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Paint Matching on a Chrome Grill

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PVT Pablo, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Jan 31, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    PVT Pablo

    PVT Pablo [OP] Ultra Junior Member

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    Good Day TW,

    So I know they'res a good write-up some where on this site about how to do a decent color matching process on a grill but I can't seem to find it, anyone with a link/experience/tips help a guy out?

    Also, those of you that did do a color match in your garage/driveway, how did it turn out? I have a black truck so if the job looks even average at best, it'll bug me.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 31, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    TJGARZA84

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    Take it to a body shop they charged me $100 to get the chrome grill painted black
     
  3. Jan 31, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    I was thinking about doing that as well. If I couldn't get a good enough job done in my garage, i was just going to take it to a shop.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    fatty ac1d

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    I painted mine myself after getting a quote from a shop wanting over $150 to color match it.

    The results were pretty decent. The silver matched up good.

    I ended up dropping the grill a few months after I painted it which caused a few paint chips. Kind of wish I just bought a silver grill in the first place.
     
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