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Help with painting my front grill white

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by anhnoff, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Feb 25, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    anhnoff

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    I am going to paint the chrome piece betweeen the lights to match the color of my car(white). I need some help choosing a paint that will match. I was thinking about krylon fusion? Let me know what you have used ! :)

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  2. Feb 25, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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    07TaCo07

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    I used the stuff from napa that is supposed to be the same color as factory but it's not
     
  3. Feb 25, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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    Derpy Derek

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    What about duplicolor?
     
  4. Feb 25, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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    i tried duplo color super white and clear coat when i had to do some body work to the roof of my truck. didnt match very well. probably becuase of the sun fading. my truck is a 2005. i mean u could try it, and if u dont like it u could just go the flat matte black look. i tried the white and didnt like it. remember, if u have never painted before, the more prep work u do before hand will equal a better finished project.:cool:
     
  5. Feb 26, 2012 at 12:43 AM
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    anhnoff

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    I figured it is gonna be pretty hard to find an exact color match for the white.. Ill leave it aside for now or ill consider painting it black. How well does it hold up without clear coating?
     
  6. Feb 26, 2012 at 12:45 AM
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    For a part as visible as the front grill surround, I'd say it'd be really important to spend the money the first go around and get it done at a shop. Trying to match base/clear and come up with something that resembles the stock white is gonna be near impossible with OTC products.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2012 at 12:49 AM
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    Thanks man. Ive seen some tacoma with matching front grills and thought the owner painted them. My buddy told me that "sport" edition comes with the matching grill :p
     
  8. Feb 26, 2012 at 12:55 AM
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    S7ICKlVlAN

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    That'd be ideal and probably cheapest.....find a SW grill with the Satoshi mod done already and knock out 2 birds with one stone brutha. :cool:
     
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