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Grill question.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2004Taco, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Mar 12, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    2004Taco

    2004Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ive been think about painting my chrome grill and billet insert black. What is the best way i can do it without pealing?
     
  2. Mar 12, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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    yotanator

    yotanator Not your average girl

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    I've done it and I haven't had any peeling, but I get pummeled with rock chips.

    First thing you need to do is sand down a lot and make sure you clean it well too.
     
  3. Mar 12, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    2004Taco

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    what grit sand paper? alos what about the billet grill?
     
  4. Mar 12, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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    yotanator

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    I think I've used 180 or 120 on all the things I've painted. With the billet grill I would sand it down too and use the same process. Rough it up pretty good. Oh, and I would use primer too.
     
  5. Mar 12, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    r.parker02

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  6. Mar 12, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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  7. Mar 12, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    tacomaforlife

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    TRD S/C 3" sky jacker suspension lift,33" kumho road venture mt kl71's 16" 320c pacer wheels,billet grill,EBC slotted and dimpled rotors,super 44 muffler with gutted cat,smoked l.e.d. tail lights, deck plate mod with K&N filter,fog/blinker mod,cobra cb with 4' firestick antenna/100W PA,clear corners with l.e.d bulbs,55w back up lights,urd O2 sim., blue l.e.d bulbs behind gauge cluster.
    I painted my grille surround black i started with 600 grit sand paper to get rid of the chrome then painted it with about 5 coats of gloss black and i put about 4 coats of clear then wet sanded it with 1000 grit sand paper then went to 2000 and finally i polished the hell out of it, its shiner than the paint on the truck:D
     
  8. Mar 12, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    2004Taco

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    Damn that's time consuming
     
  9. Mar 12, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    TRD S/C 3" sky jacker suspension lift,33" kumho road venture mt kl71's 16" 320c pacer wheels,billet grill,EBC slotted and dimpled rotors,super 44 muffler with gutted cat,smoked l.e.d. tail lights, deck plate mod with K&N filter,fog/blinker mod,cobra cb with 4' firestick antenna/100W PA,clear corners with l.e.d bulbs,55w back up lights,urd O2 sim., blue l.e.d bulbs behind gauge cluster.
    only took a couple of hours, well worth the outcome.
     
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