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Dash rings mods

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TheSmash133, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Oct 3, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    neonlazer

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    Got the rings out! :D Probably going to paint them white..red a bit much :p
     
  2. Oct 3, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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    Nice! Did my write up help you? Hahaha I love the red look! White is just too ordinary :D
     
  3. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    Indeed! Minus when I had to figure out how to get the two clips out of the top of the gauge cover..found the answer 2 hours later in an audio thread..the clip wasn't yelling..push in the middle and it will just pop right out!
     
  4. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    TheSmash133

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    :thumbsup::woot:
     
  5. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM
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    I did mine in white, pics inbound
     
  6. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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    Here is how mine turned out. It took maybe an hour including the time for letting the paint dry between coats.

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  7. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:18 PM
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    benbacher

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    What'd you guys do for prepping them to paint? I'm redoing mine soon, they didn't hold up as well as I'd hoped. Hard to tell if that is metal or plastic.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    They are plastic, I sanded them out and then used fusion primer then a flat black for mine.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    It is plastic, I did nothing to prep, I just went down to autozone and got paint that's sticks to plastic. I forgot the brand name, or else I would give it. Just ask at autozone
     
  10. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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    I lightly sanded it and then baked it for about 15 minutes after I painted it.
     
  11. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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    Nice!!!! Looks great!
     
  12. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    Baked before painting? Why for? open up the pores of the plastic?
     
  13. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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    No, Painted and then baked. Helps the paint cure.
     
  14. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    I also did mine cant figure out how to post a pic from me phone but I prepped mine as if I was painting my grill because I wanted to see how close I could get the paint to match my impulse red.. It patched perfect with duplicolor paint so next project is getting rid of that ugly chrome grill
     
  15. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    You can use the sun too if its out, rotate them into the sun and then shade I do it 3 rotations and it dries really solid




    Off topic, can somebody post a link on steering wheel removal of logo and plastics, I want to spray mine flat black, I searched, only found a link for an older tacoma, I'm after 2012 steering wheel. Thanks
     
  16. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    I don't have a link, but I used an exact knife and a very thin flathead. Gently pry up the emblem one side at a time and as soon as you can see the pins that hold it into place cut them off.
     
  17. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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    2012 steering wheel, correct?
     
  18. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    I would be surprised if the emblem was on there differently. Maybe you could be the first to dive in there? :)
     
  19. Oct 3, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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