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Painted bumper instead of chrome

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SANTOS562, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. Aug 26, 2020 at 4:12 PM
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    SANTOS562

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    I want to change out my old chrome bumper to match an indigo blue bumper.

    Anyone have an idea where I can get an OEM?

    Also, which model/year came with those stock?


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  2. Aug 26, 2020 at 11:03 PM
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    the TRD Sport models have color matched parts. Buy me a high clearance and you can have my indigo ink bumper :D
     
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  3. Aug 26, 2020 at 11:21 PM
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  4. Aug 27, 2020 at 8:28 AM
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    :confused::confused:
    Send me a link of a high clearance broh. Let me see what I’m looking at in price comparison. :confused:
     
  5. Aug 27, 2020 at 8:30 AM
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  6. Aug 27, 2020 at 8:36 AM
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    Just paint the one you have
     
  7. Aug 27, 2020 at 9:02 AM
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    yeah I thought about doing that and talked to a paint shop about it. They said taking chrome off then painting will be more difficult and costly (if you want it done right) but might not look right. They have to sandblast the chrome and said it comes out kinda weird.
     
  8. Aug 27, 2020 at 9:16 AM
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    Nah they don't have to sandblast. I painted mine myself. Very low grit, like 320, ensure you scuff the hell out of it then work up to 1000.

    The trick is using self etching primer as it is now bare metal. I did about 3 base coats and two thick clear coats with spraymax 2k clear.

    Cost was $120 for materials and a few hours. Also cut in some spots for bumper lights.

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  9. Aug 27, 2020 at 9:38 AM
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    Hows that spraymax clear come out? everytime I use a rattle can clear its always cloudy
     
  10. Aug 27, 2020 at 9:41 AM
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    You need to use high quality paint first and foremost. Automotive touch up.com sells matched painted. I believe it is a latex enamel and not an acrylic enamel like your typical spray cans. The base coat may be a touch cloudy after drying but the spraymax brings back the luminosity quite well. You could have an average paint job and the clear will really gloss it over.

    2 part clear always saves the day. I think you will be highly impressed with it. Only allow the base coats to flash dry to an hour and then spray the clear.

    Allow primer to flash dry 15min. I don't sand in between coats. I didn't even wetsand the bumper after completion so it could be alot glossier.
     
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  11. Aug 27, 2020 at 9:52 AM
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  12. Aug 27, 2020 at 10:32 AM
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    The bumper is the same regardless of bed length.
     
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  13. Aug 27, 2020 at 10:43 AM
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    o_O:thumbsup:
     
  14. Aug 27, 2020 at 11:42 AM
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    Yes bumper is the same from 05-15. Fitment is perfect, no gap issues.
     
  15. Aug 27, 2020 at 11:51 AM
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    Yeah I get aerosol cans mixed by sikkens but I always end up using shitty clears that ruin it
     
  16. Aug 27, 2020 at 9:24 PM
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  17. Aug 27, 2020 at 11:03 PM
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