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Can't even paint... How can I satoshi?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by raycie, May 13, 2010.

  1. May 13, 2010 at 12:50 AM
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    raycie

    raycie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tried painting my front emblem. 2 types of paint, re-doing it 4 times, still not coming out even close to good. No bubbles, but uneven coats. I'm getting very small indentions. Don't know why, as bare surface is smooth.

    2 options... Buy a front emblem from someone already painted black... Find a 2nd grill and have someone satoshi for me.
     
  2. May 13, 2010 at 12:54 AM
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    Is is cold when you are painting? If so that is ya it is bubbling! trying doing it on a hot day maybe! I have painted like 5 of them all i did was wash it with soap and watter and paint it no primer just paint and never chipped!
     
  3. May 13, 2010 at 1:06 AM
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    Location says Hawaii, might be the humidity.

    Are you cleaning the emblem with rubbing alcohol or some type of cleaner first?
    After it's cleaned, try lay down several light coats and build it up allowing each coat to dry.

    Make sure it's cleaned real good before re-spraying. The different types of paint might interact poorly.

    Another reason you'll see indentions is it's too thick and the paint is out-gassing.



    It's tough to troubleshoot a paint problem from another state, over the net, no pictures, etc.

    Good luck (I'm originally from Kailua, Oahu)
     
  4. May 13, 2010 at 1:15 AM
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    I'll post some pics later. The 2 types of paint were. Engine enamel...sanded and repainted... Plastic paint and engine enamel...sanded and repainted... Plastic only... 3 coats.. Some areas awesome, but some areas inverted bubbles...

    Yes.. Not cold... Hawaii... Any other ideas? Anyone have a black emblem they want to "pay itm forward"
     
  5. May 13, 2010 at 1:17 AM
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    try out different brand. or primer work good lol
     
  6. May 13, 2010 at 1:21 AM
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    I used Krylon Fusion for all the stuff on my truck plus a couple coats of Tough Coat...dude, just mail it to me and i'll paint it for ya lol
     
  7. May 13, 2010 at 1:23 AM
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    i'm in hawaii too and i have had problems painting also. paint on a clear hot day, when its not raining. for the emblems, paint them and stick um in the oven right away, and don't let the wind get to them on the way. for my satoshi, i made sure the area was clean and i used alcohol to wipe the area, then painted very light coats at a time in my small sealed laundry room.
     
  8. May 13, 2010 at 1:27 AM
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    Its gotta be that Humidity and Temp...I'm sorry guys!

    It's always warm and dry here in AZ
     
  9. May 13, 2010 at 1:31 AM
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    Staying in Waikiki with the visiting in-laws... Will sand and try again on friday... Did u satoshi?... Pics? Want to do / help out with another one.. Beer and rib eyes...
     
  10. May 13, 2010 at 2:22 AM
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    blackhawke88

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    yea, i'd say paint it indoors, like in a garage, and place it under a large lamp, but not too close or it will over bake the paint.
     
  11. May 14, 2010 at 1:30 AM
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    My obsessive nature, went to wal-mart for some sandpaper and a can of krylon plastic paint... 5 coats later... Awesome.. Possibly some new confidence to paint my badges now.. Maybe even satoshi (one day)
     
  12. May 14, 2010 at 1:32 AM
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    Atta boy! Congrats :woot:


    Krylon Fusion is the shit!
     
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