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Ditching the chrome bumper ... need suggestions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PreRunner, May 23, 2010.

  1. May 23, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    PreRunner

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    Just getting around to ditching the chrome bumper. Figure I'll remove it and have it painted/coated. I found the bumper removal thread by search, very helpful. But questions remain. How can I prep this chrome bumper? I have a cordless drill, maybe an attachment? Paint or powdercoat? Also, black or colormatched? I just installed the colormatched grill recently. But not sure if i should go black or colormatched. If i went colormatched, where would I get the paint and how much would it cost? Thanks.

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  2. May 23, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    You could just get it LineX'd.
     
  3. May 23, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    PreRunner

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    i got a quote for that, $250. i decided against it. i think it would look a little tacky.
     
  4. May 23, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    could get it powder coated too
     
  5. May 23, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    $250 is WAAAAYY too much.

    If you're going colormatched, it might just be cheaper to buy a new one.
     
  6. May 23, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Where are you located?
     
  7. May 23, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    how much is a new colormatched? i was hoping to get away with getting this done cheaply though
     
  8. May 23, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    I say get an offroad one.
     
  9. May 23, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    I took mine off and had it powder coated black. The only prep I had to do was take it apart. The shop sand blasted it and coated both sides for $75. I am very pleased with how it turned out.
     
  10. May 23, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    x3..thats the next mod to my taco along with a snorkel
     
  12. May 23, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    ill pass on the offroad bumper, more than id like to spend right now.

    so black or colomatched? 75 bux sounds super for black powdercoat. got pics?
     
  13. May 23, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    You got sliders and a front bumber thingy. Avid? Might a well save for a nice one!
     
  14. May 23, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    $250 is very steep for Line-X. I bought rattle can bedliner and did mine myself for $14. How's that for tacky? :D
     
  15. May 23, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    Put the chrome one on B/ S/ T and on your local craigslist. I bet you could get someone to trade you skins for nothing...how's that fo cheap. :thumbsup:

    You can buy a new black skin for 200 shipped to your door as well.

    Also your truck looks good, always liked regular cabs
     
  17. May 24, 2010 at 4:38 AM
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    any1 know what it would cost to get it colormatched?
     
  18. May 24, 2010 at 5:28 AM
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    if colormatching is real expensive ill just go black. is this the case?

    if i go black .... gloss, semigloss? :confused:
     
  19. May 24, 2010 at 5:55 AM
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    Not here, seems like the going rate. OP get at me (I'm in Cocoa Beach), maybe we can bundle our purchases and save some $. I'm getting some stuff done soon, including sliders.
     
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