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Grill behind the Grill?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bananahands, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Mar 18, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    Bananahands

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    I'm getting in on the Grillcraft group buy and have a question. I really like the grillcraft mesh grill but I don't like that you can really see everything behind it even if you paint it black. I'm wondering if you can buy some mesh or whatever and put it in the back of the grill opening, similar to a satoshi grill? I figure between the two grills it would be much harder to see through while still allowing enough airflow to keep the engine cooled.
    Any thoughts or other options to make it less transparent?
    Thanks,
    Khris
     
  2. Mar 18, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    i would do that either way, I'm just saying that you can still see it even if its black. Not a big deal, I'm just being OCD.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    ^^^ Good point! I guess its back to the drawing board.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    Just paint it black and it will be fine!

    Sport Hood 3.jpg
     
  5. Mar 18, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    Nice! so you just painted the radiator and basically anything behind the grill like SS suggested? what type of paint did you use?
    Thanks
     
  6. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    I just used a good quality flat black. Try to spray several light coats and don't cake it onto the radiator to much. I know they make a radiator paint that some of the guys use but I live out in the 130 degree heat and mine has never come close to getting hot after painting.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    Thanks for the info!:D
     
  8. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    toyota brand hitch and uhaul wiring harness, fog lamps on anytime, bed lamps, map lights on with dome, day time running lamps, remove secondary air filter, painted bumper grill, Double Din touch screen stereo, Sockmonkey custom SR5 decal, door & seatbelt bells disabled, painted engine cover, installed compass/temperature overhead console, failed mod: passenger side auto down window switches, weathertech front mats, RedLine hood struts, Cheap Beep piezo buzzer locking beep, 5100s in the front set at 2.5, 5100s in the rear, AAL, hitch safe, revenge fab sliders, bed bar, prerunner light, cb wired
    i saw someone who had painted a red TRD with the ///s on the radiator. It looked awesome! Also, relocate the horns to the two holes nearby the battery, and i think it'll look sweeet
     
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