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I Hate Chrome II (bumper)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BRP27, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Feb 13, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    BRP27

    BRP27 [OP] When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    I replaced the front chrome grille and front chrome bumper with Black parts in the post I Hate Chrome. I wanted to replace the rear chrome bumper later with a Black replacement part, but found the back bumper is over $200 in black. So I decieded to paint the rear chrome bumper. I found the key info is to rough up the chrome a lot and use Self Etching Primer.
    Here is a link to info http://www.ripper1.com/tech/paint_over_chrome.php

    So I roughed up the chrome using an angle grinder. Started with the bumper on the truck and then took it off the truck. Need to use a smaller grinder to get into the corners and in cracks. Can't leave any chrome shinny.
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    Here is the angle grinder. This tool made this really easy. You don't want to sand this by hand, just takes too long.

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    And the Black rear bumper. I think this truck should be Black to match the bumpers and grille:)

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    The only chrome left on this truck is the emblems, Next week and they are gone:D
     
  2. Feb 13, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    JM76

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    that's funny because I was going to look into doing this tomorrow, what kind of time frame am I looking at? all day? looks great.:)
     
  3. Feb 13, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Man, that looks so much better. I really want to do this too. If you don't mind, what exact primer did you use and where did you get it?
     
  4. Feb 13, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    BRP27

    BRP27 [OP] When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    It was about 5 hours. Some of that was watching paint dry.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    JAG

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    Looks good dude! Rep to you for doing it yourself and lookin great!

    I'm gonna either linex or powdercoat mine.... not sure yet.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    Snipe

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    Looks much better :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  7. Feb 13, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    BRP27

    BRP27 [OP] When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    It was about 5 hours. Some of that was watching paint dry. :eek:
     
  8. Feb 13, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    BRP27

    BRP27 [OP] When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    04 4X4 Tacoma SR5
    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    Primer is Rust-oleum Primer Self Etching Primer, got it at Auto Zone. I was very pleased with the way the paint flowed, covered, didn't run and was just real easy to use. I used Rust-oleum top coat also, dont like to mix brands on one paint job.
     
  9. Feb 13, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    beetlejuice2275

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    you hate chrome.
     
  10. Feb 13, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    SkyHighTacoma

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    Looks like it came that way. Good job! I hate chrome also. ;)
     
  11. Feb 13, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    Like you BRP prep is huge when dealing with chrome, got to get all the shine good and gone. I learned that with my previous Ranger project, paint and primer will flake off after a while if not prep'ed right. Looks good!
     
  12. Feb 13, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    Thanks. It did come out great.
     
  13. Feb 14, 2010 at 1:01 AM
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    on bare metal you need to use self etching primer. looks great i did herculiner on mine it looked good for about a month then it faded
     
  14. Feb 17, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    BRP27

    BRP27 [OP] When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    I took all the emblems off except for the one on the grill that is painted black. I usually paint them black and put them back on but I think it looks better witout emblems . I took the ones off the sides also.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Feb 17, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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  16. Feb 17, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    BRP27 [OP] When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    Yeah, this truck may end up black. I have seen some chevy trucks that are completly black and they look good, except they are chevys.:rolleyes:
     
  17. Feb 18, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    BRP27

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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    04 4X4 Tacoma SR5
    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    I put a tow bar on the front of the truck this morning. Had to take the front skid plate off to get at the frame. I may weld the skid plate mounts back on the tow bar. The reason I put the tow bar on was to have a lift point on the front for the Hy lift jack(don't have sliders). I lifted both front wheels off the ground using the tow bar as the lift point. And it can be used as a recovery point for the front.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Feb 18, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    where you buy it from?
     
  19. Feb 18, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    BRP27

    BRP27 [OP] When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    So far south in Texas my feet are in salt water
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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    Ebay $130 something to the front door, got it within 4 days. requires some drilling . Took a couple of hours to mount. It is powder coated.
     
  20. Mar 1, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    Thanks for the post I wana give this a shot now.
     
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