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front end/ Badge blackout

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rdd11, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Mar 5, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    rdd11

    rdd11 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So finished my front end mod yesterday. Just painted somethings but have had some great feed back on it so far. Even had a bunch of sales people checking it out at the dealership.

    So here it is after detailing and before work begins on it.
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    Here the light and surrounding area is taped off
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    Here are the painted badges. yes I broke the small toyota badge FML

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    And the final product
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    i have yet to put the badges back on. I like them off for now. Let me know what you think I also did the fogs if you can tell. Painted them all on the truck and not a run spot or spec of paint on it!
     
  2. Mar 5, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    dYL0n

    dYL0n ระดับอาวุโส สมาชิกอาวุโส

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  3. Mar 5, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    friction

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    You painted over your foglights?
     
  4. Mar 5, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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    rdd11

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    Yes I know sounds stupid but its not.

    I have a new set of factory tinted fogs on the way. That work better then my stock. I never use the fog lights. My new headlights are way brighter then stock and see through fog with relative ease. I only used two layers of black out paint and they still work quite well actually I was impressed I just wanted to see how it looked on the truck.

    I know what your thinking but new fogs will be going in as soon as i get back from work up north and Its not being driven while I'm gone.
     
  5. Mar 5, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    Ah I got you. I was just curious...and I am quite certain they work much better than the cupholders installed on my front bumper. :D

    Anyway, nice look there.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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    blackpearl11

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    looks good
     
  7. Aug 23, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    cdoghump

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    Looks very nice! Did you clear coat your badges? I just painted mine with automotive paint, and was undecided if clear coat was necessary or not......
     
  8. Aug 23, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    PhantomVirus

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    Clear coat is a must but you need to be careful that the humidity is LOW when you paint them else they will look cloudy.

    I put 2 coats of clear on mine before I put them back on - happy but not ecstatic. I may just buy factory black ones off of eBAY or SockMonkey decals in black
     
  9. Aug 26, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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    rdd11

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    Yes I clear coated all my badges it's the way to go
     
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