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How are you guys painting your eyelids???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by comicnut25, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Jul 5, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    comicnut25

    comicnut25 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just ordered some ilids off eBay for my taco and was curious how people were painting them? Local shop? Paint online?

    Any helpful tips appreciated!!
     
  2. Jul 6, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    Rattle can it. You can get factory color match paint in a rattle can at most auto parts store. Not perfect but a close match. Sand, primer, paint , and then clear coat.

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  3. Jul 6, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    Dr. Pepper

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    I want eyelids!

    Tallyman, check out the regional forums...a buncha Florida guys are getting a meet together!
     
  4. Jul 6, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    gusher

    gusher SUPERCHARGED!!!

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    I rattle canned mine with a $30.00 can that my local parts place mixed up for me (can't find Indigo Ink in a rattle can!) and it was close. Ran them like that for a while but my body shop buddy sprayed them for me. He sprayed them three different times. He said that the paint code for 2008 Indigo Ink (probably all years) has a number of different shades that it can be. He was unhappy with the first two colors. They match perfect now!

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  5. Jul 6, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    Snake~

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    I bought one can of paint and one can of clear from HERE. Sprayed several light coats of paint followed by a few slightly thicker coats of clear. Let them cure for a few days and they turned out great. And the color match is perfect.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    comicnut25

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    Rattle can I like it!! Cheap plus if I don't like it paint them again!!
     
  7. Jul 6, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Yup, just rattle can them. I bought some color-matched paint off of ebay when I did mine.;)
     
  8. Jul 6, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    +1 for ebay, the seller spraycansunlimited has all the toyota oem colors.
     
  9. Jul 15, 2010 at 11:39 PM
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    comicnut25

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    Got everything! What about prep work did u sand them or anything?
     
  10. Jul 16, 2010 at 4:06 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    lightly sand to smooth the lids, primer or adhesion promoter,paint, clearcoat. Always do light coats for all layers to prevent runs/flaking.Wait about 2 mins between coats and let dry a few hrs before applying lids.

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  11. Jul 19, 2014 at 9:53 PM
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    Troyton

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    Just finished mine. I have a silver truck. found a spray-paint at Wal-Mart that is a dead on color match. That and a shit ton of clear coat, is a pretty good setup for 10 dollars. also did my Toyota badge while I was at it.

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  12. Jul 19, 2014 at 10:04 PM
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    I don't paint my eyelids. I'm a man.
     
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