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No More Chrome!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by steve o 77, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Mar 7, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    steve o 77

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    Well I finally got rid of the horrible chrome grille and front bumper. I think it looks 100000000X better. I bought a new black grill off ebay and painted the bumper with self etching primer and gloss black paint.

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    During: I found that the truck has been in a minor accident by the previous owner..

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  2. Mar 7, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    Looks Good You Should Paint The Fender Flarzes And The Lower Valence To!?
     
  3. Mar 7, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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    Thanks, Yeah, the lower valence is really dirty right now. When its clean it looks nice and black. Im still deciding on what to do with the flares.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    My buddy painted his they look sick nice and bright black his were very dull! He used the new paint for plactic and they are still good after like 6 months he just put clear coat on top like 3 coats
     
  5. Mar 7, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    Thanks

    I am leaning toward painting them I just dont want them to flake off in a year. I think i will try the krylon fusion on them and see what happens.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    Ya great paint eather way good job and nice look!
    :headbang:
     
  7. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    I started doing this as well. Any tips when painting the chrome so it doesn't flake off after? I have one of the dark red 1st gens and I was accenting it with a gunmetal gray. I did the grill when I did my satoshi. I will be doing the bumper and rear bumper this week if the weather holds up.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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    I did what the guy who started the "I hate chrome" thread did. I took an orbital sander to the bumper to scuff it up really well. It is very important that there are no shiny spots. Then I sprayed a few coats of rustoleum self-etching primer (got at autozone), let that dry over night and sprayed a few coats of gloss black on top. Well see how long it lasts.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    how long has yours lasted. I did a google search on painting over chrome today and those were the instructions. scuff it and use self etching primer.
     
  10. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    I just did it today and drove 90 miles back to school (70 mph freeway). All is good so far.
     
  11. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    yea, ive painted my lower valance and flares with a black plastic trim paint came out great.
     
  12. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    That does look good.
     
  13. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    Looks awesome man, Did you paint the rims aswell?
     
  14. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    Yes. That was probably 2 months ago. They still look great.
     
  15. Mar 7, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    I used that paint when I did my satoshi. Its nice stuff. I however cannot legally buy paint at the auto parts store. I have bought thousands of dollars of stuff there but aparently they think I', gonna huff all the paint. jerks
     
  16. Mar 7, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    Yeah they assume that just because loser gang bangers huff paint, everyone will.
    When I bought it they didn't even ID me.:D
     
  17. Mar 7, 2010 at 6:14 PM
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    thanks yours is looking pretty good as well.
     
  18. Mar 7, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    theres a window that pops up like for cigarettes that requires them to enter the buyers date of birth. Otherwise it wouldn't be a problem.
     
  19. Mar 16, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    Okay, I finally got around to doing the rear yesterday. I used the same process as on the front bumper but I also added some herculiner by the plate because I step there a lot getting things out of the bed.

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  20. Mar 16, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    I like the I Hate Chrome look! The back bumper has a good addition that I will add to my 04, I like the traction aid below the plate for getting up into the bed. How did you do that? Where did you get the herculiner and how did you get the rough finish?
     
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