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Is grille possible?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by =JSG=, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    If this grille is doable? how do I paint indigo blue on top of the chrome? and which paint? I do not think I have seen a grille like this yet:D

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  2. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    red 3m scuff pad. kill all the shine real good.you must get in all the nooks.thats where it will peel first. plastic promoter than primer(if ya want) than paint
     
  3. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    Ok, but for the grille it self....I would have to cut out the round Toyota emblem holder and replace it with the horizontal plastic off a second grille? Any grille expert plz:)
     
  4. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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  5. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    i would prep it really good yourself and take it to a body shop.they will be able to color match it for you
     
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    i would advise on getting a base model grille to do that. paint will not stick to the chrome well, no matter how well you prep it...you will start to get tiny rock chips out of the paint that will be shiny underneath...
     
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    not sure what you mean
     
  8. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    This is what I mean:

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  9. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    He could sand it down and prime it, it should stick easily. but yeah i agree just get a base model grille and have the chrome on back up just in case you mess up :cool:
     
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    Meh i guess its doable, where do you get that emblem at?
     
  11. Sep 5, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    I guess but I just want a unique grille:rolleyes:
     
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    that would look awesome. you might start a new trend
     
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    your wrong about it peeling. ive been painting cars for the last 17 years. i think i know what im talking about. wont rock chips chip anything painted????
     
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    You would just have to do some body work to eliminate the old grill Logo spot. Cut it out then fiberglass over it. Sand, prime, paint, Everything is do able. If you had another grill that you could hack pieces off of then fiberglass them in it would be a lot less shaping work.
     
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    You could probably get that by cutting out the round part of the grille and continuing the horizontal piece with fiberglass. It'd take a decent amount of work but it can certainly be done. Be ready for a lot of sanding! There's a member on here who custom made her grille to mimic the SEMA Tacoma. She used wire mold and epoxy to make the center and bondo to make the transitions smooth. Paint is the easy part. I've got my paint on order from paintscratch.com.

    You can definitely paint chrome colored plastic, otherwise the BHLM wouldn't work. Just scuff up the chrome and use adhesion promotor and primer. If you do it, take a lot of pictures!
     
  18. Sep 5, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    Buy a sport grill, dont paint chrome. You will be way better off. There are some posts on here of places that are selling them at a reasonable price too.
     
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    Good looking truck!
     
  20. Sep 5, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    Thanks

    I was thinking the same, hope fully a wreak yard will have a grille or I can get the OEM for $40. Lot of work indeed:rolleyes:
     
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