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Got a shell, what would you do?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by zmanlane, Aug 3, 2017.

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what should I do?

  1. Keep white

    4 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. Paint match

    26 vote(s)
    72.2%
  3. Linex

    2 vote(s)
    5.6%
  4. paint it after you get sliders

    4 vote(s)
    11.1%
  1. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:23 AM
    #1
    zmanlane

    zmanlane [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up a 2013 ARE V series topper for my regular cab for 250, and deciding what I should do in terms of paint. I could either leave it white (looks better than I originally thought it would and faintly reminds me of the old FJ), paint match it for 150-200, or Linex it for 250. What do you guys think? I could also really use the cash on some sliders as well which will have to wait if I decide to get it painted.

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  2. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:29 AM
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    Tacomamike mike

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    I would definatly paint it now. To me it looks like it does not belong on your truck. But, if you think it looks ok :) well that's what matters. Paint it !!!!
     
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  3. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:30 AM
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    ChadsPride

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    Good find!! I vote color match it :thumbsup:
     
  4. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:33 AM
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    Lv4Tacos

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    Nice find. Obviously, it's your truck, you can do what ever you want. Personally, I would hold off painting and use the funds for other mods. I don't think it looks that bad. You can always paint it.
     
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  5. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:34 AM
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    Shwaa

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    I would color match or paint black
     
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  6. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:39 AM
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    Tacomamike mike

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    Ok I came back to look at at it again and...while I would still paint it. 1. It does not look that bad on there . 2. If your going to use your truck off road the sliders are a must!
     
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  7. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:40 AM
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    foxrcing07

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    I plan to do Raptor Liner on mine $111 comes with the gun to spray it and everything
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  8. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:41 AM
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    EatSleepTacos

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    I'd paint it now, otherwise you never will. Once you get it color matched, you'll be extremely happy you did! Even if it's a black rattle can job for $30, it'll look a lot better than the white.
     
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  9. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:42 AM
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    zmanlane

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    Yeah I took my truck on some pretty rough trails for the first time this weekend and killed my running boards. Had to take em off luckily didn't get bent into the paint

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  10. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:44 AM
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    I always thought the white tops on the FJs we're fugly. Maybe if they came off it would be different. Color match that thing!!



    Or get a grey Softopper :thumbsup:
     
  11. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:45 AM
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  12. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:47 AM
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  13. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:49 AM
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    Sliders. No question way more useful
     
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  14. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:51 AM
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    DeathLurkZ

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    I agree with sliders first, that way if someone opens a door and hits your truck in a parking lot, you wont be having to paint another part.

    EDIT:

    Maybe get black sliders, and do a cheap black spray paint until you can legit paint it like someone else mentioned?
     
  15. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:55 AM
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    Ahhhhhh ! Sliders ! Sliders ! Sliders !! Or become a mall crawler :).
     
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  16. Aug 3, 2017 at 7:56 AM
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    Black softopper :)
     
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  17. Aug 3, 2017 at 8:13 AM
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    zmanlane

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    Soft topper was an option but couldn't pass up the hard shell for 250. Hmm seems like sliders might be the play.
     
  18. Aug 3, 2017 at 8:25 AM
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    Tacomamike mike

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    That was a great deal !! Great FInd
     
  19. Aug 3, 2017 at 8:39 AM
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    Harry

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    I think the white topper gives it a utilitarian work-truck look.
     
  20. Aug 3, 2017 at 8:40 AM
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    My vote is for a color match!
     

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