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herculined my grille, front and rear bumpers.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Andrew H, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Aug 26, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H [OP] What is this "search" you speak of?

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    thanks to will for the write up he did and the tips he gave me prior to me doing this.

    the grille was the easiest part. i just ordered a black grill from ebay that was said it was an oem fit. i lucked out and i actually fit fine. i also took off the corner blinkers and sanded the chrome off with a dremel, wiped everything down that was sanded with some acetone.

    the bumpers were a pain in the ass even with an orbital sander. but with enough time and patience it was ready to be herculined.

    i did about three to four coats of herculiner on everything. i used about a third of a gallon. made a huge mess in the garage but nothing that cant be cleaned up. spent a good part of a day doing it all, just had to wait for the coats to dry.

    i also spray painted the toyota emblem the same green the truck is. i think the whole thing turned out great!
     
  2. Aug 26, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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  4. Aug 26, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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  5. Aug 26, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    Andrew H [OP] What is this "search" you speak of?

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    thanks guys:)
     
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    x2 it does look nasty man!! propts :thumbsup:
     
  7. Aug 26, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    yeah you actaully did a pretty good job with that i like it. welcom to the "liner club":)
     
  8. Aug 26, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    Andrew H [OP] What is this "search" you speak of?

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    so i get real lazy when i do things like this. i didnt really tape anything. i dont use tape when i paint things in the house either. just make sure i cut it nicely before actually doing anything.

    but i think it turned out really clean. there was a little bit of run off from the front bumper but i just let it dry. once it as dry i took a scalpel and arefully trimmed the pieces off and you cant even tell. i should have spray painted the radiator black but i completely forgot about it till after i put the grill and corner lights back in and i didnt want to risk breaking the plastics clips.

    maybe next weekend ill just put up some cardboard and use some tape and newspaper and just rattle can it with the grille still on. well see.

    this really got me into my truck again. i was neglecting it for awhile. the lack billet grill i had on prior was really bumming me out.
     
  9. Aug 26, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    haha. holy shit man. i checked out your pics. hahaha. thats awesome. hardcore. maybe ill do that in a green color to my truck whenever it decides to take a rusty shit on me.
     
  10. Aug 26, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    Yeah im not sure if the most recent ones are in my gallery but i lifted and put tires on it and blacked everything out. Its in the My Rhino Build thread.

    Edit just checked, no i dont have the new ones in the gallery but they are in my build thread.
     
  11. Aug 26, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    saweeEeeet! :thumbsup:
     
  12. Aug 27, 2009 at 9:43 PM
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    Sweet. I did my grill with the Rustoleum Bed liner the other day because I didnt like the way Herculiner sprayed on my Roll Bar (too much texture for me). This stuff has slightly less texture but its pretty sweet as well.

    Good job man.
     
  13. Aug 28, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    thats cool man i was looking at the gallon of that at wally world before i picked my herculiner up at checkers. could you post some photos of your grill so i can see the difference?

    i found using the brush leaves a lot of texture, using a regular paint roller leaves the texture finer, and using the blue roller that comes in the kits leaves a thicker texture.
     
  14. Aug 28, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    it will look even better when the shine goes away. nice job
     
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    it does look good! I'd definately do that if my truck wasnt a street queen.
     
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    Ill take some pics at Tacoberwest Tomorrow when the lighting is good. its a HUGE difference in texture. My bed is Rolled on, Roll bar is Sprayed both herculiner. Both have extreme texture compared to this.
     
  17. Feb 26, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    looks pretty damn good buddy!!:thumbsup:
     
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    I did my sliders and tool box with herculiner, and will do my ARB bumper tommorow along with my rear offroad bumper, than this summer I might do my whole truck with it
     
  19. Apr 23, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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    Thanks Andrew for inspiring me to Herculine my grille. I decided to also put the liner in the little cutouts on the sides and it kind of pooled up and looks crappy. So I might try using some bondo on top to fill up the cutouts and then roll some more Herculiner over the top. Either way I think it looks half decent. That stuff definitely gets everywhere. I had liner on my gloves, shirt, pants, arms, shoes, and even got a little in my hair. Next time I'll go for a hazmat suit maybe then I won't get so much all over the place. The texture is very bumpy, more so than I thought it would be, but it seems to give it character.
    Now I gotta find somewhere to move my horns...
    I also did my Avid light bar and steps.
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  20. Apr 23, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    Andrew H [OP] What is this "search" you speak of?

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    ^^^ Hell yeah man! Looks mean. I really think the texture gives it a rugged looks. Be sure to keep some herculiner around, you'll need to touch it up once a year. The black will fade out a little bit, but just spray some armor all on it and it will get its shine right back! Looks good!
     
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