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Chrome on the front centre piece

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by perchie15, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    perchie15

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    how would a guy take the chrome stickering off of the middle of the front bumper around the tacoma symbol ofcourse.. im thinking on painting it the body color.. get rid of some chrome...
     
  2. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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  3. Apr 5, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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    Yeah i dont like the chrome, luckily mine came red

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  4. Apr 5, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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    Just took mine off yesterday to paint it. Sandblasted it, filler primered, painted low gloss black. came out perfect
     
  5. Apr 6, 2012 at 6:08 AM
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    Yeah I'm wanting it to be SWB, instead of the chrome crap. Make it a bit meaner looking!!
     
  6. Apr 8, 2012 at 6:10 AM
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    If I wanted it SWB I heard some guys repainting some stuff and didn't turn on the same? Anyone know where I'd be able to get this color??
     
  7. Apr 8, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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    Duplicolor and Plasticoat both make "color matched" touchup paint in spray cans. I think the Plasticoat is better. You should spray a test piece first using the same base primer to check for match. It might look fine or it might be off a hair. The best way to get a true match is to have an auto paint shop match something from your truck, or have a god shop do it. That will cost of course. The real pros know that the way the paint is sprayed can effect the final match as well. It just depends on how close is close enough for you,...and of course how much you want to spend. The real auto paint is catalyzed and will have the same durablilty as the original. The touch up may not weather as well over the long run. The touchup route is a cheap thing to try though, and it may work out.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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    Or buy a color-matched grille from the factory. Toyota parts stores sell them.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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    Color matched really?? I'll check that out..
     
  10. May 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    Any updates??
     
  11. May 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    Wtf.. Are you talking about the grille?
     
  12. May 15, 2012 at 5:48 AM
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    DUHHHH!!! What else can be chrome on the grill
     
  13. May 15, 2012 at 6:13 AM
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    Well you said "bumper" in your original post.


    :jerkoff:
     
  14. May 15, 2012 at 6:21 AM
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    You're the one who called your grille a bumper... just sayin. :rolleyes:

    You can get a color matched grille new for $185 (at least that was the going rate, might be a little higher now). Another option would be to sand down and paint yours. If you go the rattle can route, paint a test piece and make sure you're happy with how it matches. Some colors are tougher to match than others.
     
  15. May 15, 2012 at 7:17 AM
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  16. May 18, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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    Lol thanks Im good. I want a Factory grille
     
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