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new grill what do think?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomadude18, May 27, 2011.

  1. May 27, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    tacomadude18

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    alright so i purchased this from a member and i just relocated the horn. my question is though.. can just spray paint the radiator? (with regular spray paint?) thanks for the info T.W :)
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  2. May 27, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    VanillaGorilla

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    Nice fogs, just did mine yellow the other day. As far as your question. I would go with no.
     
  3. May 27, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    just get high heat spray paint.... that'll do the trick
     
  4. May 27, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    Unless you're using a high-temp ceramic type paint used on outdoor grills, no... That might mess with the cooling ability of the radiator... I think under Mods & Tutorials theres a write up about "Satoshi Grille" modding, and it says in there what kind of paint he used to go over the radiator.
     
  5. May 27, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    just did mine yesterday...flat BBQ paint.
    You don't need a whole lot though, I just misted the rad and a bit around the edges to make the grill look nicer in behind.
     
  6. May 27, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    yea im just thinking about spraying all the gray stuff and not the radiator. don't know how it'll look though..
     
  7. May 27, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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  8. May 27, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    I like the before shot better. You can use regular paint, it's not going to make the truck over heat, but I would use the proper radiator spray instead.
     
  9. May 28, 2011 at 6:23 AM
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    I used flat black BBQ spray paint as well, but I painted everything. Didn't want to take the chance that anything looked a different color. No noticeable change in cooling and it looks awesome. Everything behind the grill will disappear. :D
     
  10. May 28, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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    thanks man^ do you have a pic of what you sprayed? jw.
    i plan on doing this monday. will post pics then.
     
  11. May 29, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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    No pics, but I sprayed everything I had access too. That way I was sure not to have anything show when it was re-assembled.

    Get yourself a piece of cardboard about 12" square before you start. That comes in handy to use as a shield for keeping overspray off of things you don't want to paint.
     
  12. Jun 21, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    [​IMG]

    sorry guys' totally forgot about this thread but this is the finished product

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  13. Jun 21, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    Nice!! I want one.
     
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