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Bye bye chrome bumper. hello color matched

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by macgyver, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Aug 28, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    looking really good...can't wait to see it back on the truck...:D

    harbor freight tools makes some pretty cheap tools...but they definitely have come in handy from time to time...
     
  2. Aug 29, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    macgyver

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    The bumper is back on. All done.

    It actually matches very well. As of right now I can't tell the difference in color. Its a little overcast this morning so we will see when the sun comes out how well it matches.

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  3. Aug 29, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Wow! That turned out pretty good! How durable is the paint on the chrome?
     
  4. Aug 29, 2010 at 6:51 AM
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    macgyver

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    Not sure...we will see how it holds up. I prepped it pretty well and used some good self etching primer ($17 a can! :eek:). It has 3 coats of primer, 3 coats of base, and 2 coats of clear (clear was sprayed with 1 medium coat and one heavy coat)
     
  5. Aug 29, 2010 at 6:57 AM
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    man I wanna do this
     
  6. Aug 29, 2010 at 7:00 AM
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    DO IT!

    OBTW FYI for everyone. I only used 1.5 cans of the silver paint on the bumper. I bought extra because I plan on color matching my mirrors and door handles in the very near future.
     
  7. Aug 29, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    Looks awesome. I am going to have to look in to doing this. Nice work and pics.

    I like the 1st gen wheels on your truck too.
     
  8. Aug 29, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    Great job, looks perfect to me!
     
  9. Aug 29, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    Very nice work!
     
  10. Aug 29, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    Wow that turned out great man... even if it turns out in the sun it's not perfect it's hella more perfect than chrome :D

    Man I wanna pick one of these guns up and a decent compressor now.... kinda inspires confidence that I might be able to paint my 280z myself :D

    Edit: I'd paint my truck's but I'm going AllPro anyway lol...
     
  11. Aug 29, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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  12. Aug 29, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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  13. Aug 29, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    Thumbs up! Great job.
     
  14. Aug 29, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    Looks great. I actually think it looks much better than the chrome.
     
  16. Aug 29, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    It's a paint spray gun using High Volume Low Pressure. It takes time and practice to do a good job.
     
  17. Aug 29, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    Nice job.
     
  18. Aug 29, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    Looks good. Great job
     
  19. Apr 19, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    Just wondering how this paint job has held up for you?

    Also, does anyone know if an electric random orbital sander would work good for prepping this? Can an electric ROS even be used for wet sanding?

    I want to do my chrome bumper in black, but I have neither the knowledge nor the tools at the moment. But I'm not going to let that stop me (probably).
     
  20. Apr 19, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    This turned out very well. If I had the skills I might have done this kind of color match, but instead just plastidipped black.
     
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