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Lower Valence Painting

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jabe, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Oct 12, 2011 at 12:15 AM
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    Jabe

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    Hey guys im looking to paint the lower valence. Just a few questions. 1st- What paint works the best or which have you guys used and 2nd- whats the process, like just some light sanding ?
     
  2. Oct 12, 2011 at 2:22 AM
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    Capita

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    Plasti-dip FTW. Had mine on for over a month and can't believe how well its been holding up. It can just peel off like a sticker. No sanding or anything
     
  3. Oct 12, 2011 at 2:24 AM
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    yotamikez

    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    Krylon fusion, sand, adheision promoter, primer, paint, clear coat. For the best finish.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2011 at 2:26 AM
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    Had mine Plasti-dipped too (when I had a stock bumper)...I cleaned the surface and put on 6 coats...after all the wheeling out here in the desert with rocks and everything else...NOT 1 CHIP!

    Plus its removable :cool:
     
  5. Oct 12, 2011 at 2:26 AM
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    x2 if you must paint it
     
  6. Oct 12, 2011 at 2:28 AM
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    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    Personal experience with plasti dip, I wouldn't recomend it to my best friend or my worst enemy. Waste of $6.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2011 at 2:32 AM
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    thats weird...worked great for me and everyone else I know...you must be special
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  8. Oct 12, 2011 at 2:36 AM
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    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    Eh lots of mixed opinions on the stuff. I used it on my BDF light bar and it just seamed weak. That was after multiple coats and cure time. I'd rather paint or powder coat personally. Just comes down to preference.
     
  9. Oct 12, 2011 at 2:40 AM
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    I agree...I mean it worked fine for my valence and I'm even running it on my rear bumper....I have 11 coats of that shit on there...all thin coats and it looks mint...just looks like matte black paint. I agree that each circumstance is different though :cool:

    Its just a easy fix type thing....nothing I'd recommend as a permanent job ya know? Some people go ape shit over the stuff...like using it inside the cab of the truck and every other fuckin place LMAO!
     
  10. Oct 12, 2011 at 3:44 AM
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    I had mine Line-X'ed a little less than 11 months ago (along w/ skid plate) and it's held up fine. Looks nice too with the added texture. Should be a pic in my gallery.
     
  11. Oct 12, 2011 at 5:31 AM
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    Pugga

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    I used Rustoleum Bedliner and it came out great. It has a nice texture to it that I like also. Very minimal prep work required for bedliner, just a quick rough up with a rough sponge, tape it off and have at it. If you use the Rustoleum, spray something else to get used to the spray, it comes out a lot thicker than normal spray paint and it's easy to get runs if you're not careful.

    In my opinion, if you're on the fence about painting your valance because you don't know if you'll like it, use plasti-dip, if you've made up your mind and want it permanent, use either paint or bed liner.
     
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