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I hate the chrome on my grill!!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 06sr5prerunner, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Jun 19, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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    i have sanded and painted sanded and painted and on and on for 2 weeks now and my chrome to white grill doesnt come out like all of you here on tw! imma have to buy a replacement soon :annoyed:

    how many of you have ruined yalls grills? i hope im not the only one.
     
  2. Jun 20, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    i have lol i ordered a new one. try adhesion promoter
     
  3. Jun 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    imma try it one last time ! with adhesion promoter thanks :)
     
  4. Jun 20, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    You need to meet homer taco ASAP !!:D
     
  5. Jun 20, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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    found him here in tw how much do his grills go for?
     
  6. Jun 20, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    Depends on what you want. I got a color matched grill from him and love it. No regrets and always get compliments on it. He does quality work.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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    What paint are you using? Brand of white paint and what brand of clear coat?

    I have always read that the super white is tough to match.

    Is the paint not sticking, not smooth or not a close match to the truck's color?
     
  8. Jun 20, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    i used color match for toyota but did not match at all and its not sticking. brand is duplicolor. its been the biggest PIA. it slowly falls off even with the primer. i know its something im doing just havent figured it out yet
     
  9. Jun 20, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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    Plasti-dip:D

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  10. Jun 20, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    It does seem to be some sort of art getting a spray can to color match parts to work right. I color matched my silver grill with the Duplicolor spray cans and it turned out pretty good. I didn't like the duplicolor clear coat, it seemed to have a yellow tint to it.

    I did these steps.
    Sand down the chrome.
    Adhesion promoter then grey primer
    sand down smooth but not deeper than the primer
    color coat, about 3 to 4 light layers then a heavier layer
    let it completely dry
    then to the clear coat
     
  11. Jun 20, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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  12. Jun 20, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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    what sand paper did you use? do you remember?:D
     
  13. Jun 20, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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    man your truck looks nice our front end are so similar i like the plasti dip!:thumbsup:
     
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    For the chrome, 200 grit then 600 to 800 to smooth it out
    For the primer, 600, you don't want to get it so smooth the paint doesn't stick, just make it level. This also will remove the loose spray paint that didn't bond fully.

    If you get deep scratches in the plastic from sanding, you can get high fill primer. To fill them in and sand smooth.
     
  16. Jun 20, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    What are u doing wrong man? Here's my Taco and Tundy180896ad-8c56-6f76_bca617dfedc150235e72cf9e36e63cf8c067edac.jpg180896ad-8c6c-d39d_162fe27660b584976bac3516b1da926da997592a.jpg180896ad-8c7a-0456_873116226615b1b033ebfbb91403ac1e39637258.jpg180896ad-8c85-cc6d_2b54e1df133491b560b143bcc560242d18d3136a.jpg180896ad-8ca1-f126_4c065d6b68f8dd0e00d856307b7a770d930c9dee.jpg180896ad-8cb8-f9f6_e6530e30ed1a93dc3adef1ae990f270d29c45bfe.jpg180896ad-8cca-9814_78d6f9be808b3a60f346fed27c354df797867a6f.jpg
     
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    And Tundy (CSUVIPER) did this for me :) same steps 180896ad-8cf1-4e9c_91f88bfa67e150ae957d7d7a6e6ea7017b104a0a.jpg180896ad-8d0e-1836_0a419450ab2e08aa73fda68d5cca1da800c522f2.jpg180896ad-8d1a-c9ed_0554910631fa235888f42dab867b09866ea9d025.jpg180896ad-8d29-30f2_87eaa0c4f85fc63717578f97380e17086f9386b2.jpg180896ad-8d35-d448_bcf7d69712df39b45f45e0c8aea59199a40785d6.jpg180896ad-8d57-b35c_17a21526b99a9733b7be01979df51b9d7d93f936.jpg
     
  18. Jun 20, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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  19. Jun 20, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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    For the Taco (when I had it) the paint was ordered off-line to color match the factory SWB paint
     
  20. Jun 20, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    Spray some adhesive promoter after sanding it/wiping down
     

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