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Grille Help?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TEX357, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Apr 15, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    TEX357

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    Does anyone know if the black triangles on the grille can be popped off and put back in orrrr ???
     
  2. Apr 15, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    I think they are modled to the grille surround. only way to take them out is to dremel them out
     
  3. Apr 15, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    :( awwwwww
     
  4. Apr 15, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    Why what were you looking to do?
     
  5. Apr 15, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    not having to tape the triangles with precision its kinda annoying to do (repainting my grille)
     
  6. Apr 15, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    haha You could try to cardboard the triangles.

    It really isnt that hard to tape them. Patience is key. Especially with the paint:)
     
  7. Apr 15, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    I have now learned that haha Cant rush a mod cus then it'll just fukkk up haha
     
  8. Apr 15, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    No you cant...... especially if youre Painting... :laugh:
     
  9. Apr 15, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    Yup thats why ive been seeing new threads on people painting their grill and advise them to take time because for real you feel like shit when you mod something and it ends up fuckin nasty
     
  10. Apr 15, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    Good idea man. Keep them fom doing the mistake you did (nothing wrong with it :))

    Thats the reason why I'm scared to do the BHLM. I know I will mess up something
     
  11. Apr 15, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    Haha nah you wont, I DID but i tried doing it alone (big mistake) just try and find a partner so you can have two heads trying to do the BHLM which provides more outlook on the situation(problems:if you run into any)
    . ya get me?
     
  12. Apr 15, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    Yeah I get ya. If I do wish to do it. Thats what im going to do. I know for a fact ill mess up the seal

    Cheesy but true..... "2 heads are better than one"
     
  13. Apr 15, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    LOL yeah i was going to put that famous quote but ya beat me to it haha!
     
  14. Apr 15, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    Hey man, sounds like you're having a rough go at it with this grill. I've had to paint 3 and my best advice is to use an exacto knife, press the tape in the creases as best you can with your fingernail, then use the exacto knife to trim the tape. The deep crease at the bottom of the triangle is the toughest but you can do it. The BEST advice is just take your time. Good luck!
     
  15. Apr 15, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    i would advise using painters tape, i for got the name of the brand but there is one with a frog on the packaging and that one has the best seal. its a few bucks more but thats what i would do. You can use the back side of the blade and push the tape into the crevaces on the edges and use a new razor to cut around it
    Good luck and like they said take your time!
    Post Pics when your done because im thinking of doing mine too
     
  16. Apr 15, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    i saw the pics....:(
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    gl with the new paint
     
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