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Paint It Black?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoKid5, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    TacoKid5

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    Looking for some opinions... Should I paint my billet grille black or leave it?
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  2. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    1badhd

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    Black it out!
     
  3. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    With a chrome grill on the edges, I'd say leave it alone. If you paint it black, it's going to look like a factory grill. Black if you color keyed the edges.
     
  4. Nov 27, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    ETaco23

    ETaco23 Marshall offroad Fabrication

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    Black it out then paint your surround white..:)
     
  5. Nov 27, 2010 at 9:40 PM
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    bjmoose

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    Nah it looks good as is.
     
  6. Nov 27, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    tacosupreme54

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    if you do, then your surround won't look right being chrome, and you'll need to paint it white. when the grille is black and the surround is white, your wheels won't look right all chromed out. so then you'll probably want some black wheels. then you get those and realize that your badges, tube steps, etc.... are still chrome and you'll want them black.... and on and on and on. i think it would look good with a black theme :). but once you change one little thing, it will cause a chain reaction. so if you got time and money, black everything out! but if you don't, then don't mess up the look of your truck by painting that black, because then your whole truck will look "off" and you'll regret it.

    EDIT: just noticed you sorta have black wheels, but still, it will make you want to change a lot of things to make it look just right.
     
  7. Nov 27, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    tacomarotto

    tacomarotto "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    if you black out your billet grill then you have to black out your Tacoma, toyota, and SR5 emblems.... and your wheels.

    that would look good!
     
  8. Nov 28, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    TacoKid5

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    Yeah, I know what ya mean... Im debating right now whether I want to black it all out or not. I took my tube steps off and just ordered white door handles, and i'm thinking about just debadging it.. so i think i'm already kind of in the process :D
     
  9. Nov 29, 2010 at 12:26 AM
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    09638

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    you can get a color matched grill brand new for 175 shipped on here. it will look a lot better than rattle can and probably cheaper than having the chrome painted professionally. just search for color matched 175
     
  10. Nov 29, 2010 at 1:03 AM
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    oh wow thanks, where exactly do i find it though? just in the search drop down? and i just painted just the billet black today, drying in the garage right now, i'll post a pic later of how it turned out but i'm still interested in a color matched grille..
     
  11. Nov 29, 2010 at 1:03 AM
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    brutalguyracing

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  12. Nov 29, 2010 at 1:04 AM
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    I agree.... Sell your chrome one.. PS, shoot me a price on it if you do.
     
  13. Nov 30, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    Ok so i blacked it out. What do ya think?

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  14. Nov 30, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    Looks great!!!
     
  15. Nov 30, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    JLamb11

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    Niiice, now white out the chrome?? :D
     
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