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Help! should I paint satoshi inner grill black or silver!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ratrod, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    ratrod

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    Trying to decide if I should paint satoshi inner grill (the part that took all the cutting, bondoing, and sanding) black or silver to match outer grill and truck. I think black will look good and deep and hide imperfections better but all color matched look nice also.
    Please tell me what you think and I'll go with majority rule or maybe I'll just do a couple rounds of rock, paper, scissors! gloss or flat black?

    Update:
    Almost done with my Satoshi - Thanks for the advice, I made the inner grill BLACK!

    See pic
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  2. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I say black.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    This
     
  4. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    pudge151

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    are you staying chrome? then i would say black
     
  7. Jun 9, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    VanillaGorilla

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    :laughing:
     
  8. Jun 9, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    already painted outer grill silver to match truck now deciding on inner.
    Thanks. Looks like black is winning anyone think silver?
     
  9. Jun 9, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    Add another vote for Black
     
  10. Jun 9, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    If your bondo work & sanding is spot on & there are no imperfections, go ahead & color match it.

    But looking at your sig pic of your ride, I'd go with black... It matches the light bar & would tie the whole front end together...

    But what do I know about grills??? ;)
     
  11. Jun 10, 2011 at 6:13 AM
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    well I wont be able to sleep for a few days now....
     
  12. Jun 10, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    Thanks for the replies! Yeah I wanted to go color matched but after I used a little black primer to see if I had more spots to touch up with the sander and bondo I decided it look nice in black and maybe enhances the depth of the satoshi. Almost done just have to spray a little more and get my mesh. Thanks all.
     
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    Huh?
     
  15. Jun 14, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    Just about finished with my Satoshi. Here's a picture of it. I will have more pic and of how I mounted my fogs soon. I got the grill from partsgeek.com ($40), the mesh from customcargrills.com ($50) (they cut the mesh specifically for the Satoshi and their mesh is super nice!) and some paint, epoxy, bondo and other supplies ($15-20). So about $110 for a colormatched satoshi grill! I ordered the large "TOYOTA" emblem from I think toyotaparts.com ($44) should be here soon. I decided to do it myself even though my time is limited, because I had people who would build them but they wanted $200-250 for usually an unfinished product or in some cases I had to supply all the parts. Don't get me wrong, these guys did great work and believe me it would be worth the money because this is such a labor intensive product but I just wanted to save some money and learn how to do it. I did it during some late night hours, and any few seconds of free time I got. I hope you like it.

    IMAG0615.jpg
     
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    he means black man:rolleyes: haha
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Love it. Dont you love bondo now?
     
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    how did you mount the mesh? also, did customcargrills cut you a little bit more mesh to compensate?? or was it exact cut?

    they gave me ALMOST exact cut... in doing so, it doesnt mount sturdy ... and they havent done anything about it... even after i showed them pictures and gave them measurements.... oh wells... been looking at homer's mesh sales...

     
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