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Non-matching truck cap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoNH, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Oct 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    TacoNH

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    So I'm thinking about picking up this truck cap, it's white, aluminum, with a rack. However my truck is blue, should I spray bomb it black? It was $150 so I couldn't pass it up.

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  2. Oct 31, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    BenMara

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  3. Oct 31, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    That would probably be your best bet. Do something though cause it looks tacky when they are totally different colors but at least black can act universal.
     
  4. Oct 31, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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    scottri

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    I'd just scuff it with a scotch brite pad, primer and paint it black.
     
  5. Oct 31, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    crashnrondo

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    I would paint an aluminum cap or leave it, I have a pyrite mica truck with a black snugtop camper and I would like to paint it but it really doesn't look that bad.
     
  6. Oct 31, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    YellowDog01

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    I have a black camper shell. I like it.
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  7. Oct 31, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    tacomalex

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    dude post up a pic, I have the same color and was thinking about getting a black bestop.
     
  8. Oct 31, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    crashnrondo

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    I'll get a picture in the daylight Tuesday and post it up
     
  9. Oct 31, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    Tigahshark

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    X2 two colors look good, i mean all one color is awesome but like this truck right here it looks good and like he said its not like your going to put a red truck cap on, that would look YIKES! in fact the girl in this truck is looking at a white truck with a red cap on the back, look at her facial expression lol
     
  10. Nov 1, 2011 at 1:58 AM
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    808TRDTaco10

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    Either color matched or black. Anything else would look weird in my honest opinion.
     
  11. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    Thanks Ya'll going to grab it tonight. I was more curious as to how you think the paint would hold up over time and any additional measures I could take to ensure the paint lasted. I abuse my truck so....
     
  12. Nov 1, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    Paint it black and mask off some racing stripes up the middle :cool:
     
  13. Nov 1, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    Here is the pic of my pyrite mica and black cap. I know, don't quite my day job...

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  14. Nov 1, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    KenLyns

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    This is why you get a black truck. Don't have to paint anything. :cool:
     
  15. Nov 1, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    kimo

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    Getting my gold snugtop painted next week to match my indigo blue truck, $400 for paint job, but I got a good deal on the shell off of CL.

    < I personally dont like aluminum shells>
     
  16. Nov 1, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I had an Impulse Red DC SB w/ silver cap. The silver matched the wheels, nerf bars & sockmonkey bedside decals.
    The OP got a good deal & can always spray paint it black. Great price & function. The pyrite looks great with black, I like it a lot!
    Gotta say I have seen some pretty crazy cap/truck combos on the road where I live. Ones made of wood or not the right size :eek: so if the aluminum fits that is key for me.
     
  17. Nov 2, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    TacoDaTugBoat

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    Black truck, blue cap. Am either going to get it painted or LineXed. What do you all think?
     
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