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Grill Paint Opinions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Maverick904, Oct 7, 2011.

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Whats your opinion.

Poll closed Nov 6, 2011.
  1. Color match with BSP

    65.3%
  2. Color match emblems and fenders

    22.4%
  3. Im a jackass and use plasti-derp

    12.2%
  1. Oct 7, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    Maverick904

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    Alright guys I took the time today to strip off all of the chrome on my grille, and now I have two options.

    Option A
    Color Match the grill to the truck

    Obtion B
    Color match the grill to my emblems and fenders.

    Here are some pictures of the truck

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    If I match the emblems and fenders Ill be painting it myself with krylon fusion from wally world. If I color match it to the truck my uncle who works in a toyota body shop will be painting it for me with BSP and a clear coat.

    Discuss and vote!

    Kam
     
  2. Oct 7, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    Maverick904

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    dooo what now? ahaha
     
  3. Oct 7, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    river rat 69

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    man, is that thing black or black.. This may sound crazy but what about spray on bed liner, hold can back far from the grill so it has the look of the flairs, I have been playing around with the liner & undercoat You can get 3 looks out of each can.Its not that big but the grill in body color is overkill on the gloss black. Just the old dogs eye:eek::anonymous: Jim
     
  4. Oct 7, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    Maverick904

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    they are shitty westin driving lights, im upradin them soon.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    primer

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    Curious how you stripped the chrome. I need to do mine...
     
  6. Oct 7, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    Maverick904

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    the chrome is actually like a foil that is bonded to the plastic, I sanded one of the edges down to the bare plastic, then got a pressure washer under that edge and jut kept working at it. takes some work to get it all off.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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    Maverick904

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    not sure, no harm for tryin.

    the shit can be pretty tough tho, got a few cuts and shit from the chrome,

    some parts I actually had to take a razor blade to. should be worth it tho, hoping to get better bonding to the plastic.

    It literally feels like im peelin an aluminum can off of the grill.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    CanisLupus

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    I say color match. If you match it to the fenders, IMO it would have that plastic black "cheap work truck" look.

    Good luck.

    -- Matt --
     
  9. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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    Like matt said above, buy color matched from the dealer...looks the best

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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    Maverick904

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    Technically this will be from the dealer, my uncle works in the body shop at a toyota distributor. So it will be the EXACT BSP formula and clear coat used, also I dont know if I can get a BSP grill from the dealer because tacomas are no longer made in BSP.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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    Yeah my uncle has painted this for my dad and me.

    [​IMG]

    the black in this picture also just happens to be BSP ahahahah.
     
  12. Oct 8, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    Never would have thought of that.

    Thanks.
     
  13. Oct 8, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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    Color match it for sure!
     
  14. Oct 8, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    got mine back today after dechroming haha i had it color matched [​IMG]
     
  15. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    Maverick904

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    Looks great, did you have any trouble gettin all the chrome off right around the grill triangles?
     
  16. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    i gotta pretty high pressure, pressure washer lol but yea it was stuck on more than everywhere else i got it off though, how did yours turn out? pics?
     
  17. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    Hasnt been painted yet. Ive got some more sandin to do and hopefully my uncle will be able to get to it this week.

    no pics right now
     
  18. Oct 8, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    This is where im at on the prep,
    [​IMG]

    you can see small pieces of chrome still left, not sure how ill get it off yet.
     
  19. Oct 9, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    Maverick904

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    All the chrome is off, thank god.

    Probably going to have my uncle color match it. This week when he paints more parts for the bronco.
     
  20. Oct 13, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    Here yah go guys, Ill get better pictures later, been workin on the bronco all night so I was unable to get the good camera out for the tacoma.

    [​IMG]
     
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