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installed my t-rex 2 eyelids

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by meeestirg, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Oct 24, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    meeestirg

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    heads up to anyone who is installing the eyelids, buy two rolls of scotch double sided interior & exterior sticky tape (gray with red backing). this project takes 1-1/2 rolls.

    the eyelids come painted in black primer only. i had my eyelids painted and clear coated on both sides to help the tape stick better to the eyelid.

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  2. Oct 24, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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  3. Oct 24, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    Jerez

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    Very nice!! :D
     
  4. Oct 24, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    Why that is all I can ask, why?
     
  5. Oct 24, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Cause it looks good.

    I ask why with your chrome bull bar.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    Wow original. Looks a lot better than stupid eye lids. Oh I guess I should be a copy cat like you and get an ARB. Which I think looks really stupid on these smaller trucks. But hey whatever
     
  7. Oct 24, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    If you don't like it, don't post.

    I, by the way, like the eyelids. But I think they may be a little bit too big for me personally.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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    meeestirg

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    everyone has their own tastes. krazie sj and i obviously like the mean/aggressive look, you like the round chrome bubbly look. that's why.
     
  9. Oct 24, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    meeestirg

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    well if you are interesred they have the TR and the TR1 look if you think mine are too big. the TR and TR1 are slightly smaller.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    To each his own ... Those are tight I got those I just need 2 color match thanks for the 2 roll advice
     
  11. Oct 24, 2010 at 3:10 PM
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    I like them.
    I'm glad people got different tastes because all of our trucks would look alike.
    Great job.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    oh since its just an accessory i took it to MAACO AUTO BODY & PAINT. and they color matched it and painted it for $35 no tax and added $5 to paint the back side. hell of a deal! everywhere else wanted $150-$200 just to paint the front.
     
  13. Oct 24, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    It's ironic that someone with grammar this poor is using the word "stupid" to insult someone's truck.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    Hmmm.... I used a total of 5" of tape on each of the eyelids on my truck. :rolleyes: Snug as a bug in a rug..... I hope you never have to get those off, you'll have your hands full for sure and will probably ruin them.
     
  15. Oct 24, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    i was hoping to make these a permanent accessory and never have to take them off hahahaha. i was just trying to seal the edges as much as i could.
     
  16. Oct 24, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    Well ok then.... Mission accomplished. :D
     
  17. Oct 24, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    Is that 2 sided tape heat sensitive, or is that even a problem to be considered when installing the eyelids....
     
  18. Oct 24, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    MrGuitarguy

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    Love it man. Looks good :thumbsup:

    What type of tape did you use? Was it hard to install these? How much did they charge to paint? Would spray paint work?

    Sorry for all the questions. I'm going to be doing this mod soon and I figured I'd ask.
     
  19. Oct 24, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    meeestirg

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    your headlights won't get anywhere near hot enough to cause a problem.
     
  20. Oct 24, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    I got an ARB because I drive highway a lot and needed something that I could smash deer with.

    I see way more trucks with Chrome bull bumpers than with ARBs.

    Who's the copy cat now?


    BTW, good job on being a complete bag of douche, you really earned your merit badge on that one champ. :smack:

    Post Scriptum - I think Chrome bull bumpers are retarded. Hurray! Hollow chrome plated aluminum. A pedestrian will suffer less damage than that in an accident, and you'll still be out $300 for it. My ARB was $600 and is 3/8" Cold Rolled steel.
     
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