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Chrome grille dilemma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jerry299, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Sep 8, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    Jerry299

    Jerry299 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ive decided to paint my chrome grille to color match the truck but i was told it cant be done because of the chrome (the paint wont stick). im sure the auto body knows whats up but i just want a second opinion. can it be done??
     
  2. Sep 8, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    TurfTaco

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    Paint shop did mine. Took it off myself to save $ and was only $75.00. Matched perfect and has held up fine.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    paint shop told me they'd do it for 100, but warned me it would chip with flying rocks.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

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    I've seen the chrome coating chip from flying rocks.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    Pugga

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    People seem to do it without an issue. I'm going to paint mine as soon as the paint I ordered shows up. I did the BHLM and the paint stuck just fine to the chrome colored plastic.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    I just bought a silver sport grill and kept the chrome one in my garage.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    whered u find one??..ive been looking online but havent come accros much other than chrome..i need the metallic grey
     
  8. Sep 8, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    sweet. this is what im leaning more towards cuz im going to do the satoshi grill anyway; hopefully.
     
  9. Sep 8, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    so does that mean it just sands off?? idk how the chrome on plastic works
     
  10. Sep 8, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    You could always buy from the dealer that's the color you want but that's about 240 bucks. Or on ebay they have unpainted girlls for about 85 that you could paint yourself if you can't get the chrome thing to work.
     
  11. Sep 8, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    sweet this sounds like a plan. what i dont get is why the body shop would turn me away?? theyre slower than hell so i know they need the business. just baffled by it.
     
  12. Sep 8, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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    I painted mine myself and its holding up perfectly. don't forget to also use the scotch brite pad inbetween the primer and the color, once the primer is completely dry. this will make sure you avoid the bumpy "orange peel" look.
     
  13. Sep 8, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    yeah i would really consider this option but im gunna be getting the grillcraft grille and it seems like ill drop too much money for this mod going that route. but im not crossing it off as an option lol
     
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    sweet. i see your trucks white but if i do it myself, how do i go about finding the right color?..
     
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    Very smart. I will probably do the same. I think the sport grill is like 175.00.
     
  16. Sep 8, 2010 at 3:10 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    its all in the prep work.
     
  17. Sep 8, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    175 sounds good. do u know if they come painted?
     
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    Too many mods to list
    They probably aint very experienced is all.

    Painting over ABS chrome is no problem. However, painting over real chrome, thats a no no almost always.
     
  20. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    Jerry299

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    holy shit thanks a lot! :eek: im buying this as soon as my paycheck clears lol..it almost sounds too good to be true though..have you used them before??
     
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