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Night Chrome

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lentsnh, May 31, 2009.

  1. May 31, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Is there a way to make the Headlights like that?
     
  2. May 31, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    I sprayed my chrome tacoma emblems with Pectra racing window finish (same stuff i used to tint my tails) and they actually came out knight chrome..... now i dont know how well it will stick, but that did the trick.
     
  3. May 31, 2009 at 10:09 PM
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    pics?:)
     
  4. May 31, 2009 at 11:44 PM
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    ill have to find the emblems. but when i do ill post pics. ill look tomorrow.
     
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    WTF is night chrome? Is that something like black pearl?
     
  6. Jun 1, 2009 at 12:04 AM
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    Its where the chrome is has a VERY thin layer of black (like watered down paint that they put on the chrome) and the chrome bleed through
     
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    I had a Ford EXP back in the early 80's that had factory "black chrome" trim. It looked awesome. Got lots of compliments about it. I'm surprised it never really caught on.
     
  8. Jun 1, 2009 at 7:20 AM
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    Not seen anything in a spray other than a candy color. In powdercoating it's called Translucent Black. The tinting thing might be a good alternative. The hardest thing will be to get an even coating so it doens't look blotchy. Very easy to screw up with translucents or candy colors.

    Head to the salvage yard to get a scrap headlight of anysort that you can use to experiment with. .02
     
  9. Jun 1, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    What would you use for the "translucent" black?

    Do you have to get it at a auto shop/store
     
  10. Jun 1, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    I know its a Great type of chrome. It doesnt stand out too much but yet it doesnt totally hide the chrome..
     
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    See pic in this thread....

    Opinions on pro comps night chrome wheels?
     
  12. Jun 1, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    like these?

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    ^^ Isn't this the same thing as the FJ TRD wheels referred to as "anthracite"?
     
  14. Jun 1, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    No i think that Anthracite is a natural color (aluminum)


    and the black are the same thing too but just has the paint on it
     
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    Not seen it in a spray before, just powdercoat. Never head of a candy black either, so the spray tint might just do what you are looking for. I can kinda see it doing it....but it might end up being a little brownish...not sure.

    Like I suggested, get a can of the spray tint and an old headlight reflector and try it. You might have stumbled upon a new mod. Of course you'll have to come up with some catchy name for it.
     
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