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color matched grill

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ccal, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Mar 31, 2017 at 7:39 AM
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    ccal

    ccal [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to attempt to paint my grill surround to match my truck, what steps or tips can someone give me to paint the chrome so it sticks and looks good.not sure where I should start with the chrome do I sand it and with what grit, any help would be appreciated
     
  2. Mar 31, 2017 at 7:54 AM
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    ChemDawg

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    Use google search engine...Then type
    tacomaworld.com diy painted grill..
    Lots of threads on how to paint grill.
    I plastidipped mine.
     
  3. Mar 31, 2017 at 8:08 AM
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    A lot of dealerships sell the color matched (factory) grill on eBay, weird I know but that's how I got mine! (super white). Just find out your trucks paint color code (super white is 040 like you see in the picture I attached) Really easy to tell when it's a Toyota dealership selling one or not. You can try that. I tried painting/ plastidipping mine many times and it just looked off no matter what I did. But if you do go the route of just painting it, the grill is fully removable, just the previous guys said just look up a DIY and you'll find what you need.

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  4. Mar 31, 2017 at 9:06 AM
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    Do yourself a favor and buy one off ebay,painting them yourself never lasts or looks good.
     
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    Unless you can paint.....:rofl:
     
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    Bought mine off ebay. came out tits
     
  7. Mar 31, 2017 at 12:40 PM
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    I think Camelback Toyota has the best deal. I think thats where@ChadsPride got his.
     
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  9. Apr 6, 2017 at 7:26 PM
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    Pull off your grill, take it apart, clean / degrease it, wet sand the chrome paint off(1200 grit), get some color matched paint, paint it, and then clear coat it.

    You can buy a can of color matched spray paint for your truck here:
    http://www.automotivetouchup.com/

    I recommend you get a can of the clear coat while you're at it.

    Do lots of thin coats and take your time between coats. Painting is easy, but most people are impatient. Remember that.

    Might cost you $40 for everthing including a few beers. Just take your time and do your prep work.

    If you mess up, who cares, that's how you learn.
     
  11. Apr 7, 2017 at 2:34 AM
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    I took a pressure washer to mine to strip the chrome paint off then had it painted at a body shop for $50.
     
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    Sprayed mine with Dupli color exact match.

    Don't skimp on the prep work and get some good primer.


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  13. Apr 7, 2017 at 11:49 AM
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    pressure washer takes chrome off??
     
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    Probably his own high powered one. I doubt the ones at local car wash will do anything like that.
     
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    is 202/fj13 black the same as Onyx black. getting paint at dealer and they selling me onyx black 202 002580020221.

    TIA
     
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    Did mine this last weekend. I made sure to prep it well and used adhesion promoter. Then i did 4 coats of base and 6 or seven coats of clear. The finish is factory quality and i havent even buffed or polished yet. If you do it right it will look great and i am very confident it will last as long as the factory paint. I spent about 50 dollars and ended up with paint left over. I got the paint from automotivetouchup.com, and was very pleased with their products and service.
    If you hate the chrome grill like i do i highly recomend it. Just do the reserch to make sure you take the necessary steps to do ut right.

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    Is that front plate screwed directly into the bumper?
     
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    Looks great! Nicely done:thumbsup:
     
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