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Paint em black or keep chrome?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Blue, Jun 13, 2010.

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Chrome or black?

Poll closed Jul 13, 2010.
  1. Leave em chrome

    13 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. Flat black

    38 vote(s)
    55.1%
  3. Gloss black

    18 vote(s)
    26.1%
  1. Jun 13, 2010 at 4:18 PM
    #1
    Blue

    Blue [OP] You're my boy blue

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    OK so im trying to decide If i should keep my door handles chrome or paint them black. If I go with black should i go with flat or gloss? My badges are flat.

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  2. Jun 13, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    imtwistd

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    I say paint em black the door handels on any vehicle look better when painted body color, plus they dont stand out like chrome does. :D

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  3. Jun 13, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    lotsoftoys

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    mine are painted flat black. i like it alot!
     
  4. Jun 13, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    STLharry

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    Flat black. That's what mine are, from the factory too I think. Looks very nice.

    You could bedline them too... never lose a grip!
     
  5. Jun 14, 2010 at 6:12 AM
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    Boosted17

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    I would go with flat to match your badges.
     
  6. Jun 14, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    shitroc

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  7. Jun 14, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    SixtyDashOne

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    take some electrical tape, and put it over it... This way you can see what it will look like from a few paces back.. Then if you like it, remove the tape (obviously) then paint it!..

    I like mine chrome, but i have shiny ol' wheels. Your truck would look good with the black handles
     
  8. Jun 14, 2010 at 10:53 PM
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    quackhead03

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  9. Jun 15, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    Blue

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    thanks for the idea :) gonna go try this
     
  10. Jun 15, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    awesome! take pics :)
     
  11. Jun 15, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    without tape
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    with tape
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  12. Jun 15, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    black ftw ^
     
  13. Jun 15, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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  14. Jun 15, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    What was Toyota thinking when they put chrome handles on your truck!:confused:
     
  15. Jun 15, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    Blue

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    i wish i could tell you
     
  16. Jun 16, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    The same thing they were thinking when they put two chrome and one black on mine :rolleyes:
     
  17. Jun 18, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    to paraphrase Mark Twain: I'm amazed at how much smarter they became by the time they released the 02 model. :D
     
  18. Jun 19, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    Blue [OP] You're my boy blue

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    i still have both front and rear chrome bumpers
     
  19. Jun 19, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    Blue [OP] You're my boy blue

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    ya i think your right. if i go black ill just order some. thanks
     
  20. Jun 19, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    You could just leave the black tape on them. :rolleyes:
     
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