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I want to paint over my chrome grille.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JoeJoeTacoma, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Jul 9, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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    JoeJoeTacoma

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    I have an 06 tacoma. Im not digging the chrome grille, and being as im about to satoshi it, I thought this would be the best time to color match it to my truck. My color is desert sand mica, but im not sure where to find the color matching paint :confused: Anyone have any advice for me? Thanks!
     
  2. Jul 9, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    Eurosport

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    any auto body shop can get the color for you.
    it would be easier to just buy a color matched grille from a sport model though, because painting chrome properly is not easy if you want it to last, specially in the front where chipping occurs the most from hwy driving...
     
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    Thucker

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    Go on ebay, there's a vendor on there that sells color matched spray paint with all the Toyota paint codes. I was able to get magnetic gray from them.
     
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  6. Jul 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    yotamikez

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    The front grill surround is not really chrome, it's a plastic version. You can sand it and prime it a lot then color match, buy a color match from an auto body shop or have them color match themselves.

    Good luck.

    Matt
     
  8. Jul 9, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    JoeJoeTacoma

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    good stuff! Thanks everyone.
     
  9. Jul 9, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    if you paint the crome (plastic) grill make sure you get some plastic adhesion primer and you will be good to go.
     
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