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Grillcraft Grills installed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Evil Monkey, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Mar 7, 2008 at 5:51 PM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey [OP] There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    I installed an upper and lower Grillcraft Grill. I still need to paint some of the metal behind the grill as it shows through. What paint is recommended for that area? I want something that will preserve the cooling capability of the radiator.

    I'm also going to install lights behind the grill like ilovetacos did. Here are some pictures:

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  2. Mar 7, 2008 at 5:54 PM
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    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    looks good !
     
  3. Mar 7, 2008 at 7:40 PM
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    ERdept

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    Looks good, now you must lightly mist the radiator and all shiny metals behind the grill with some black paint.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2008 at 9:45 PM
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    Looking good. Well done.

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  5. Mar 8, 2008 at 4:19 AM
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    gsxr3000

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    and rip off that free advertising from the license plate
     
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    maverick491

    maverick491 Towing Guru

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  7. Mar 8, 2008 at 5:18 AM
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    Paint it with high temp engine paint. You want to "mist" the paint on the condenser, just enough to cover up the silver. Too much paint might block the passage of air thru the condenser. You should also paint the screws that you used to secure the grille to the surround, if you haven't done so.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2008 at 5:32 AM
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    Don G

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    Hey what's that a picture of in your Avatar??? Is that whats left of your truck:confused:

    Don G
     
  9. Mar 8, 2008 at 6:18 AM
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    gsxr3000

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    my avatar is that confusing huh? it's me on my motorcycle... just kidding. i got it from some site.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2008 at 9:21 AM
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    PatheticJoe

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    It was obvoius to me but I guess not everyone's vision is at the same level.
     
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