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Paint billet grill?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DeeKay21, Jan 6, 2009.

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Should I paint it a semi-gloss black?

Poll closed Jan 21, 2009.
  1. Yes.

    81.8%
  2. No. Please specifly why?

    4.5%
  3. Leave it the way it is.

    13.6%
  1. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I'm debating on painting my billet grill a semi-gloss black. My truck has a black and white theme. What do you guys think? Here's my newest photo.
     
  2. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    Andrew H

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    i say go for it. paint the mini grille you have in your hood scoop too.

    this is my billet grille after i painted it black. it will look pretty cool if you put the toyota emblem back on the grille after you spray paint it, especially on a 2nd gen.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    eordonez

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    i would paint all the grill black.... it would look cool...
     
  4. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Well right now my emblem is black. It's kind of hard to see in the pictures but the grill was cut out for the stock emblem to be seen. Yeah I plan on painting the scoop grill as well if I decide to paint them.;)
     
  5. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    Delmarva

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    I say go for it... :D
     
  6. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    ya i noticed that in your pics after i posted. just take the paint off your toyo emblem and slap it back on. the chrome on black is a good look.
     
  7. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    Yeah I know what your saying. Yours really looks good because you have chrome bumpers! My bumpers white. Only chrome I have in the front of my truck is the headlights and fog lights. Now if I had an off-road edition where the bumpers were chrome, then I would definetaly leave the emblem chrome. I don't know, we will see I guess. Thanks for your advice though! From the looks of it, I will probably be painting my grill!:D
     
  8. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    ya i think i have too much chrome on the front of my truck. dont know if i should paint em black or what. that just may be too much black ya know? i just dont know. fuck!
     
  9. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    I'm not a chrome kind-of-a-guy but your truck looks good! Well at least the front of it does. It's not overwhelming with chrome you know?:cool:
     
  10. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    I think you have a good balance of chrome on the front... and I'm not a big fan of chrome... :D
     
  11. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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  12. Jan 6, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    Okay 23 people voted so far and 22 out of the 23 want it black. I guess I am going to paint it!!! I was leaning more towards that way any ways!;) Thanks again guys!!!:D
     
  13. Jan 6, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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    I almost painted mine -- was going to use undercoating for it as recommended by a guy at arizonatoyz.com. Let me know what paint you choose.
     
  14. Jan 6, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    Yeah I ordered some rubberized undercoating by 3M. I should be getting it soon so I'll let you know.;) Actually, just checked the tracking on it. It should be here this Friday so I might be painting them this weekend!!!
     
  15. Jan 7, 2009 at 4:35 AM
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    I think it look great now, but then painted black would look even better. :)

    If it was me and I had your ride I woulld most likely paint the skid plate black also.
    I seen this done (up close) on hoosiertacos ride, and it is tough looking.
     
  16. Jan 7, 2009 at 4:37 AM
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    x2... that would look very good
     
  17. Jan 7, 2009 at 4:55 AM
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    are you going to paint the part surrounding your grill too? i think it would kinda have a nice flow from your black headlights
     
  18. Jan 7, 2009 at 5:38 AM
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    did a quick PS of the black grill...

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
  19. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:24 AM
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    Yeah I was thinking about painting the skid plate as well! I might even do that this weekend if I have time. I ordered 3 cans of the rubberized undercoating stuff so I should have enough for the plate as well!;)
     
  20. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:25 AM
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    Naw I'm not going to paint the surrounding part. I've seen it done and I'm not the biggest fan.:(
     
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