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Fender Flares: Color Matched or Black

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Madjik_Man, Jun 18, 2012.

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Color match or black?

Poll closed Jul 18, 2012.
  1. Color Matched

    25 vote(s)
    26.6%
  2. Black

    69 vote(s)
    73.4%
  1. Jun 18, 2012 at 9:10 PM
    #1
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Real important stuff here, fellas.

    My plan is to have a color matched 95-97 grille surround (with black grille interior).

    Eventually get either an 01-04 bumper/valence or a 95-97, and color match the upper part (normally chrome) and blacken the lower part.

    And I'm definitely painting my wheels flat black.

    I also plan on getting sliders, black obviously, which would break up the color matched flares/body

    So I am wondering if I should restore my fenders to black or go with color matched

    Both of these photos have had some photoshop done to them, so use your imagination

    Color matched:

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    Black:

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  2. Jun 18, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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    joemomma22

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    black. definitely black.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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    RMAN808

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    That's a tough one, but I THINK I'm leaning more toward color matched :notsure:
     
  4. Jun 18, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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    Country101

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    definately black, for me.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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    RMAN808

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    Oh and I believe it'll go great with that color matched 95.5-97 grille :D
     
  6. Jun 18, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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    cmack

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    Black.
     
  7. Jun 19, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    trmarshall1

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    Funny, most of the comments say black, but the poll numbers definitely say color match. And as for me, color match. I think with the wheels and sliders done it black, it'll look sexy.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    That's how I'm leaning.

    I'm also probably going to do an all black bumper too.

    I keep passing a 97 Sunfire Red tacoma that has a sick custom front and rear bumper, color matched flares and black wheels...

    Looks so mint.

    I always want to flag him down and talk to him about his rig (perfect lift and stance IMO). You can tell he put a lot of thought, and probably money, into his truck
     
  9. Jun 19, 2012 at 9:02 AM
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    kryten

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    Black for sure.
     
  10. Jun 19, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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    Blackdawg

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    take em off!

    Mine looks sweet without that crap on it :D
     
  11. Jun 19, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    I like how the Color match looks
     
  12. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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    AlphaEcho2k5

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  13. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    Faryota

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    Black...in fact I am having my 2009 flares painted black next month!!!
     
  14. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    TIPICOTACO

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    I vote black. thinkin with your wheels and tires and future sliders the black would look best
     
  15. Jun 19, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    Black. Gives the truck some contrast
     
  16. Jun 19, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    Black would definitely give contrast as someone else already said- I think It ties nicely between sliders to bumpers.
     
  17. Jun 20, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    I voted color matched. Imho from a distance black flairs make the wheel well area look huge.
     
  18. Jun 20, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    urby2112

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    Like black, matches the window trim and tires.
     
  19. Jun 20, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    Boerseun

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    I voted color matched, but after seeing your new grill and bumpers I think doing the flares in the same black will tie everything together nicely. Thats what I did with my MGM and I like it.
     
  20. Jun 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    tacoma guy

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    X2 color matched!!!:D
     
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