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Finished polishing my TRD skid plate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by VPolish, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Apr 26, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    VPolish

    VPolish [OP] Canadian Taco

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    I finally installed my skid plate yesterday after polishing here and there during the winter. It's really hard to get a picture to show how it actually looks like since you get a mirror image of the ground that seem to show more on a camera. I might of polished it to much lol. My next project is to paint my stock wheels to look like the photoshoped pic that follows. What do you guy's think.

    Thank you
    Reg

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  2. Apr 26, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    Brandon###

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    I've never seen a polished skid plate.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    cc350

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    Nice Job!!
     
  4. Apr 26, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    jandrews

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    The irony makes my head hurt.
     
  5. Apr 26, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    sambojee

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    nice man! that looks good on ur truck! i like the originality!
     
  6. Apr 26, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

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    That's one shiny skid plate ya got there! As far as the photoshoped wheels I think they'd look better all black.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    Forewheel

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    Skid plate looks good, but I honestly don't think you're gonna get the result you think you will painting the wheels. Kinda looks "poser" to me. Paint them black or just keep them the way they are.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    Wow... How long did it take you to polish that skid plate?...
     
  9. Apr 26, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    911tacoma

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    I kind like it your truck but if you decide to ditch it and buy another I would love to buy it from ya....
     
  10. Apr 28, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    VPolish

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    It took awhile. The hardest was to remove the powder coat. I tried different things but the best result was from using aircraft paint remover. I then sand it down with 2000 grit sandpaper always in the same direction and then finished it with a buffing wheel using mothers polish. There might be over 50 hours in total but it was nothing like when I did my ATV. See Pics below.
    Reg

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  11. Apr 28, 2011 at 4:15 PM
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    scocar

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    Back to square one after the 2001. So...
    I suppose you would not approve of plasti-dipping tires, either?
     
  12. Apr 28, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    johnw

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    damn man look good alot of work in the atv also
     
  13. Apr 28, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    Why in the world would you plasti-dip your tires?

    On the other hand, plasti-dipping wheels makes quite a bit of sense if they're non-alloy, or you just like to be able to touch up your battle scars quickly.
     
  14. Apr 28, 2011 at 5:00 PM
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    ddaaammmmnnn, u blinded me for a sec, lol
     
  15. Apr 28, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    That is some impressive work. Good job VPolish.
    The quad is mind boggling.
    Can't wait to see what you do with the wheels
     
  16. Apr 28, 2011 at 5:27 PM
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    Back to square one after the 2001. So...
    That was pretty much the response I had when I saw a recent thread titled to that effect. You must not have had the pleasure of seeing that one. I was pointing out a similar lack of utility...
     
  17. Apr 28, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    DirtyTacos

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    Your one of the only guys on here still into chrome...Thats cool. Looks good.
     
  18. Apr 28, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    Clearly, that was a shit ton of work.


    Looks good man, sets your truck apart for sure.
     
  19. Apr 28, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    Bryan139

    Bryan139 I have a spectacular aura

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  20. Apr 28, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    RAT PRODUCTS

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    Woot I have a polished look chrome powder coated skid. Looks good.
     
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