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Blacked out bumper and emblems?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sbeau1960, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Mar 29, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    sbeau1960

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    A friend photoshopped a black rear bumper and emblems, what do you think? Trying to decide what direction to go, black or paint it body color?

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    Or just leave it chrome?

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    Would love to see a pic of an Indigo painted bumper if anyone has one. Or if anyone's good at photoshop make mine blue. :)
     
  2. Mar 29, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    dunkhi

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    looks better chrome. in my personal opinion.

    if the bumper was indigo that would look good.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    black the bumper and wheels out...that'd look sweet!
     
  4. Mar 29, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Look in my gallery You will see the color matched bumpers
     
  5. Mar 29, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    Thanks, I like that look a lot! Wish you could buy them color matched from Toyota like the grilles instead of having to paint them. I guess the chrome can be sanded and etched to accept paint, I'll have to ask my body shop guy.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    higherlux

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    im not a fan of chrome id powder coat it or bed line it black but thats just my oponion
    but if u treat ur truck like a "street'' truck i think the indigo bumper would look kick ass
     
  7. Mar 29, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    No problem. Well there might be a few floating around on eBay, craigslist, TW etc. Yeah you can sand down the chrome and then OemPaint it. I would recommend letting your body shop doing it
     
  8. Mar 29, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Bedliner. Looks good black. I'm doing the same with mine eventually.
     
  9. Mar 29, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    Have been thinking about powdercoating it, my local shop will do a two stage coating for $150. Lot more durable than paint, but I do like the look of the body color bumper, think that would look sweet with blacked out emblems or remove the emblems and decals totally.
     
  10. Mar 29, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    Both look good. If you still want them on but with out them being OUT THERE no problem with blacking them out.

    But I think it looks naked with all removed
     
  11. Mar 29, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    I blacked out the Tacoma on the doors today and sprayed the rear badges but I don't think I'm putting them back on. The tailgate looks pretty good without anything. I'll post some pics tomorrow.
     
  12. Mar 29, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    Do it big like nike and go with the black bumper!
     
  13. Mar 29, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    I have to say I also have an indigo ink tacoma, and I like the chrome bumper. Just my two cents
     
  14. Mar 29, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    IMO im really liking the chrome rear bumper! I think you should leave the chrome rear bumper and black the emblems out!!!
    Take it easy!
     
  15. Mar 29, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    tacoholic

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    Hmmm...body color. Black looks kinda cheap and chrome is too chrome for me.

    Body color FTW!
     
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    color match bumper and paint the emblems black.
     
  18. Mar 29, 2009 at 10:12 PM
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    Body color looks best but if not then black:D
     
  19. Mar 30, 2009 at 5:57 AM
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    sbeau1960

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    Thanks for all your opinions, I appreciate the input.

    I think my choices rank:

    1. Body color with black emblems

    2. Chrome with chrome emblems

    3. Black with Black emblems
     
  20. Mar 30, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    Blacked out Tacoma on doors and debadged tailgate.



     
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