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New Guy Needs Help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mkompleski, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Apr 14, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    mkompleski

    mkompleski [OP] Member

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    Hey new guy here with a couple of questions. I have a similar setup for my front end like this one but i have a couple of questions about what colors i should make everything. I got the T-rex eyelids, grillcraft upper grille insert, and im getting a toyota badge similar to that one. my question is what color should i make everything. i was thinking i am gonn go similar to this but with silver because i have the silver tacoma and just color match the chrome part of the grille and the eyelids to the car and make the grille insert and maybe the badge black or silver. and i have another question, what are the names of those lights behind his grille, i think the front end of this car is just so sick. I praise who evers car this is. im also thinking about blacking the housing of my headlights too
     
  2. Apr 14, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    All silver would look good. And yeah, Dan's truck is just plain awesome. One of my favorites for sure.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    mkompleski

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    do you know what the name of those lights behind his grille are called?
     
  4. Apr 14, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    VooDoo

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  5. Apr 15, 2011 at 12:03 AM
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    Dunno what his are but I put Hella 500 black magic on my wifes truck. They are not to noticeable behind the Grillcraft.
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  6. Apr 15, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    Where is the best place to buy paint to match my car?
     
  7. Apr 15, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    carcharias

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    but i think silver would be cool! theres a group buy going on for a light bar behind the grille to hold lights back there, they are really nice. you can put almost any light behind there im pretty sure
     
  9. Apr 15, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    That would be ellusive elements .. Search it he has some cool fabrications

    hella black magics are the lights

    Good luck & post pics
     
  10. Apr 15, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    Thanks for all the advice guys. This weekend I am going to paint the chrome part of the grille, my eyelids, and the badge I got for the grille silver like my truck. Then I am going to black out the housing on my headlights and buy some of those black magic hellas for behind my grille and be done with the front of my truck. I will post pics as I go along.
     
  11. Apr 17, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    Here is what I have done so far:
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    I painted the rims black and black out the tail lights and badges. I also have HIDs and a GrillCraft grille. Then I tried my best to color match the chrome grille part with my truck but there is a slight difference depending on the way you look at it. If the sun is on it and glaring it looks the same but if you are looking at it from an angle it is slightly darker. I am not to concerned because I think it still came out great considering I used spray paint from a can. Then I got the TOYOTA badge for my grille and color matched that too. I had some problems with getting the paint perfectly outling the badge because the paint formed like a glue around the badge and the I ad to peel it off. Next up, T-Rex Eyelids, Black Out the Housing on my Headlights, and Hella Black MAgic Lights for behind the grille. I think everything is coming out great so far.
     
  12. Apr 17, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    I just put eyelids on my Silver Taco and I used Dupli color, they have the colors with paint #'s color matched. It matched pretty good, I did have to put several coats of clear on to get it to look as glossy as the paint though.

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  13. Apr 17, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    look in my gallery and see how i made a 6 dollar light bracket for lights behind the grill its really easy and very sturdy
     
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