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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.
     
  6. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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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..
     
  9. Feb 12, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    halfspin192

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    "sweet spot" is exactly right...
     
  10. Feb 12, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    ruskastud

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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...........
     
  11. Feb 12, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    08WhiteTRD

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    Looks great!
     
  12. Feb 12, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    Looks good, I'm having mine powder coated next week
     
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