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Paint grill surround or no?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MLB YOTA, Aug 7, 2011.

?

yay or nay

  1. Yes

    95 vote(s)
    67.4%
  2. No

    46 vote(s)
    32.6%
  1. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    MLB YOTA

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    So I'm tossing up the idea of painting my grill surround black to match my trim. here is what it looks like now:
    [​IMG]

    and here is a rough draft of how it will look:
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    If you did your bumper along with it it would look good
     
  3. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Your truck is nearly identical to mine, same color, (almost) same bull bar, same bug shield. I painted mine and like it much better black. Then I lost a fight with a phone pole, and bought a black surround off ebay. Still liking it.
     
  4. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Definitely.

    I scuffed mine with 400, used denatured alcohol to make sure all the wax was off, and rattle canned it black.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    Ez2typethis

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    Color match red maybe, too much black up there doesnt look to great IMO
     
  6. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    MLB YOTA

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    Red devil horns coming soon, that should break up the black pretty good.
     
  7. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    robgeetar

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    yeah i say go red, the black is great in all but too much makes the eyes squint :confused: but either way, the black would look kewl, votes' on red grill
     
  8. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    MLB YOTA

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    or possibly:
    [​IMG]

    or:
    [​IMG]

    keep in mind rough drafts. I kinda like the second one.
     
  9. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    This hands down! Would look great!
     
  10. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    werd
     
  11. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    Plasti dip it. If you dont like it peel it off
     
  12. Aug 7, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    none yet.. just got this truck!
    you should do it man it looks pretty sick! im thinking of doing the exact same think to mine!
     
  13. Aug 7, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    Color match grille and paint bumper black
     
  14. Aug 7, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    none yet.. just got this truck!
    i want to paint it black

    TACOma.jpg
     
  15. Aug 7, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    I would paint the grille white, and paint the bumper black.
     
  16. Aug 7, 2011 at 10:24 PM
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  17. Aug 7, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    I was about to say the same thing. I like Carone's white grill

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Aug 7, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    none yet.. just got this truck!
    that grill is sick! but idk if im feeling the white, but idk im just brainstorming aha
     
  19. Aug 8, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    Davtopgun

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    My vote has to go to color matched, also.
     
  20. Aug 8, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    I think I've decided I want to color match the grill surround and black the lower chrome bumper. I'm in the process of ordering the red 3L5 in a rattle can, already got some OEM trim paint I used on my lower bumper and fender flares.
     
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