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How to paint skid plate poll

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JTacoma, Sep 13, 2011.

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Which way to paint skid plate?

Poll closed Oct 13, 2011.
  1. Black with Toyota Trucks logo in the middle

    26 vote(s)
    40.6%
  2. Black only

    33 vote(s)
    51.6%
  3. Leave it how it is

    5 vote(s)
    7.8%
  1. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:09 PM
    #1
    JTacoma

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    I have been wanting to paint my skid plate for a while and I saw someone else paint red TRD letters in their skid plate. Would it look good to paint the Toyota Trucks logo in silver in the middle of the skid plate and black surrounding, or just go with all black. It would probably be hard to see so should I even bother.

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  2. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    ILLINOISTACOMAGUY

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    Go for it..I think it would look good.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    TacoMX

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    I just painted by skids today. painted them black...they look great. Maybe I will be a fanboy and add a yota symbol too :spy:
     
  4. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    45acp

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    I painted mine red. :D
    I don't see why you'd put the toyota logo on it when you already have one on the grill.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    Gincoma

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    people tend to forget what there driving i guess:confused: just paint it black
     
  6. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    STLharry

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    When I get home from AU, I'm going to build my own skids...will probably either powdercoat black or paint red/green/orange (one of those). Or both.

    I think the toyota trucks logo would work though. How about black with a red trucks logo?
     
  7. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    Boerseun

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    The skid plate is the ideal panel to play with if you want to practice or try some new paint technique, or just want to play. I would say paint it black with the logo, and spray clearcoat over that to give it a little extra layer of protection - it won't help much for rocks of course, but it will help against the little chips and grass rubs etc. I would even use metallic paint just to make it extra special - always good to feel good about a job done right, even if it is just a skid plate.
     
  8. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    rleeharris

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    Paint it black... forget the logo. Duplicolor spray truck bed coating is very durable, keeps it's color, and will last a long time.
     
  9. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    LOL at Ben hahahah thats a shitty pic of your silver skid hahaha


    dude i say paint that design. Its unique and i bet will be kinda cool. It would look sick on 45acps skid...think thats a budbuild skid..
     
  10. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    painted mine red, but i voted for black with Toyota Trucks logo cause i think it'd look awesome
     
  11. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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  12. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    Its just gonna get scratched off if you actually use it.....
     
  13. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    chrome powder coat
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  14. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    huh...the silver skids look good.
     
  15. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    i painted mine semi-gloss black. keep it subtle. now if it was a laser cut-out then go for it imo.

    best pic i have:

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  16. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:09 PM
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    i think black, somewhat glossy or w/clearcoat. no logo, we all know your driving a toyota, but just in case we didnt theres already a logo up front. unless you debadged the front like if u got a grillcraft or satoshi, then t might make sense to run a logo, but small, not huge. IMO. of course. either way itll look good with a fresh ass skid plate.
     
  17. Sep 14, 2011 at 12:18 AM
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    MapleMoose

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    That emblem might look pretty cool.

    I went with silver too

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  18. Sep 14, 2011 at 12:25 AM
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  19. Sep 14, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    Get a real skidplate, from BB. Not the shitty stock one IMO. :D
     
  20. Sep 17, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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