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Color match grille info

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by drifter379, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Mar 20, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    drifter379

    drifter379 [OP] CenTex Honky

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    I went to the dealer today to inquire about a color matched grille. I currently have a chrome and want a BSP grille. So I was quoted on a new color matched grille for $285.11

    If I bring them a grille besides chrome which can not be painted properly the will repaint for $89.89

    So now I either need to trade some one straight up chrome for BSP or find any color grille have it painted and try to sell my chrome grille.

    With everyone buying the grille crafts I thought this might be helpful.

    Anyone want to trade?
     
  2. Mar 20, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    tacoma08MZ

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    tinted head/tail lights-blacked out badges-3 inch tuff country lift 33 inch nittos-black steelies custom spare bed mount-hilift-weathertechs-kenwood dnx5120 dvdnav headunit-remote start-painted grille surround-fog lights-grillcraft black mesh grille
  3. Mar 20, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    drifter379

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    Still kind high for an unpainted.
    Unpainted
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    $128.50


    I am looking for an even swap of any color for my chrome. Or I have seen as low as $50 on ebay.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    tacoma08MZ

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    but painted is only 197 compared to 285 at the dealer
     
  5. Mar 21, 2009 at 2:12 AM
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    captkrunch

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    I just paid 173.89 shipped for a painted one from shoptrd.com
     
  6. Mar 21, 2009 at 4:51 AM
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    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    chrome can be painted if prepped the right way.i'm going to spray my chrome grille.im in the same boat,i dont want chrome and dont want to spend big money for a colored one.
     
  7. Mar 21, 2009 at 5:40 AM
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    Hardcorehehaw

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    I inquired about getting my rear chrome bumper painted and was turned down by multiple shops who said it wasn't a good idea and the paint would just start to chip and flake off after a few months.
    They said that the chrome was too hard of a surface to prep correctly.
    I don't know i'm not an expert on the subject, but I'd think they'd want my business if they could do it.

    If you decide to paint yours let us know how it holds up, I'm interested to see if it works.
     
  8. Mar 21, 2009 at 5:45 AM
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    I'd like to have a painted grill as well, the online price for a painted one is not bad at all. As far as the rear chrome bumper, yeah you can't really paint over chrome metal. Could have it powercoated though, that might look cool.

    Hmm, just checked shoptrd.com, shows $193.17 plus shipping on their site, did you get a discount?
     
  9. Mar 21, 2009 at 6:22 AM
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    I didn't get a discount but I called them because gray wasn't listed. I questioned him when he quoted the price because of the website and he assured me what he quoted was correct. Give them a call the guys name is Jeff, very easy to do business with.
     
  10. Mar 21, 2009 at 6:23 AM
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    Let us know how it turns out. Toyota said they wont do it because it wont hold up.
     
  11. Mar 21, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    So what about a painted rear bumper, can't find one anywhere on the OEM part sites?
     
  12. Mar 21, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    you cant paint chrome metal bumpers unless you sandblast off the chrome.
    the grille wil hold up as long as you scuff it really good. you can get a plastic promoter to help the paint to stick.
    i've done autobody now for 17 years(not full time anymore,thank god) but its all in the prep and i'll take pics and show you guys.
     
  13. Mar 21, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    rmb_crew

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    Anyone ever tried to have them powder coated? I know some people have been looking at doing the rear bumper but does anyone have any pictures?
     
  14. Mar 21, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    I've seen a number of you painting your Tacoma badges which are chrome plastic. Why would there be any difference in painting the grill surround? If you scuff it up a bit, use an adhesion promoter and paint, shouldn't that work?
     
  15. Mar 26, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    Ok I found a grille on Ebay for $55 shipped. So now I need to save up a little and hold off for a week or two before the wife will let me spend the cash to get it painted by the dealer.

    Side note.
    Anyone want a chrome grille? MAke me an offer.
     
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