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Front Skid Plate: What Paint To Use?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by IrishPilot, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Sep 5, 2009 at 3:15 AM
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    IrishPilot

    IrishPilot [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ive got a OEM Front Skid plate on the way and I would like to paint it black (and possibly put one of Sock Monkeys White TRD Decals on it). What paint do most of you use for a project like this? I want something deep black, and something that will do well against rocks, etc. Im sure there will be upkeep involved, just looking for insight into what I need to paint this thing a rich black color to match the black on my white Taco.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 5, 2009 at 3:38 AM
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    aces2

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    iamrayzian and I both used Rustoleum paint in a can...
     
  3. Sep 5, 2009 at 5:00 AM
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    heylookatthatblackXRunner

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    I say Dupli-Color wheel paint... Or caliper paint...

    It's made to be on the outside and take abuse from debris, heat, UV rays, etc...
     
  4. Sep 5, 2009 at 5:06 AM
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    jimc

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    If you want serious protection, try POR epoxy paint, just don't get any on you .
    Auto parts & auto body supply stores stock it.
     
  5. Sep 5, 2009 at 7:22 AM
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    IrishPilot

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    What would be a decent method to get white lettering in on it? Stencil-Paint? Stickers?
     
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