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need help painting logo

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pokeng, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Apr 28, 2010 at 1:21 PM
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    pokeng

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    Got my new FJ rims in yesterday and would like to paint the red TRD logo on the center caps to black. Not the whole center cap, just the logo. What kind of paint should I look for and where can I get it? What kind of prep work is needed? Clearcoat? I have no friggin clue on what to do to make it last.

    Here's a pic (borrow from Oswego)...

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  2. Apr 28, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Get blue painters tape and cover it. Then cut out the letters with an exacto knife.

    My best guess is to use Black Krylon Fusion. Do about 3 coats. Then maybe 2 coats of clear.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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    Thanks JD. I'll give it a go.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Easier route is to go to office depot and buy one black permanent marker and apply. Lol

    Let us know how it goes.
     
  5. Apr 28, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    For something that small, I would use a Sharpie.
     
  6. Apr 28, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    2 years down the road pokeng goes to sell these wheels:

    Buyer: Hey I like that unique touch to the center caps! How did you do that?

    Pokeng: I colored it in with a sharpie.

    Buyer: *Hops in his truck and leaves*
     
  7. May 2, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    Any problems in clear coating the entire center cap after painting the letters? I have the logo masked and the letters cut out. It was such a pain that I'd like to avoid doing it again. But I expect to have to pull the masking after the paint coats for some touching up to make sure I got all the red covered. I thought I could just clear coat over everything after that's done.
     
  8. May 2, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    Honestly I don't know. I have never used clear. I would think I would make them more shiny and you might could see the difference.
     
  9. May 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    Drat. Good point. Guess I'll mask it second time.
     
  10. May 2, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    You should have left the tape there! Lol. Hey at least they will be done right you know.
     
  11. May 2, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    Yeah, trying to do it right. I haven't pulled the masking. Haven't even painted yet, just masked and letters cut out. The letters are recessed a bit and I can tell the red paint extends up the sides a bit. I've trimmed the masking as best I can, but I know the new paint line will need some cleaning and touch up before the clear coat. Damn, I'm anal.
     
  12. May 2, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    I would not attempt to spray that man, if I were doing it I would get a pin-stripping brush and paint it with that. Then you can be much more detailed and wipe off anything you screw up as soon as you do it. Just my .02
     
  13. May 2, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    Just do like two light coats. And two light clear coats. Should be enough.
     
  14. May 2, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    Hiya Jay. Any idea where can one find a pin-stripping brush?

    BTW, this is all your fault. :D I liked your setup so much I'm copying it, with a few minor tweaks, of course.
     
  15. May 2, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    Sold!
    You can clear coat the entire cap. I did it to my center caps using a matte clear so it wouldn't be glossy.

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  16. May 2, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    Good deal buddy, as far as the brush. Any auto paint store should have it. All you would need is a pint of paint. The other place you could check is just about any art supply or craft store also. Good luck man, I am sure it will turn out fine. I have been thinking about painting mine the same way.


     
  17. May 2, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    Thanks for the info. Might try that.
     
  18. May 2, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    Thanks. I'll look around and let ya know what I come up with.
     
  19. May 2, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    painted by hand with small hobby brush
     
  20. May 2, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    LOL, I'm trying to undo what you did.
     
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