure on the center caps. i keep flipping back and forth between keeping them silver or blacking them out. doesnt seem like to many people here think they look good with silver caps. i think the pictures dont do it justice because they really do look good silver, or maybe its just me... i dont know
     
  15. Nov 15, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    SR54x4

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    just looked at the pictures again, they definatley dont do the silver caps justice... looks much better in person... but lets here some more opinions.

    (and yes i know at the end of the day its my truck and i should do what i like)
     
  16. Nov 16, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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  17. Nov 16, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    08chocotaco

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    how did you dip them? and how are you going to spray, paint them? i want to do the same with the badges and wheels if i dont get black rims.. and howd you glue the badges back on?
     
  18. Nov 16, 2010 at 11:17 PM
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  19. Nov 17, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    SR54x4

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    the stuff is called plasti dip but it comes in a spray can just like spray paint. so you coat them just like you would spray paint. when this stuff peels, yes i will probably rattle can the wheels after sanding them.

    as far as the badges go, thats what makes this stuff great. the badges stay on the truck. just search plasti dip or plasti dip badges or something similar and a few write ups will come up on how to do it.
     
  20. Nov 17, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    SR54x4

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    huh? what does this mean :confused:
     
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