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Good Body(paint) Shop?

Discussion in 'Texas' started by medjah, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. Apr 24, 2014 at 8:33 AM
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    medjah

    medjah [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just purchased a grill assembly for my 09 from a member on here. I want to get the chrome part painted to match my body color. Can anyone recommend a good place in Austin?
     
  2. Apr 24, 2014 at 10:25 AM
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    medjah

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    Nevermind. Found a place. :)
     
  3. Apr 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM
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    357sig

    357sig Donut king

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    Awesome!
     
  4. Mar 11, 2015 at 2:17 PM
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    I know this is from last year, but I have a 2012 chrome grill that I am also trying to color match (spruce mica). I live in Austin and have called about 5 paint & body shops and they all say they can't do it. I know chrome is different, but I have read plenty of posts from TW members getting it done at a shop.

    Would love to know who did it for you
     
  5. Mar 12, 2015 at 4:27 AM
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    RedNeck D

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    Any shop can spray it. Will they warranty the work? No. The chrome plastic will require a lot of prep with red scotch bright pads fallowed by adhesion promoter and then painted. It will stick good and have no problems with color matching. If a shop says they can't do it that means they don't want to do it.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2015 at 4:27 AM
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    You are better off spending $210 and getting the color matched grill shipped from a dealer.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2015 at 7:39 AM
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    Yeah I have talked to a bunch of shops and that's the answer I kept getting. Only one shop actually said they would even do it (w/o warranty) and they wanted to charge like $160!!

    I found this one from Camelback Toyota which is the best deal i have found so far at $186
    http://parts.camelbacktoyota.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=MorePartInfo&PartID=1118073&siteid=214329&catalogid=9000



    Unfortunately that is what it's looking like. Just sucks bc I am planning to cut out the inner grill anyway and replace with new grill/LED
     
  8. Mar 13, 2015 at 6:32 PM
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    RedNeck D

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    Too bad you don't live in houston, I could hook you up on the grill cheap.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2015 at 8:03 PM
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    SouthTX 4x4

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    I am open to options.. PM Sent
     
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