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Paint for Metal Work

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Harvo, May 19, 2017.

  1. May 19, 2017 at 4:51 PM
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    Harvo

    Harvo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This could be asked in any of the Gen's forums... but since I have a 17' I'm asking you guys. For the bare metal items you add on (sliders, bumpers, etc.) what black paint are you using to paint them?

    On my Jeep I use whatever is around, because it's going to get scratched and gouged often and repainted over and over. It doesn't have to look nice... just black.

    On the Tacoma, the sliders I'm about to put on won't see the abuse the ones on the Jeep do. I want them to look better than the ones on the Jeep. I'm looking for rattle can paint with that holds color, is relatively durable and applies pretty smoothly.

    Thanks!
     
  2. May 19, 2017 at 5:05 PM
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    ICU1

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    Can't go wrong with spray on bed liner.
     
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  3. May 19, 2017 at 5:08 PM
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    smitty99

    smitty99 Should have bought a 4Runner

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    Have been told Paint is better if you plan to touch up often. Powdercoat might look better but not as easy or does not look as good to touch up.
     
  4. May 19, 2017 at 5:19 PM
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    Harvo

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    Yeah. I've made the powder coat mistake before. Looks good for a while but you can never paint over those divots very well.
     
  5. May 19, 2017 at 5:23 PM
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    stevebaz

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    The best fall back paint black semigloss Rustoleum with rusty red primer.
     
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