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grille surround

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacoma mud, Oct 21, 2011.

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What color for the grille surround?

Poll closed Nov 20, 2011.
  1. White (color match)

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  2. Black

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  3. Leave it chrome

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  4. Other color

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  1. Oct 21, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    Tacoma mud

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    I was wondering what yall think would look better: white, black, or leave it chrome

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  2. Oct 21, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    will you also be doing the bumper? I would color match the bumper and grill...would look good.

    Or do a gun-metal grey. IMO, black would be too much contrast because the truck is white.
     
  3. Oct 21, 2011 at 7:47 PM
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    I already did the bumper.. This pic is kinda old
     
  4. Oct 21, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    if the bumper is white definitely do the grill white. Would look pretty boss!
     
  5. Oct 21, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    You dont think there would be to much white up their?
    Pretty soon im gonna be making my own plate bumper, probably gonna paint that black
     
  6. Oct 21, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    IMO it would be to much white
     
  7. Oct 21, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    If you are going to do your bumper in black, then I think the white color matched grill would look pretty sweet.
     
  8. Oct 21, 2011 at 10:39 PM
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    I agree, the crappy chrome finish on mine is bubbling a bit, so im gonna make the grill trim white.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:30 PM
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    Match the bumper. Either both chrome or both white.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2011 at 12:04 AM
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    Either black or a flat darker grey
     
  11. Oct 22, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    I say white surround touch up the grille with black and white emblem.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    OP: since you are probably taking the grill off, do you know how to get the grill off w/o damaging it? I need to do the radiator on my truck and it would make it easier to do if I removed the grill. Was also going to repaint the grill.

    Are the little clips that hold the grill on replaceable?
     
  13. Oct 22, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    Yea autozone should have them. Yea i broke about half of mine, and i was worried i wouldnt find em, but i went to O'reilys and they had em, about 5 bucks for a 5 pack
     
  14. Oct 22, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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  15. Oct 22, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    Yup that looks like em
     
  16. Oct 22, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    Just use zip ties. whenever you want to take the grille off (which probably isn't much) you just cut the ties. Put new ones on with the reinstall. That's what I have always done and it works without fail. Always pulls the grille in tight with the truck body. No stupidly expensive clips to deal with.
     
  17. Oct 22, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    Thats not a bad idea, that way if you ever have to take the grille off again u wont have to worry about breaking clips!
    Btw the clips arent stupidly expensive :der:
     
  18. Oct 23, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    If I can't find the clips cheap I will just use zip ties.
     
  19. Oct 23, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    Hahaha yes they are! they cost about $.01 to make and they sell for 50x that haha

    Whereas zip ties are like $10 for a pack of 1k or something like that
     
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