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Herculined my tailgate!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LILFURR, May 6, 2012.

  1. May 6, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    LILFURR

    LILFURR [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well i herculined my tailgate today, i dont think its to bad looking i kinda like it, it looks way better then it did i had backed into a tree and a bunch of branches just ruined the paint so this was the fix i came up with, next is herculiner on the chrome bumper then ill finally be chrome free! Tell me what yall think

    [​IMG]
     
  2. May 6, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Better than plastidipping it I guess.
     
  3. May 6, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Looks ok, will prevent it from being stolen also. :D
     
  4. May 6, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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    LILFURR

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    yea, i mean i had to do something it looked horrible before i shouldve taken a before pic for comparison
     
  5. May 6, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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    AK27

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    Should have lined the handle area too, since it gets scratched up
     
  6. May 6, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    LILFURR

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    yea i figured id tape it off to leave some color and if i didnt like it after a while i could just go ahead and paint it
     
  7. May 6, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    BUZZCUT

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    I think it looks bad but to each their own.
     
  8. May 6, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    boardude

    boardude BOOMSHAKALAKA

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    I wonder if anyone has Herculined their entire Truck.. Then you would never have to worry about buffing another scratch or popping out a door ding
     
  9. May 6, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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    ^yea but i think it stains with mud so it would stay dirty, then again if you herculined the whole thing you probly wouldnt care about dirty lol. im not to worried about the looks, the rest of my truck makes up for it plus im eventually gonna put a tire gate there
     
  10. May 6, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    Tookie

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    I did the inside of my Jeep, good stuff, but it will eventually fade some.....
    you may want to try some kind of UV protectant over the Herculiner
     
  11. May 6, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    ill see what i can find
     
  12. May 6, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    I'm not really diggin it either. But to each their own, if you like it that's all that counts. ;) I think if you painted around the handle it would probably look a little nicer, kinda looks unfinished.
     
  13. May 6, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    yea i mean i cant say i love it its just better then how it looked damaged and its just temporary
     
  14. May 6, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    it's been done before plenty. i've seen two lifted ones. here's the only picture i could find.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/84310-who-has-rhinolined-there-fenders.html post #10




    *Oh, and btw i like it. I agree with the earlier comment about doing the handle area too.
     
  15. May 6, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    Can you paint over the herculine to match the rest of the truck?
     
  16. May 6, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    they have colored bedliner. i wouldn't bet on a colomatch though.
     
  17. May 6, 2012 at 8:26 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    [​IMG]
     
  18. May 7, 2012 at 8:54 AM
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    I like it. I even like the red handle well.
     
  19. May 7, 2012 at 9:02 AM
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    aznutx

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    little weird for me, but perhaps the handle part like everyone said if lined would be better
     
  20. May 7, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    i think it looks awesome!
     
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