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Cheap grills!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by headhunter247, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Jun 24, 2010 at 6:05 AM
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    headhunter247

    headhunter247 [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Jun 24, 2010 at 6:19 AM
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    headhunter247

    headhunter247 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Oh, and more background on this, I am looking to do away with my chrome grill. I was going to paint over it. Do you guys think this would be a better route to go vs. painting it black?
     
  3. Jun 24, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    headhunter247

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  4. Jun 24, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    Biff

    Biff What could go wrong?

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    I too am looking for a color matched grill. The best i have found is $225 from the dealer. I know a lot of guys on here have sanded and sprayed their own. I have spoken to two paint shops in town and they both refused to do it saying that in the long run the paint wont stick. What do i know (nothing) that is what they told me.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2010 at 8:21 AM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    S1N C1TY...(from Hilo, HI)...
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    BSP TRD Off-Road
    APR X-1 | TRD CAI w/Clear Cover | TRD Short Shifter w/ TRD "RED" Shift Knob | SGII w/Blendmount| Snugtop SL w/KeyLess Entry | 5% Tint | Pop-n-Lock | Bosch Icon WB | S2K Antenna | HRM | LS 8K Projectors w/BSP HLM & 8K Fogs w/FLM | Debadged |Tinted Tails | Black Weathertechs | MX RGM & RBM | Optima Red Top 35 | Gatorback Belt |
    I bought a grill off of ebay 1 before the pictures showed a BSP surround...when it arrived it was chrome...I got my refund and made the seller pay for return shipping...

    just make sure its exactly what your looking for and ask for tons of pics or else you might have to go through a refund process like i had to.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    AeroCooper

    AeroCooper Half the strength of ten (microscopic men)

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    I got mine from toyotaparts123.com -

    Price: $158.88
    Tax: $0.00
    Shipping: $15.89
    Handling Fee: $0.00
    Order Total: $174.77
     
  7. Jun 24, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    you can buy a grill from Certifit for $50. Toyota of Dallas has painted grills for $160 and theres another dealer that is selling them for $175 shipped.
     
  8. Jun 24, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    headhunter247

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    Well as long as its not chrome I would be happy. I want to go black and these are cheap!
     
  9. Jun 24, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    TacoCat

    TacoCat Look away, I'm hideous!

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  10. Jun 24, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    headhunter247

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    Did you paint it after you got it? I am going to put my grillcraft in it, but dont know if I would paint it black over black you know?
     
  11. Jun 24, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    TacoCat

    TacoCat Look away, I'm hideous!

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    Actually I used herculiner.
    It turned out ok. I've touched it up since I mounted it though. I think I have some pics posted later in that thread.
     
  12. Jun 24, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    Sweet. Just bought one from the website ...thanks for the info man..rep to you.
     
  13. Jun 24, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    TacoCat

    TacoCat Look away, I'm hideous!

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    Cool deal. Subscribing for when you post up pics after you get it. :)
     
  14. Jun 24, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    Blue

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    let us know how it turns out
     
  15. Jun 24, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    headhunter247

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    Yea, it will be a little bit, Im going to paint my skid, and wheels black. Debadge and leave all off except for the "tacoma" and then only put the tacoma ones back on painted black as well.

    Im still trying to figure out what to do for the bumper. Any thoughts? I dont know how I feel about painting over chrome.

    Notice I hate chrome?!?
     
  16. Jun 24, 2010 at 10:05 AM
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    get one of these
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Jun 24, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    front or rear bumper?
     
  18. Jun 24, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    headhunter247

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    The rear bumper. As much as I would love to buy a new bumper, thats not gonna happen.
    I wanna take the factory one, and make it black somehow or another. I dont want to use bedliner on it for sure as Ive seen others do, but I worry about painting over it, as it will just come off over time Id think.
     
  19. Jun 24, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    TacoCat Look away, I'm hideous!

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    I'm in the same boat as you. Only thing I have left chrome to remove is the rear bumper. I've PM'd a few guys asking if they'd like to trade base black bumpers for my chrome but nobody responds :(
    I've even thought about going around and leaving notes on base trucks I see. I do like that aftermarket bumper in the post above though. looks sweet but probably outside my price range haha.
     
  20. Jun 24, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    I even have been calling around to the junkyards around here once a month to see if they have any tacomas, but they are much more rare around here than elsewhere like CA. I dont want to have to purchase one, just wanna figure something out with mine. If I figure anything out, Ill let you know as well.
     
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