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Help for my Horns

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by esizzle777, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Jul 2, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    esizzle777

    esizzle777 [OP] Son of Most High

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    Hey guys I have some devil horns that are about 2 years old now and the material is turning a weird beige color. Anyone got any ideas what it could be AND(more importantly) how to treat it?
     
  2. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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  3. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    gatlin69

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    what material it is made of?
     
  4. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    It's two years old so I guess it's made of the original aluminum
     
  5. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    BrokenTusk

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    Aluminum polish?
     
  6. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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  7. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    Re polish it and get it clear anodized
     
  8. Jul 3, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    Forgive my noobness but how do I clear adonize it?
     
  9. Jul 3, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Take it to an anodizing shop
     
  10. Jul 3, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    Thanks Oz, is there a DIY remedy out there?
     
  11. Jul 3, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    OZ-T

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    You could try to re polish it and then spray lacquer it
     
  12. Jul 3, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    If the horns were anodized red, you can sand and paint them any color you want. If you want polished, sand the previous anodizing off, use finer and finer grades of sand paper then do as AZ-T said, polish and clear lacquer. Mine was originally anodized red and my wife didn't like the color so I sanded, polished and clear coated mine and it still looks great.
     
  13. Jul 3, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    Thanks guys this what I got going on
     
  14. Jul 3, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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  15. Jul 3, 2011 at 10:55 PM
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    Looks like it was chromed and the chrome is flaking off. You should have it re plated.
     
  16. Jul 4, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    yah, just take and polish it in steps, it will clean it right up, and than you can either have a polished look, which will look like chrome, but will eventually rust if not painted over, or take it to a chroming shop and have them re plate it

    no reason to keep bumping, everyone has already replied that it just needs to be refinished, its a small metal item, that is beginning to erode its typical, not much you can do other than like stated resurface/finish/polish the item

    its not going to cost a fortune
     
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