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Chrome delete!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Phantom_X-SP, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Apr 5, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    Phantom_X-SP

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    Well...I had to get rid of the chrome. I installed my Satoshi grill with the BSP surround, and did the BHLM to go along with it. I used a powdercoated preforated mesh on the grill for those curious. The BHLM was a breeze...I was concerned after reading some of the horror stories on here but had absolutely no problems.

    I must say that the overall look is much much cleaner. Next on the list is pinstripe delete! :D

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    btw...I didn't paint the radiator black just yet...but it will get done :)
     
  2. Apr 5, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Looks good mang... is the rear bumper still chrome?
     
  3. Apr 5, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    chris4x4

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  4. Apr 5, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    w8n4mud

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    Looks very sharp. What about the pin stripe? Is that going?
     
  5. Apr 5, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    Phantom_X-SP

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    Thanks! Yea...the rear is still chrome and will probably stay that way unless someone local is willing to swap...or I man up and just buy a new painted one :frusty:
     
  6. Apr 5, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    Phantom_X-SP

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    Yea...I'm going to have to steal my fiance's hair dryer for a couple hrs :D
     
  7. Apr 5, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    looks good.where did you get the mesh from?any up close pics of it?
     
  8. Apr 5, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    Phantom_X-SP

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    I got it from customcargrills.com

    Heres a pic straight out the box...the quality is damn good

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  9. Apr 5, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    Your truck looks sweet! Nice job.
     
  10. Apr 5, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    looks really good, nice job!!
     
  11. Apr 6, 2009 at 8:02 AM
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    Thanks guys!
     
  12. Apr 6, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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    Hardcorehehaw

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    I'm in the process of doing this same thing.
    I'm in the same boat with you as the rear bumper too. The good thing about the rear bumper is no one can really see it unless they're behind you. If they're behind you, they can't really tell that the bumper is the only chrome on your truck. So I'll probably just leave my bumper as is unless I get lucky and someone wants to trade.

    The grill material is exactly what I'm looking for when I do my Satoshi, do you think you can provide a link to the exact product? It would help out a lot :D
     
  13. Apr 6, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    Yea...the good thing is the chrome bumper accents both my nurf bars and rims so it still looks like its part of the puzzle lol...I would still like the BSP bumper though.

    Here is a link to the mesh...you can choose to have it powdercoated black :thumbsup:

    http://www.customcargrills.com/products.asp?id=56

    16 in. x48 in. Perforated Aluminum Grill Mesh Sheets
     
  14. Apr 6, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    did you go with the bigger holes, or the smaller one? was one sheet big to do all five pieces?:eek:
     
  15. Apr 6, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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  16. Apr 6, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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    I went with the smaller of the two. Five pieces? The 16x48 sheet is plenty to do the Satoshi mod...and depending on how you cut the mesh you can have enough left over to do the lower bumper opening and the smaller grill pieces by the headlights. I do plan on doing the lower bumper opening at some point in time.
     
  17. Apr 6, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    Thanks a lot Phantom!!
    + rep for you!!
    BTW your truck looks even better now, love it!
     
  18. Apr 6, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    No prob man :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks man :)
     
  20. Apr 6, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    the fifth piece would be for the hood scoop.:)
    did you sand down the chrome before you painted it? what type of paint did you use?
    thanks todd
     
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