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Going to Paint Skid plate need help with paint

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NicksRig, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Oct 23, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    NicksRig

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    500th post booya! Anyway I decided I am going to paint my skid plate black. Now how clean do I have to get it before painting? I tried to clean it up, but some of the dirt wont come off. Its been scratched in from wheeling. I am thinking of matching my sliders so I will use some rustoluim hammered finish. Should I use a primer before?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Oct 23, 2009 at 7:08 AM
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    NraFan

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    Anywhere there is any dirt, the paint will not stick. Scrub, scrape, hammer, burn, whatever it takes to get that thing clean. PREP IS KEY! Use a primer or a bonding agent to help. Take your time. Easy light coats. Good luck!
     
  3. Oct 23, 2009 at 7:10 AM
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    Tried a wire brush to get the thing clean?

    Remember, it's a skid plate. You can do a spectacular job prepping, painting, clearcoating, polishing, waxing, etc., but it's still gonna get scraped up and need to be painted again. Do a decent job but don't go too crazy on the thing. You'll be periodically spraying it in the future anyway.
     
  4. Oct 23, 2009 at 7:17 AM
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    Right on thanks guys. I will get a wire brush and see what I can do to get it a bit cleaner.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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    Use hand sander--sand with 80 grit till its almost chrome colored... then prime with filler primer, then paint with textured black paint and call it a day

    I've had it like this for about a month and no visible chips
     
  6. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:17 AM
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    What about something like a spray on bedliner or something?

    I've been thinking about doing some painting on mine. I might paint mine red.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    I didnt primer or anything. Just made sure it was clean and used rubberized undercoating. Already came in black. Been done for about 6 months now and no chips yet!! Just a few minor scratches from rocks but thats about it.;)
     
  8. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    go have it line-x'd
     
  10. Oct 23, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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    Good info..
    I used spray can bedliner and holds up well, save the rock scrapes. Those are sanded and re-painted as needed.
     
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