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Metal Miller Punisher Skid Plate Installed (PICS)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BeardedWeirdo, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Mar 27, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    BeardedWeirdo

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    So I had custom ordered a skid plate from Metal Miller with the Punisher skull cutout so it would match my emblem. Here's what I did:

    • Painted skid plate Barcelona Red
    • Clear coated skid plate
    • Wrapped entire skid plate in 3M clear protective vinyl
    • Cut out a section of 1/2" plexiglass
    • Sanded the back of the plexi and then painted the back Super White
    • Left the front of the plexi clear
    • Applied 3M clear protective vinyl to the front of the plexi
    • Dremel'd out mounting slits on the left and right sides
    • Inserted 4.8" white LED strips into the slits
    • Drilled holes and mounted plexiglass to the back of the skid plate using similar stainless bolts/washers used to mount skid plate
    • Ran wires and mounted a switch in an empty switch block in the dash

    During the day the skull looks white. At night, it glows. :cool:

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  2. Mar 27, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    ChaseUA

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    That looks clean. Great idea and execution.
     
  3. Mar 27, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    littledvl

    littledvl ride BMX!

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    Looks good man, I like it! Rep for you for being unique
     
  4. Mar 27, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    wat?
    ^^troll....

    looks slick man
     
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    numbah57

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  7. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    BirdTRD

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    It's not my style but I admire the clever idea and quality execution.
     
  8. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    BeardedWeirdo

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  9. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    Fluffymonkey

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    Pretty sweet! I like the idea.
     
  10. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    so how many semis have you jacked so far Toretto.
     
  11. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    I think it looks sweet although how well will the vinyl and clearcoat stand up to abuse offroad?
     
  12. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    What is this off-road you speak of? I'm not a serious off-roader. The truck will be taken off-road, but I don't go hardcore enough to ever use a skid plate. The 3M vinyl is what they make the clear bras out of. I wrapped it in that vinyl to protect the paint from rock chips and any daily driving light abuse it might take.

    Just my own. Oh, wait, you meant trucks.
     
  14. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    x2. Way to be original. I've never seen anything like this on a skid plate. Great job on doing something different.
     
  15. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    I was tracking then you said clear bras and I lost focus. Time for some UG!
     
  16. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    Thanks. I was originally just going to do a white backing. Then I thought I'd put a different spin on it.
     
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    never though of using the 3m vinyl. should have used that on the backplate behind my trd cutout...
     
  19. Mar 27, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    Slick! Very clean.
     
  20. Mar 27, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    You can get a pretty good sized sheet on eBay for relatively cheap.
     
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