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F'd Up Painting My Grille....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacomanator, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Aug 17, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    Tacomanator

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    I knew I shoulda left it a lone :frusty:
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    I used adheasion promotor, but I guess I didnt sand enough because the primer didnt stick. It's only that one section. What the hell am I supposed to do now? Sand it all down and redo everything?

    The actual paint is coming in tomorrow...
     
  2. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    I already bout a $30 can of color matched paint. I just need to get the primer to stick.
     
  3. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    Maverick904

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    Id say keep sanding...sand good and sand lots..
     
  4. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    Tacomanator

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    I thought I had sanded it down pretty good, but i guess not. Should I just keep sanding until the chrome is completely gone?
     
  5. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    Not 100% sure..I just know a little about body work from my uncle...all i know is that if shits not sticken you need to sand more or clean the surface better before spraying...Hopefully somebody who has sucessfully done the paint job you are tryin to do will chime in.
     
  6. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    Yeah, this is my first time ever doing anything like this. I guess i'll just keep sanding and have another go at it.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    Sand more until the chrome is either gone or roughed up good or the paint will not stick.
     
  8. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    I didn't think you could remove the chrome from these front grilles. I would sand it until its roughed up. What about laying down another layer of primer and seeing in that sticks?
     
  10. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    primer will only fill scratches down to 180grit so dont sand rougher than that. if its not sticking in that area i'd sand it all down with 180 grit to a uniform level. make sure you clean it with dish soap and water. spray 2 coats of adheshion promoter. spray 3-4 coats of primer waiting 10 min between coats. after 30 min to an hour you should be ok to wet sand with 600 grit. clean area with water and a tac rag to get all the dirt and dust off. then paint....10 min between coats. when you are done wait at least 30 min and apply the clear coat. after 24hrs you can wet sand the clear coat with 1500-2000 grit. it will look scratched and scuffed but then you use a rubbing compound to shine it up and then a polish to really shine it nice. make sure its not humid outside or the clearcoat might have a cloudy look to it. i just painted a grill for my tacoma but I bought a $30 grille from parts geek. its in my profile pics. oh, and make sure you apply plenty of clear coat so if you choose to wet sand and get rid of the orange peel look you wont burn through all the clear coat to the base coat.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    Thanks for the responses guys. I'm sanding down everything right now. I think I got this time. I'll let you guys know how it goes!
     
  12. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    Well, I just got done sanding the shit out of it and washed it with dish soap. It has hardly any shine now. Gonna wipe it down with alcohol and hit it up with the AP and primer tomorrow, hopefully it works this time. If not, i'll just buy one of those $30 grilles beaver_scott mentioned.
     
  13. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    use rubber gloves when wiping with alcohol and any other touching of the grille after...
     
  14. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    Who's the pussy thet neg repped me for this thread? Funny how they never leave a name lol
     
  15. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    I know you probably don't want to hear this but from my experience (building 4 or 5 of these) that paint will not adhere properly to that chrome finish whether you use adhesion promoter or not and whether it's scuffed up or not. I think on the last couple that I did I just tried to not sand through the original paint, just scuffed it up a bit. As far as I know they're all still holding up well. Best of luck!
     
  16. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    I hear ya! I'm gonna give it one more shot and if it doesnt work, ill just buy one.
     
  17. Aug 17, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    i painted my chrome grille too. i just sanded it, primed, then semi gloss black. been holding up for awhile..no problems.
     
  18. Aug 18, 2011 at 5:40 AM
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    It works just fine. Take your time, follow the steps and you'll be good to go.
     
  19. Aug 18, 2011 at 5:55 AM
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    Ur trucks fairly new. Why don't u have it professionally done. I never try painting anything bc it always looks shitty
     
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    Put some pics up of the color match when you're done. I tried 3 different brands trying to color match the superwhite and I couldn't find one that was close enough for me. I ended up buying a color match grille from the dealer.

    Good luck and get some pics up when you're done!
     
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