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how to take surrounding grill off

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by toyotacoinwa, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Sep 1, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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    toyotacoinwa

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    i have a white tacoma double cab and i just recently debadged it... i want to paint the thing around the grill which is chrome to white... i know about the paint but i want to know what type of sand paper to use... so tell me how to take the grill thingy apart plzzz... and what type of sand paper to use.... thanks...
     
  2. Sep 1, 2009 at 10:49 PM
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    derekabraham

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  3. Sep 1, 2009 at 11:00 PM
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    like take it off the truck or take the black part off the chrome?
     
  4. Sep 1, 2009 at 11:02 PM
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    if you can tell me both that's great... im going to paint the surrounding chrome part white... can u also tell me what sand paper to use
     
  5. Sep 1, 2009 at 11:07 PM
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    thanks senor taco.. ive seen this thread... but it doesnt show how to take it off or what sand paper to use.
     
  7. Sep 1, 2009 at 11:13 PM
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    thank you big time... i have a few questions, is that surrounding thing chrome or plastic?... what sand paper do you think i should use... i was also wondering should i paint it black or white.... my truck is white but i have black rims and smoked lights... if i want it white should i order the one from ebay or just buy any white paint
     
  10. Sep 1, 2009 at 11:26 PM
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    If I were to atempt this mod I would probaly use 220 grit to try and remove all the chrome and prime it, then hit it with wet sand paper. But I'm no expert on this.
    Try searching if no one chimes in or pm some one who has done this.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2009 at 11:28 PM
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    It's plastic. I would try painting it first, probably cheaper, and paint it white
     
  12. Sep 1, 2009 at 11:34 PM
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    cool thanks... what do you think about the white matching up... i just want to go to autozone or shucks to get some white... but what if it doesnt match my truck white color?
     
  13. Sep 1, 2009 at 11:37 PM
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    I think you can buy a rattle can of super white on eBay
     
  14. Sep 2, 2009 at 12:30 AM
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    i heard that the super white off ebay doesnt really match the truck color... im think of going to the store and just picking up some white because if i want to match the white its gonna cost me $30 per can and i have to wait a week... what do you guys think? how much of a difference can it be in whites?
     
  15. Sep 2, 2009 at 12:31 AM
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    save and get the real one. Its a big difference!
     
  16. Sep 2, 2009 at 12:39 AM
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    ummm... im 50/50... is there more opinions?
     
  17. Sep 2, 2009 at 12:43 AM
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    i want to paint mine soon, when i do mine its going to be the best, just because its the front of your truck i think its worth it.
     
  18. Sep 2, 2009 at 12:48 AM
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    either buy the paint from a well-known company (even if it cost a little more...)
    or just straight up sand it, prime it and take to get it painted...

    Here's the first grill i painted with the ebay paint..As you can see, it did not match..It did look good from far way though lol...
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    Here's the 2nd grill... Paint is from the same spot, but it seemed like a closer match...
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    Like i said via PM, i have the $30 can from Automotive Touch-Up, i just haven't got to spraying it yet...If this can doesn't match..then idk, i'll probably just take it to be sprayed professionally... I'm just waiting on some clear coat, then i will spray it..
     
  19. Sep 2, 2009 at 12:56 AM
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    cool thanks you guys... 05 prerunner can you just send me your pics when you do... i was in a hurry but i rather wait and get it done right... what are some other cheap/free mods i can do that wont take much expirence.. i already debadged my truck and im going to get sand paper so i can paint it black and put them back on tomorrow... should i use tape or crazy gule.. the guy at the auto store said crazy glue but i dont know...i also took my thing off on the floor which was grey and has wires under it and painted that black... turned out pretty nice.. will post pics up soon.... just did everything tonight
     
  20. Sep 2, 2009 at 12:59 AM
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    Nice, Definitely post pictures... I have been painting some interior pieces here and there as well... it definitely makes a difference...

    Here's a link to a whole thread dedicated to cheap/free mods: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/4838-cheap-free-mods.html

    I definitely would NOT use krazy glue...
    everyone i know has used 3M double-sided automotive tape... It works great!
     
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