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OEM Front Skid Plate - Paint Design Ideas

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by IrishPilot, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Sep 10, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    IrishPilot

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    My front skid plate arrived today for my Super White and I plan on painting it black (dont really think the silver goes with the white truck...dunno). Thought about painting it white, but figured it would take a beating from the road and I would always bee patching it.

    Anyway.

    Im looking at doing some sort of white paint design on it...be it a big TRD like others have done, maybe some vertical white racing stripes...anything. It just seems like when you go straight black the skid "dissapears" into the rest of the black undercarriadge...so Id like to make it stick out some.

    So. Hit me with some ideas! Bonus points for anyone who can photoshop or windows paint an idea or two and post it.
     
  2. Sep 10, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    06RedComa

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    here is mine...
    [​IMG][/url][/IMG]
     
  3. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:46 AM
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    Bumpsky. Got some rustoleum rubberized undercoat in black and some semi-gloss white and plan to paint her up this morning. Need some last minute ideas!
     
  4. Sep 11, 2009 at 6:12 AM
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    I thinking of getting one to. How much you payed for it from the dealer?
     
  5. Sep 11, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    I ordered it online from Tacoma Parts Store...

    http://www.tacomapartsstore.com/index.php?osCsid=9e9fbb47a6c9b4d13717dc348bc306a6

    It was $155 and $170 shipped. My local dealer wanted over $200 and we would have had to order it.

    I cant believe how out to lunch the prices are on accessories at my dealer. Not to mention they have to order it anyway. I can see paying a little more for being able to get it now...but...
     
  6. Sep 11, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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    k thanks man
     
  7. Sep 11, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    I've been thinking of painting mine similar to this but white trd instead of red. But I may just go black and get a decal to put on it instead. Haven't decided yet.
     
  8. Sep 11, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    ^ Go with the decal it will probably be a lot easier then painting it on ^
     
  9. Sep 11, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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  10. Sep 11, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    That looks pretty sweet as well!
     
  11. Sep 11, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    That looks really good, doesn't stick out too much.

    You can get the skid plates on ebay for around $120 shipped.......
     
  12. Sep 11, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    Show me.
     
  13. Sep 11, 2009 at 4:27 PM
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  14. Sep 11, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    Sorry didn't know there were multiple skid plates out there.
     
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    I REALLY like 09REDTRD's grey skid plate. I love the way it matches the grill.....gonna do that to mine this week
     
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