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Painted Chrome Bumper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by halfspin192, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    halfspin192

    halfspin192 [OP] Active Member

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    Been thinking about doing this for a while... Sat down in garage, cracked a beer, stared down my enemy (chrome), and proceeded to whoop its ass!!
    What do you guys think??

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  2. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    looks damn good i did the same thing to mine
     
  3. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

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    :thumbsup: what did you paint it with?
     
  4. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    How did you prep it?
     
  5. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    halfspin192

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    I used a scotch brite wheel (red) to knock some shine off/scuff. Then i used some self-etch primer (3 very light coats) and then topcoat with some VHT rollbar paint-satin black (3 coats). No clear coat right now, prob not gonna bother with it. The key is to make the coats "painfully" light.
     
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  6. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    halfspin192

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    We will see how well it actually holds up :D
     
  7. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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  8. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    Well really, just the initial adhesion coat. After that you're just painting paint.
    There's a sweet spot. between dusting and dripping..
     
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  9. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    halfspin192

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    "sweet spot" is exactly right...
     
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  10. Feb 12, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    If anyone in the KC area wants to do this, and not risk screwing up their bumper, I'll have a chrome bumper available in a few weeks. It has a dent in it, so I'm getting a new one. The dent can be beat out if all you're going to do is paint it...........
     
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  11. Feb 12, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    Looks great!
     
  12. Feb 12, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Looks good, I'm having mine powder coated next week
     
  13. Dec 30, 2016 at 7:24 PM
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    Please... just.. please stop the plastidip madness.
     
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    Looks good. The paint job came out excellent. Did you remove it, or leave the bumper on the truck while painting?

    For the other guys that have already done this:

    How long ago did you do this, and how is it holding up?
     
  16. Dec 31, 2016 at 8:58 AM
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    I did mine before Thanksgiving, and it has held up pretty good so far. The color is not an exact match but it is close enough
     
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  17. Dec 31, 2016 at 9:51 AM
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    If it doesn't hold up I know there are plastic covers available. They look stock when applied and are available in different colours.

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  18. Jan 5, 2017 at 6:51 AM
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    Plasti dipped my bumper last night. This is the most convenient alternative. Cheap and hardly no prep work, just make sure the surface is somewhat clean.

    Yes the plates say retired at 31.
     
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  19. Jan 5, 2017 at 6:55 AM
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    Where did you find this? How does it look? And gaps?
     
  20. Jan 5, 2017 at 6:57 AM
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    Cmurder

    Cmurder 2011 TX TRD Offroad

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    Retired at 31? Can I have your old job?!!
     
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