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DIY paint color matching parts

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

  1. Mar 11, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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    Pugga

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    FWIW, taking the mirror completely apart only takes the removal of 4 screws. 3 screws hold the mirror cover to the base then I believe there is one screw in the inside that secure a wire retainer.


    Also, I would caution anyone attempting this who has a superwhite Tacoma. Some of the Duplicolor cans are spot on, like in the OP's case or the MGM, but the superwhite is tough to match. It will be noticeably different from the color of the truck. I tried the Duplicolor paint match and also 2 other brands and came to the conclusion that it is a tough match from a can. To be sure, do a test piece, including clear coat, and hold it up to the truck.
     
  2. Mar 11, 2013 at 12:54 PM
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    I did not use dupli color and to take apart the mirror you must remove the wiring pigtail and mine was so tit inside the outer plastic piece that I figured taping would be easier
     
  3. Mar 11, 2013 at 1:05 PM
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    Sorry, I mis-typed, I know you didn't use Duplicolor, it was just a general word of caution for people thinking about color matching their own parts. You did it the right way by having some paint mixed up for you.

    You don't have to remove the wiring pigtail to get the colored part away from the black plastic base, they will separate with all the wiring in tact. Again, just for anyone contemplating doing this. Yours came out looking great with just taping, but someone was asking about taking the mirrors apart.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    Oh ok, I just can't get over how professional it looks, looks factory for sure
     
  5. Mar 11, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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    Good to know and thanks for the info on taking it apart
     
  6. Mar 11, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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    My wiring pigtail runs through both pieces so obviously it has to come out of either the mirror part of the black part that mounts to the truck......like I said I just didn't feel like messing with it after I took the three screws out and took a look inside its just as easy to tape it off but to each their own.....there's more than one way to skin a cat ;)
     
  7. Mar 11, 2013 at 3:56 PM
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    Lol I'm lazy so I'll prob tape, effective and easy
     
  8. Mar 12, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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    whats next?
     
  9. Mar 12, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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    Would this work on the stock black plasticy mirrors and bumper?
     
  10. Mar 12, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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    looks great and I like the black tacoma emblem.
    What's with the wire going from the door to the hood?

    I have my gps antenna going that way, but I was able to hide it in the crack where the fender meets the A pillar.

    Are you going to do your engine cover too? I like those painted silver.
    Cheers !

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  11. Mar 12, 2013 at 12:38 PM
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    Haha damn I was hoping nobody would notice that!! It's the harness for my LEDs in my bumper I'm going to wire it through the firewall just been too lazy to do it haha
     
  12. Mar 12, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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    Yes my mirrors were the stock black plastic ones and yes I'm doing my bumper and stock black door handles next
     
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    I plan on doing my stock black door handles and rear chrome bumper this week!! Ill be sure to post pics
     
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    awesome!!!
     
  15. Mar 14, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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    Nice!!! Looks great man!
     
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    I just started the process a few days ago. Its getting done... when I have the time. I am painting the bases of the mirrors too.
     
  17. Mar 14, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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    Post pics when you are done I had a hard time deciding whether or not to paint the bases myself
     
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    Will do. I have most of the pieces sanded and primed already. I just need to find some time to get some paint and take my gun out of retirement lol
     
  19. Mar 15, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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    And a teaser shot for the bumper!! Primer'd up!!


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    Almost time for a new signature!!
     
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