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DIY paint color matching parts

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by bkmcinty, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Mar 9, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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    bkmcinty

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    Ok so here goes my first write up.....it's been long overdue! I have recently got into painting. I've been using spray paint my entire life for various projects but recently wanted to take my paint work to a new level. I also got into the hydrographics business this past year and also needed to purchase the same tools including a new air compressor and a couple of nice hvlp spray guns. After much practice I got the hang of it. Now I'm no professional but my work looks good enough for me! I went down to the automotive sherwin Williams and had them mix me a quart of 1E7 which is silver streak mica. They can mix literally any color you want just need the paint code which can be found via google. I originally wanted to do my mirrors and will soon be doing my rear bumper and possibly door handles. This can also be done using the same steps using dupli color spray paint which can be bought at autozone or other auto parts stores.

    The following prep work will be the same whether using spray paint or paint out of a can using an hvlp gun.

    1. Sand mirror with 100-150 grit sand paper
    2. Sand again with 300-400 grit
    3. Sand again with 1000 (optional)
    4. Wipe clean with tack rag or microfiber cloth with water
    5. Spray on a coat or two of primer or adhesion promoter
    6. Two or three coats of paint
    7. Two coats of 2k clear coat

    It's a fairly simple process that anyone can do it just takes a little time and patience. I don't see how you can mess up the mirrors and if it doesn't turn out the way you wanted it you can start over with step one or wipe clean with paint thinner.

    I will be using the same prep work and process on the metal bumper and door handles as well. Feel free to ask any questions and I will help as much as possible.

    Here is the finished product:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Mar 9, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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    EFalco50

    EFalco50 Woah! How did that get here?

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    I like this! Thanks!
     
  3. Mar 9, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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    Absolutely! Anything to help my fellow taco owners out!!
     
  4. Mar 9, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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    Tried to give you more green bars, but I've given you positive rep too recently! Thanks for the write up.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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    Lets see 'em on the truck!
     
  6. Mar 9, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    There ya go!!
     
  7. Mar 9, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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    this and that...
    looks real smooth. thanks for the write up. think i might utilize this instead of buying me whole new assemblies and covers for the blinkers lol.
     
  8. Mar 9, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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    Thanks!! Yes you should try it.....it's fun!! And makes a hell of a difference of the look of the truck for sure!!
     
  9. Mar 9, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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    Awesome work there. Now paint the rear bumper!!! LoL.

    Ok just read your entire post. Can't wait to see how the bumper turn out cus I want to paint mine too.
     
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    Yep! Bumper and door handles are next
     
  11. Mar 10, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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    Anyone done the handles??
     
  12. Mar 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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    I did mine 8 or 9 months ago and they have held up well.

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  13. Mar 10, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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    Nice!! What paint did you use? Dupli color or mixed paint out of a gun??
     
  14. Mar 10, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    Dupli color
     
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    Now I have some projects to do!! I want to color match the chrome grill, handles, mirrors and bumper

    How did you sand? Hand or power sander?
     
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    I sanded by hand but will probably use my sander for the bumper just because its more area to sand.....you can hand sand the mirrors in five minutes
     
  17. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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    Looks awesome dude, I'm starting to get into hvlp painting too, I want to paint my front and rear glass plus mirrors and handles. Did you tape up the remaining black portion or disassemble it?
     
  18. Mar 11, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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    I taped it.....I attempted to take it apart and realized the wiring runs through it and its very tight so I said screw it ill take 2 minutes and just tape it hehe
     
  19. Mar 11, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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    Gotcha, we'll it really looks good and super smooth, what did you sand the primer with?
     
  20. Mar 11, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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    Used adhesion promoter so I didn't sand after
     
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