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Help Grill Painting

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomiker, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Sep 9, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    tacomiker

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    I purchased an 09 and it has the grayish color grill with chrome surround.I want to have a black one, should I paint this one and does the black insert come off of the chrome?I am not trying to paint the chrome black just the insede. Or would I be better off purchasing a new aftermarket grill of the same.It looks like painting it would not give great results because of the upper and lower and in betweens.I can get one that fits the 05-08 that is aftermarket and looks the same for 90.00.And I assume the 05-08 will fit on the 09? Thanks Mike
     
  2. Sep 9, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    calfire88

    calfire88 WHITE TACO

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    i had an 08 and bought a billit grill for it then went and got an 09 and the same grill fit both trucks...and u have to cut out the grey insert
     
  3. Sep 9, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    nad

    nad mmmm tacos!

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    i would go for aftermarket for that price, you could probably sell your chrome one on here for around the same price that you would pay for after market.

    Is the aftermarket one chrome as well, cause usually they come not painted
     
  4. Sep 9, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    tacomiker

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    Yes it is chrome and black insert/
     
  5. Sep 9, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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  6. Sep 10, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    removed center emblem, taped off all chrome, scuff sanded with scotch brite, wiped clean with rubbing alchol, spray canned two coats of gloss black plastic paint.

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    cost - under 10 bucks, paint, tape, scotch brite pads
     
  7. Sep 10, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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    nad

    nad mmmm tacos!

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    nice job
     
  8. Sep 10, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    tacomiker

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    I went ahead and purchased one thanks to all
     
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