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color matched my grill surround today what do you guys think?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Taco505, Oct 25, 2009.

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do you like the grill with the black bumper

Poll closed Nov 24, 2009.
  1. I like it

    84.0%
  2. I don't like it

    16.0%
  1. Oct 25, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    Taco505

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    alright so i finally color matched my grill surround after a really long process today i messed up the first time and had to strip the paint haha, but now i got it right this time i just need another coat or two to get the color right but i need another can of paint.

    anyway what do you guys think so far??

    Before the color match
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    After the match...i forgot to take the tape off the triangle part of the surround, and my grill is out as well


    [​IMG]
     
  2. Oct 25, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    Stupid hurts.

    Stupid hurts. Hoogie boogie!

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    Looks really good! :thumbsup:

    I plan on doing this very soon. What paint did you use? Your truck is an Impulse Red Pearl right? How well did the paint match? As far as I can tell from the pics, it matched dead on.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Looks good.

    Now you can do mine :D
     
  4. Oct 25, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    LBtaco

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    looks good so far, it changes when you get some clear coeat on it too.
    I just painted mine and waiting for the clear to harden so I can sand and buff. I hate painting lol and the prep work takes forever.
    did you use http://www.automotivetouchup.com/ paint? took them 9 days to send it here :mad: but the paint is a real good match to my silver so I forgive them, but yeah anyone who uses them it will take 1 full can to put 3 light coats on your grille (with no F'ups)
     
  5. Oct 25, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    Taco505

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    no mine a actually Barcelona Red but ya it really did match pretty damn well after a few coats it is just a tad bit off. but i got the paint from NAPA paint and body took like 10 min. to mix up the can you can look online and see if you have a local shop. but i have heard that some of the paint and body dont mix in an aresole can like the one a went to.

    but sure send me your grill haha
     
  6. Oct 25, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    t-com09

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    looks good
     
  7. Oct 25, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    Stupid hurts.

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    Man, Barcelona Red and Impulse Red Pearl look more identical than I thought. I have yet to see one in person though. How much was the paint?
     
  8. Oct 25, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    Taco505

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    well the barcelona red is a little darker and the inpulse red is well ligherter and a little more orange.

    but it was like $15 bucks + tax for a can which woulda been more than enough if i didnt mess up haha.
     
  9. Oct 25, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    Stupid hurts.

    Stupid hurts. Hoogie boogie!

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    Cool, thanks for the info on the price. Again, very well done. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Oct 25, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    Looks great bud :)
     
  11. Oct 25, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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  12. Oct 25, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    I was highly considering doing this but I found Toyota color matched grilles from www.trdparts4u.com for $175. I know it's pretty steep but won't be too bad once I sell mine. At least I know it will be right just like factory.
     
  13. Oct 25, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    I like it!
     
  14. Oct 26, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    time to do the bumper!!
     
  15. Oct 26, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    Looks nice:thumbsup:
     
  16. Oct 26, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    looks great!
     
  17. Oct 26, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    looking really good bro...nice job and congrats...

    btw...finish up that satoshi...it'll definitely help complete the face lift...
     
  18. Oct 26, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    o ya for sure man i have it done i just took it out to paint i had a feeling that i was gonna get some paint on it but it'll be back on once i get the last coat+sanding+clear coat.
     
  19. Oct 26, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    Looks Great.

    Yuma Taco,
     
  20. Oct 26, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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