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How can i paint my chrome piece of my grill

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Nick Sells, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Oct 10, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    Nick Sells

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    I'm trying to figure out how to blacken the chrome pieces of my grill can anyone help.
    -What kind of paint should I use
    -What's the step by step process

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  2. Oct 10, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    Nice looking truck man! I'm actually doing a step-by-step on painting the chrome grille. I havent done the clearcoat yet, as I've been super busy this weekend, but I should be able to finish it up tomorrow I think. I'll grab the link in a minute
     
  3. Oct 10, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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  4. Oct 10, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    Nick Sells

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    Thanks I'm ready to start modding
     
  5. Oct 10, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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  6. Oct 10, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    Nick Sells

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    I just checked out your link the only thing I'm worried about is cutting out center was it hard
     
  7. Oct 10, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    well if your just painting the grille you dont have to cut anything. The cutting is for the deep dish mod. But if your just painting it then just follow the paint steps in the link.
     
  8. Oct 10, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    Cutting out the center is actually very easy. But, you dont have to cut that out if you dont want to. If you plan on getting a grillcraft mesh piece for the front, that can go over the oem center section.
    If you plan to do a satoshi grille, you will have to cut, epoxy, fill, sand and paint that section.
    I personally didnt want to see anything behind the grillcraft mesh, which is why I cut that out.
     
  9. Oct 10, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    it was pretty easy to paint/ prep , i did mine in about 6 hours , and came out great, the paint is also sticking better than expected
     
  10. Oct 10, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    I'm the same way even if I couldn't see it behind the mesh I would still know it was there and thats enough to make want to cut it out
     
  11. Oct 10, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    Then yea, you'll have to obviously do that step, but its honestly an easy step in the process. A simple hacksaw blade can make the cuts, you dont need any power tools or anything to cut the plastic. It yields easily to serrated blades :cool:
     
  12. Oct 10, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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