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Grill removal and blacking out HOW TO

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by xGManx, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    xGManx

    xGManx [OP] Well-Known Member

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    alright so i decided to black my grill out because i hate chrome. i chose bed liner because its rugged and the texture and finish looks good.
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    what youll need (tools and what you need to remove)
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    Its really simple
    1. lift the hood and unscrew the two screws connecting the grill to the frame (dont have pics of these but they're right in front of you)
    2. Theres two "push pin" screw that connect the grill to the headlights, you can use your fingers or a flathead screwdriver to pry these out. These are the holes where the push pin screws go
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    3. Once ALL FOUR SCREWS ARE REMOVED, pull straight up on the grill and it will disconnect from the clips

    left side (bottom corner)
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    Right SIde (bottom corner)
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    Center slot (camera angle is looking down on it)
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    4. I took off the emblem just so it would be clean looking once i put it back on, and i taped up the alot where the emblem goes so the bed liner wouldnt affect it being flush with the grille

    (after 3 coats)
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    FINISHED PRODUCT without emblem
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    well there it is
     
  2. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    looks great! did you rough up the cchrome?
     
  3. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    xGManx

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    no i actually just wiped it down with rubbing alcohol, i didnt have an sand paper or anything close by so i figured three coats would suffice and its held up pretty well!
     
  4. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    hendooman

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    The dude in the second to last picture, the one with the hat and tank top. Is he from Beat Street the Electric Boogaloo?
     
  5. Dec 14, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    schiz94

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    looks great. i was contemplating doing something like this to my grille but i dont think it would look great on a street truck. plus i think it would be hard to get off if i didnt like it
     
  6. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    nermalgod

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    I'm at a loss, something doesn't look right. I think you should take apart your headlights and black that chrome out. Then it may blend better. I was also thinking you could mask the bottom grill portion of the bumper, giving you a two-tone bumper. Someone should photoshop that look.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    stangkeip10

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    i don't personally like it, but it is your truck, i would have recommended the pastidip in case you ever wanted to get it off again. at least put the emblem back on chrome or painted... looks bad
     
  8. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    Is it easy to hose off if it gets dirty? I heard bedliner was hell to spray down.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    im all bout blacking out some chrome..so it looks good to me. only thing different i would have done was painted the emblem silver to break up the front a bit.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    Looks good... It is a lot of black though. I would definitely put the emblem back on though...Although it is yours. I think it would be sick if you fabed something up that has the new Toyota Truck Emblem and made it fit there. That's what I wanted to do, but haven't had the time yet.

    I would have color matched the chrome to your pickup like the TRD Sports and then done the inside "Grey" part of the insert black. I actually did mine a couple weeks a ago and it turned out pretty good. I have the Sport so I just had to do the inner piece. I don't have a build me thread or a how-to, but if you check some pics in my profile you can see what products I used and kinda piece together what I did.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    deadbolt

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    I actually used this can of bed liner on my previous grill. It held up for a while but slowly started to chip. It was hard to wash also since its pretty rough. I ended up throwing that grill out and replacing it. Hope urs holds up though!
     
  12. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    the emblem is in now so ill post a pic soon, im looking at the BLHM mod and maybe the two tone bumper.

    the guy in the background is just retarded, we were out in the woods playing paintball and he showed up with that hat on, we gave him shit for it all day haha
     
  13. Dec 17, 2010 at 7:11 AM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    just did mine last night....i dig it alot i used 4 coats of duplicolor truck bed spray....thanks for giving me the idea OP [​IMG]
     
  14. Dec 17, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    How hard is it to clean?
     
  15. Dec 17, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    my guess is its much like clearing sandpaper with terrycloth
     
  16. Jan 25, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    i wanted to have a transformer emblem machined but it would be expensive :(
     
  17. Jan 25, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    JLee

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    I thought about doing this to my Billet grill seeing how my bumpers and sliders will be painted with it.
     
  18. Jan 25, 2011 at 9:36 AM
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    Thats freakin funny as hell !! :D
     
  19. Apr 20, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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    I've been debating this for awhile. I have a magnetic gray metallic 2011 Taco and I've been considering color matching the Toyota logo on the grill to match the body of the truck. I'll photoshop something up soon and post.
     
  20. Apr 20, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    What do you guys think?
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