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For those who have had their grill painted...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tinker_troy, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Mar 15, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy [OP] Wo die weißen Frauen an?

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    For those of you who have had your grill professionally painted, how much were you charged?

    I just dropped mine off with my buddy and I want to pay him a fair price.

    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 15, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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    TEX357

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  3. Mar 15, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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  4. Mar 15, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    timmo

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    that sounds insanely cheap! cool. maybe i can get some minor tailgate repairs AND a color matched grille for...not too much.
     
  5. Mar 15, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Did you prep it for him and buy the materials or his he doing everything, all-in? If you prepped it and bought materials, I'd toss him $50-100 for his time and bring pizza and beer. If he's doing it all, ask him what the materials cost and figure it'll take him a few hours minimum to prep, prime and paint. He may have to buy a minimum amount of paint just for your grille. I'd guess around $150 for materials and time, painting isn't cheap or easy.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy [OP] Wo die weißen Frauen an?

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    Just handed it to him, no prep. He's been kinda slow so I figured I would help him out a little. I know when I go to get it he will probably be like "Eh, fifty bucks" that's why I wanted to get an idea of how much people were really getting charged.
    I took another friend to him to get some stuff done and I thought he charged him too little and I don't want to feel like I ripped him off in anyway. I'm all for the buddy discount but the guy does top notch work and I would rather be fair about it.
    I was guessing 150 as well.
     
  7. Mar 23, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy [OP] Wo die weißen Frauen an?

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    Well, got it back today! Looks 1000x better than the stock chrome one in my opinion.
    Had him do it a little different and color match the center part too.
    He told me 100 and I gave him 150 and told him to shut up.
    Thanks again to you all who replied.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Mar 23, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    Looks good! That Avid Light Bar is sickk!
     
  9. Mar 23, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    Pugga

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    Looks great! :thumbsup:
     
  10. Mar 23, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    i just spraybedlinered mine....happy as hell

    all your guy'z look greater though

    nice!
     
  11. Mar 23, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Looks great Bubba
     
  12. Mar 23, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    matches pretty damn good!
     
  13. Mar 23, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    Thanks! I gotta show it some love this weekend. It took a beating two weeks ago so I gotta touch it up.

    Much appreciated fellas. I wish I would have waited and cleaned her up a bit better if I knew it was going to get all this attention ;)
     
  14. Mar 23, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    plasti dip man
     
  15. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    So you opted to repaint the stock chrome grille instead of buying an aftermarket grille to paint, I'm thinking...did your buddy have any issues with painting over the chrome vs. painting a non-chrome grille? I've wanted to do this for a while, and am still on the fence about which way to go...thanks.
     
  16. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    I got a replacement grill from partsgeek and had him paint that.

    here's a link...
    http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/2006/toyota/tacoma/body_mechanical_-ar-_trim/grille_assembly.html
     
  17. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    Just picked mine up from the paint shop yesterday! I gave it to him one week ago and he said it would be done in two days. I called him in two days and he said it would be done the next day and I could pick it up. Well I went to pick it up and it wasn't done, so he told me another day and when I went back that day it still wasn't done. He called me yesterday and said it was done, so I went to pick it up and he said it was on him and gave it to me for free. I tried to pay him anyway and he refused. So my grill was a really good deal, just took a few days longer than it should have. Here it is!

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  18. Mar 24, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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