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How did you paint the t-rex eyelids?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MMazz365, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Nov 16, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    MMazz365

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    I'm looking to get t-rex eyelids for my 2010 tacoma white, and it says they only come in primer. how can i paint them to match exactly?????
     
  2. Nov 16, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    gcwaterski

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    I would suggest doing as I did- and take them to a paint/body shop that can do it. It only cost me like $25.00 and they are PERFECT. My truck is silver. I suck at DIY.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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     what he said + I hear people have trouble with the color match on S white
     
  4. Nov 16, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    I did mine with SWB rattle can and clear coat. I agree with the others, get it done by a pro, especially if your talking $25.00
     
  5. Nov 16, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    thanks guys, im probably just going to do that then
     
  6. Nov 16, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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  7. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    I went to two local body shops today which i'm friends with both owners and they each said it would be around 50 EACH to get painted... thats mainly just matierals, not even labor.... i might just try krylon fusion and clear coat... im at a stand still
     
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    Get a flat rate box ($5), send it to one of these people that got theirs done for $25. For a grand total of $30!

     
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    its easy to color match the Super White, however the clear coat is where i had the problem and made the eyelids a little off color.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    Now I did my grille surround, let paint coats sit overnight then cleared it but everytime it wrinkled. So its just paint and seems a hair off.
     
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    Several coats of paint followed by several coats of clear with about 30 minutes dry time in between. Color match is perfect. Paint job is not, but it's damn close. It's really not difficult. If I can do it, you can do it.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    HOw do you feel about krylon fusion paint??
     
  14. Dec 8, 2010 at 10:00 AM
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    I think Fusion is for painting over finished plastic surfaces. Since the eyelids are primed, you dont have to use Fusion. You should be able to use any normal spray paint. But if you it want it color matched, you'll need to buy some like the link above. Also I think some auto parts store can make a can for you if you give them the paint code.
     
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    Autozone carries the Dupont color match for that truck. If that particular store you go to doesnt have it they can get it shipped there from their hub store, takes a couple hours or overnight depending on time of day. I work part time for them so I checked already. Good luck.
     
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    Its too yellow. Not a good match.
     
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    You could try my method......

    My truck was in an accident and had over $21,000 in damages, including the entire front end.

    I asked the body shop to paint mine when they reassembled the truck. They did it at no cost. :D

    Although it worked out nicely for me, I do not reccomend this method. :cool:
     
  18. Dec 12, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    haha yeah i think ill try to match it before i go to that extent haha
     
  19. Dec 12, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    i think i might try an agway near my house and see if they can do anything... whats the paint code ?
     
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    I got a can of paint code color matched paint in a rattle can from NAPA for around $18, then bought a can of clear coat.

    Went to town on my grille in my garage. Took a day or two, but came out just fine. :)
     
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