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NEED HELP WITH GRILLE

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacoma414, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Jan 26, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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  2. Jan 26, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    looks like the black one has been sprayed with a bed liner material...
     
  3. Jan 26, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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  4. Jan 26, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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    Wow your Tacoma is perfect, it matches exactly, but I was thinking about the krylon plastic adhesive paint, is that better than the duplicator?
     
  5. Jan 26, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    Mine or Ycart's. Lol

    Um the thread I posted is not my Tacoma or my thread but I think that if you want to do it yourself, duplicolor is the best way to go, just match the paint code number to the one of the Tacoma. Most reputable places like Autozone or Oreilly's can look this number up. Then get that number of the duplicolor spray paint. I heard the best match is to go to a body shop and have them paint it, but personally I would not want to pay for that.
     
  6. Jan 27, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    Oh haha my bad, but yeah I'll do that, my dads a past painter so I can match it the best I can, but I got a quote for the outer part of the grille and the body shop place was going to charge me $169 for the outer part of the grille, I'm just going to do it myself, and where is the best place to look for the black mesh inserts?
     
  7. Jan 27, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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  8. Jan 27, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    Yeah Im trying to make it as cheap as I can, I want to do a lighter mesh so I can put two lights behind the grille, is it better to put the mesh at the front so it's flush with the grille or towards the back?
     
  9. Jan 27, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    It doesn't matter from what I know. Just how you want it too look. Some people mount it like this http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/5507-lights-mounted-behind-grillcraft-grill.html on the plastic of the grill, in this case you need to have the mesh in the front. But people seem to complain that it is a flimsy way to mount it.

    I'm planning on doing this method in the near future. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/li...nversion-mount-behind-satoshi-how-w-pics.html
     
  10. Jan 27, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    Yeah I'm doing what the guy did in the second link with the lights, do you have a link for doing the mesh towards the back of the grille, I don't want it to be flush, and I want to put a smittybilt bar with 4, 6" pro comp lights, will it block the two behind the grille?
     
  11. Jan 28, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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  12. Jan 28, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    Thanks for all the help! Where's the cheapest place to buy a grill craft grille, eBay?
     
  13. Jan 29, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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  14. Jan 30, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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    Just did this to the same grill yesterday. Awesome! I pulled my old chrome, hacked out a color matched, scrubbed the grill with 3M pad, then painted several coats of rattle can. Can't remember the name of the paint but it went on fairly well. If it chips, I'll go for powdercoat. That linex photo above looks great!
     
  15. Jan 30, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    im just going to zip tie mesh in, wheres the best place to buy good mesh thats cheaper, i want it to hide most of the lights but let the light through from the lights behind the grille
     
  16. Jan 31, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    The problem with hiding the lights is that you'll restrict the airflow into the radiator and possibly decreasing the cooling efficiency of the cooling systems. If you want to zip tie it, it will be easier to go with the Satoshi grill. I'm just planning on buying a diamond mesh from HomeDepot or another home improvement store.
     
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