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New Grille- Doesn't Match?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by IluvTEA, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Oct 13, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    IluvTEA

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    Got my new OEM grille in yesterday. I put it on and for some reason it doesn't look like it completely matches. What do you think?

    Is there anything I can do to make it match better? I ordered it through David at Town and Country (the deal Linwood set up)... so it not an off brand, it is straight from the dealer.

    (In Sun)

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    (In the Shade)

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  2. Oct 13, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    BrokenTusk

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    Looks normal to me, take close up pics of the spots you think are off
     
  3. Oct 13, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    When paint is formulated and is sprayed on different surfaces such as plastic and metal, both materials take color differently and they will be somewhat off. If you pay close attention, look at brand new cars at your local dealer. Look at the body, and the plastic bumpers. You will notice a slight variation in color which is normal.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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    Pope953 That's a fact Jack!

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    I think it looks fine man, might be a slight difference, but not enough to worry.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    Pugga

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    Looks horrible! You should take it off immediately and send it to me. I'll make sure to dispose of it for you. :D
     
  6. Oct 13, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    This...
     
  7. Oct 13, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    Original post edited with an extra picture.

    Thanks for the quick replies!
     
  8. Oct 13, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    looks good, cant even tell, wheres this town and country thing the OP is talking about, i want i color matched too, i rattled can mine and kinda regret it. need a new one
     
  9. Oct 13, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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    Check here:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/bu...ed-oem-grilles-175-shipped-brand-new-box.html

    David was super nice and the grille was ordered/shipped last Friday. I got it Tuesday which isn't bad because of the holiday weekend.
     
  10. Oct 13, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    looks like it's got an extra coat of clear or something, i bet it will blend given a little bit of time and dirt
     
  11. Oct 13, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    Thanks Blue, I guess I'm just being too picky. It just seems that Sport trucks grilles match perfectly... maybe because they're painted at the same time?

    Yeah sure, what's your address? I was going to post in on the free thread, but you saved me the time. :D
     
  12. Oct 13, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    Look fine to me ..
     
  13. Oct 13, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    IMO, the gray in the grill doesn't match the black of the headlights more than the white not matching the white.........
     
  14. Oct 13, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    My wife and I are going to go paint the gray center parts, black and the T emblem white, (until I get the grillcraft). but we didn't want to paint it until we got some opinions on the white matching.

    I'll post some pics once we are done.

    Thanks everyone for reaffirming my picky-ness of the grille.
     
  16. Oct 13, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    +1

    I was looking at my Tacoma grill last night. The silver in the grill looks different than the silver on the hood. It's not easy to notice it, but you can tell when you look closely.
     
  17. Oct 13, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    sloppyjoe They are more like guide lines.

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    I can see it Bro, I have the same kind of eye for that kind of thing. It was staring me in the face when I looked at the pic. I have this same issue though so I don't think it is a problem. My flares and front grill are a tad off to me, but everyone always says they cannot tell if I ask them. My wife barely even acknowledges there is a color difference. I would be ok with it though, but it is off ever so lightly. JOE>
     
  18. Oct 13, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    Thanks guys, I was beginning to think my eyesight was going or something. I'm glad I'm not crazy.

    I guess I'll just have to get used to it. I'm sure it will start to blend together after i get some wear and tear on the new grille.
     
  19. Oct 13, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    Just checked my mag gray it is a sport model so the grill came painted from factory and mine has slight variation. Nothing too obvious but under florescent light in the garage it is very obvious.
     
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