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My FIRST mod!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LJLawrence, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Sep 29, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    LJLawrence

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    With my taco being the Sport package and having no chrome the stock grille emblem bothered me. So I blacked it out!! What do ya think? Like the looks of the Timberland Mica and black. Thinking of debadging/shaving the tailgate completely and painting the Tacoma emblems on the doors black. Thoughts?
     
  2. Sep 29, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    Alpha Q Up

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    How did you paint over the chrome?
     
  3. Sep 29, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    Just scuffed it with a scotch brite pad used a self etching primer and then sprayed the flat black. Easy and cheap for a HUGE difference in appearance if ya ask me!
     
  4. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    sytfu510

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    looks better.
     
  5. Sep 29, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    Looks great man! Id say just black out all the emblems. Make a build thread!
     
  6. Dec 22, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    Looks a lot cleaner
     
  7. Dec 22, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    Ah the mod bug :thumbsup: looks good.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    It started like this for me. It always starts with something small....:goingcrazy:
     
  9. Dec 23, 2011 at 5:18 AM
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    LJLawrence

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    That looks pretty SWEET! Do they just go on with doublesided tape? Who makes those and how much $$?
     
  10. Dec 23, 2011 at 5:59 AM
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    Gj. Looks bronze though
     
  11. Dec 23, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    i have redone it once from this pic. I used a different primer this time around and rustoleum flat back ratlle can. It's def BLACK and looks better this time around.
    I have shaved the tailgate emblems since that pic as well.
    Gonna look into those eyelids for sure!
     
  12. Dec 24, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    Debadged. ARE Topper. Tailgate mods, including locking handle. BAMF LCA skids.
    I like the black look.
    I'm not much of a lover of chrome anything.
    (I'm think of debadging the entire truck too.)
     
  13. Dec 24, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    looks great!
     
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