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color match grill surround

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dustinclm, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Sep 27, 2013 at 8:59 AM
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    FlyFishVA

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    Thread revival . . . that looks awesome. A few questions - This was originally chrome, right? Did you put any primer down before you sprayed on the dupli color? How many cans to complete the job?
     
  2. Sep 27, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    Thanks! :)
    Yes, I sprayed a couple coats of primer after I wet sanded the chrome with 400 grit sandpaper. I used a dark grey primer, so I only needed a couple coats of the duplicolor. I used less than half a can. then a few coats of clear gloss with careful wet sanding in between. Do not sand the color coat tho. It will lose the metallic glitter effect. Then after the clear coat fully cures, very fine wet sand any overspray and then wax. Mine still looks great ;)

    That is a lot of work to make it look good tho. If I had to do it again, I'd sell the chrome and buy a painted one!
     
  3. Sep 27, 2015 at 11:44 PM
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    Revival! I will be color matching my grill to the magnetic grey. Especially after seeing how it turned out on yours @bullaculla I am a little confused about the wet sanding in between coats. Can you explain that to me? And what should be on my shopping list for this project? Ordered a satoshi from homer taco as well so will probably make a whole day out of all this... Where did you go to get the paint?
     
  4. Sep 28, 2015 at 12:27 PM
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    Dear god people, do a quick search. $189 from Camelback Toyota and sell you chrome on CL for $125.

    My local dealer beat Camelback's price, $169 out the door, then I sold my chrome on CL for $125. Seriously, less than $45 for a brand new color matched grill from Toyota. Why anyone would bother with paint is beyond me.
     
  5. Sep 28, 2015 at 12:35 PM
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    because its cheaper...
     
  6. Jan 20, 2016 at 8:08 AM
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    Very nice man!
     
  7. Jan 20, 2016 at 10:06 AM
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    Not when you factor in your time my man.
     
  8. Jan 20, 2016 at 1:32 PM
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    RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Camelback Toyota. I bought mine for $180 IIRC and it matches perfectly.

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