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Cheap mod weekend thanks to TW

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by collinkp, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Oct 4, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    collinkp

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    Well, after watching everyone on here mod their trucks I figured I would give it try. The thing is I have been away from home and without tools so I wanted to see my rattle can abilities. I tinted my tail lights and third break light with VHT nite shades and I really like the results. I also debadged then painted them black also like the results. I tried to paint my chrome grille white using duplicolor super white. This did not go so well. I like the look, its something different but the color is really close just needs a little more shine. I put clear coat on but I think I need something with more of a gloss. I also attempted the BHLM, what a pain that was. I have a few spots where it scratched off while putting the light back together and broke a clip putting in back on the truck. The grille and BHLM just don't have the professional look I was hoping to get, then again I'm not a professional. Lesson learned. Just thought I'd share. I guess I can also always sand and paint again.

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  2. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    testedone

    testedone Speak English..it's America

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    Can you explain how you de-badged and got them back on, I like that look...
     
  3. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    baildavc

    baildavc TREADING LIGHTLY!

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    Don't be so hard on yourself, lights look great and at least you had the guts to try, I still haven't found the intestinal fortitude to do it myself.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    t-com09

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    nice badges and tail lights
     
  5. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    That looks pretty dang good to me. Don't be so hard on yourself.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    Masada

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    Looks good man. I'm newish still so what is the BHLM?
     
  7. Oct 4, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    collinkp

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    thanks guys I appreciate the feedback
    testedone... there are some write-ups about the badges on here but all I did was use some fishing line between the badge and paint and just used a sawing motion til they came off. took off the rest of the tape from the badge and truck spray painted 3-4 coats of krylon fusion gloss black and got some outdoor 3m tape cut it on the back of the badge and simply pressed it back on if you can't find the write-ups I can give you a more detailed explanation.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    Thanks man, that gets me started... I hate Chrome....
     
  9. Oct 4, 2009 at 6:23 PM
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  11. Oct 4, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    cheehab

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    Man those white trucks are sharp! Looking good! Mud flaps off next weekend? I did the BHLM last week and had to keep telling myself to take my sweet time. The BHLM makes any truck look better IMO
     
  12. Oct 4, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Did any 1st gens come with blacked out heads from the factory? Mine were blacked when I bought the truck used, and judging from the previous owner being in his 60s he didn't do it. Casings don't appear to have ever been split open. Maybe he did do it and being in his 60s he took his time and really did it pro?
     
  13. Oct 4, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Nope. ALl OEM lights are clear. :)
     
  14. Oct 4, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Aftermarket. Didn't think of that (surprised because I put JDM heads on my Corolla).

    Maybe the old guy was an ex hot-rodder reliving his glory days? He lives in Tampa, I should look him up someday.
     
  15. Oct 4, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    Where'd you get the paint? I'm looking at painting the chrome grill surround like you did, and maybe the grill itself. How much did you get and what did it cost you?
     
  16. Oct 4, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    yotarob2005 Kiss My IFS

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    I ended up doing my BHLM twice, they were pretty good the first time around, but not perfect, so I feel your pain. Same applies to the grill also, you can always try again If you are not 100% happy with it. Truck looks good man, & pat on the back for having the balls to do it in the first place.
     
  17. Oct 4, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    oops..answered something not asked of me!
     
  18. Oct 4, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    Well that works, but I was asking Collin. Either way, do you remember how much it was?
     
  19. Oct 4, 2009 at 11:34 PM
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    cheehab,
    any interest in helping a noob with the bhlm? i just moved to fraser a few days ago from denver and really want to start doing some mods to my truck. also looking to meet folks in the area.
     
  20. Oct 5, 2009 at 12:01 AM
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    Just put them in the oven and take them apart. It's a simple process, all you need is a little patience. :)
     
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