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Grill Fading

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoEnthusiast, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Sep 22, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    TacoEnthusiast

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    So I noticed that the stock grill on my '05 is starting to fade pretty badly. I was wondering if there is a write up on painting just the black insert part of the stock grill. I tried the search function but all I could find were a million and 1 satoshi mod threads. I have done the BHLM so I can get the grill off just fine. I was wondering if there were any suggestions as far as what paint to use, what grit sandpaper, stuff along those lines. Any suggestions would be helpful.
     
  2. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    rightspy

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    depending on how bad the fade is i'd try "Back to Black" first. It may be a Mother's product...can't remember.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    Reznor88

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    Mother's Back To Black might do the trick
     
  4. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:13 PM
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    Is that something I can get at autozone or o'reilly's or do I need to order it?
     
  5. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:17 PM
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    Any auto place should have it in their car cleaning/detailing supplies. Even Walmart should carry it.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    I've tried the mother's before... didn't seem to do much for me. I didn't try it on the grill so totally worth a shot. Otherwise, probably tape it up and primer/paint it after a light sand 'n clean to promote better adhesion.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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    if its really bad you could try this

    http://www.urethanesupply.com/closeouts.php

    the rattle can at the top. $4 closeout item :)
    maybe some adhesion promoter after a light sanding then paint?

    then report on how it works
     
  8. Sep 23, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    You can use this paste on any surface on the car and it works pretty well. I have used it and it will bring the "black" back to your plastic and trims peices

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Sep 23, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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