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Installed New Kobalt Low Profile Toolbox

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BAP_29, May 31, 2010.

  1. May 31, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    Picked up my new Kobalt Low Profile toolbox from Lowes last weekend. So far I love it! It looks and functions much much better than my previous black plastic gull-wing style box. Im really satisfied with it and recommend this box to anybody looking for an alternative to the $400 UWS toolboxes.

    Here's my old toolbox

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    And here's some pics of my new Kobalt

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  2. May 31, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    Much better looking.
     
  3. May 31, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    I do miss the black though. Im considering having this one powdercoated eventually but I have no idea of the cost.
     
  4. May 31, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    Looks nice! PD3 just put one on his truck. He painted it. if you prep it right, A rattle can job should be plenty durable, and make for easy touch ups.
     
  5. May 31, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    I hadn't considered it before but yeah I guess that's another option. How hard is that stuff to apply though?
     
  6. May 31, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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  7. May 31, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    That bed liner stuff isnt any more durable than spray paint on a tool box. I did it to the tol box on my dodge, and it turned grey, and started flakeing.
     
  8. May 31, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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    Yeah I saw Krookz's thread where he also painted his Kobat box and it looked really good. But I doubt my dad would let me spray paint it, even though I'm the one who payed for it. He already just wants me to leave it how it is, but I really want it black.
     
  9. May 31, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    Nice!!!
     
  10. May 31, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    Thanks for the compliments guys
     
  11. May 31, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    good looking box....i had one similar on the 06 i used to have.

    personally....i'd prep it good and bedline it with herculiner or line-x. if herculining it......i'd do 2 or 3 coats to even it out. it CAN fade from the sun.........but you'd wanna get some aerospace 303 to spray it with occasionally to keep the uv rays from fading it.

    i bedlined my bumper more than a year ago...........still look good, and not faded, and i used herculiner.
     
  12. May 31, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    Ok, thanks for tips Will. I'll look more into the herculining option. But powdercoating is the most durable and best looking option correct? My friend's grandpa does some powdercoating, so I may talk to him and see what he says.
     
  13. May 31, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    Nice Ben, I've been thinking about one of those!! Could you post up a pic of how close is it to the back window (sideshot)?? I'd appreciate it!:)
     
  14. May 31, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    Thanks man, I will as soon as it stops raining. (It could be awhile though because were in a pretty nasty storm right now). But I'll post it in my orginal post for you.
     
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    powdercoating does look great and is reasonably durable....but it can and will chip if something hits it........and it cant really be touched up like bedliner or paint.
     
  16. May 31, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    Hmm, maybe powdercoating isnt my best option then. My friends like to sit up on my toolbox sometimes and I'd be pretty pissed if It got chipped or something like that while they were messing around. On the herculiner stuff, you use a paint roller to apply it with right?
     
  17. May 31, 2010 at 11:12 AM
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    you can use a roller with it, but i used a short hard bristled brush on my bumpers. a roller may be easier to use for the toolbox tho.
     
  18. May 31, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    Ok thanks Will. One more question, how much of that stuff will I need?
     
  19. May 31, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    you can get a can of it from pep boys for $30......2 cans should be enough for an extra coat or 2.
     
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    Ok, appreciate all the help man
     
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