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Painted Grill!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tjgraner09, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Apr 5, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    tjgraner09

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    Bilstiein 5100 w/ TRD Coils in the front, new fog lights, 2 12" isignia subs,
    Well i saw a bunch of guys on here doing it and said damn that looks good ill do it to my truck :D

    The Supplies
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    Tape Her Off
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    Then Paint
    (I had some blue paint and i had the 48 led blue interior light so i painted the toyota emblem blue.)
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    On Tuesday I am going to paint my bumper!
     
  2. Apr 5, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    Jester243

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    I like the way the grill came out, not wild aboot the emblem though. otherwise :thumbsup:
     
  3. Apr 5, 2009 at 5:27 PM
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    Ry1984

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    looks good bro
     
  4. Apr 5, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    tjgraner09

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    thanks i like the emblem its unique but i like it :)
     
  5. Apr 5, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    pittim

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    looks good man. after seeing the pics of the mini meet we had in PA, I realize that I have to repaint my grill and bumper because it's getting chipped to hell.


    i'm guessing you're doing the bumper tomorrow ;)
     
  6. Apr 5, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    :thumbsup: looks good...
     
  7. Apr 5, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    dude that looks awesome
     
  8. Apr 6, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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    tjgraner09

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    Tuesday its raining today and my parents dont want to move their vehicles out of the garage..
     
  9. Apr 6, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    looks great TJ!!! the trim on the corners looks good too!
     
  10. Apr 6, 2009 at 1:50 PM
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    tjgraner09

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    Bilstiein 5100 w/ TRD Coils in the front, new fog lights, 2 12" isignia subs,
    yeah there is a little place where i missed and you can see a little bit of the chrome but other than that it looks good
     
  11. Apr 6, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

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    looks good man, like how the dome light and emblem matches. im thinking bout painting my grill surround white.
     
  12. Apr 6, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    i like it.
    should i do it to mine (minus the blue yota logo)? i have a white taco though
    i like the 95-97 grille the most.
     
  13. Apr 6, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    do it man it will look badass i love my grill
     
  14. Apr 6, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    Robbsolid

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    What were the steps? I thought of doing this also.
     
  15. Apr 6, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    Bilstiein 5100 w/ TRD Coils in the front, new fog lights, 2 12" isignia subs,
    it was easy
    1)sand the chrome
    2)tape everything off
    3)spray 4 coats of adhesive promoter
    4)spray 3 coats of primer
    5)spray 4 coats of paint

    let 3-4 mins to dry in between each coat

    easy as pie dude
     
  16. Apr 7, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    Bilstiein 5100 w/ TRD Coils in the front, new fog lights, 2 12" isignia subs,
    well as said before i was going to paint the rest of my bumper and here it is :D

    Taped off
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    Primer
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    Paint
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    Took the Bottom Paper off and realized that i need to paint the bottom portion also
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    Finished Product
    And I Love It
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  17. Apr 7, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    Your truck looks sooooooooooo much better now with everything blacked out.


    but now you gotta do the back bumper and maybe the wheels :p
     
  18. Apr 7, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    looks awesome TJ!!! blacked out is definitely the way to go!!
     
  19. Apr 7, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    Great job! Both look great!
     
  20. Apr 7, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    yeah i have to get some more primer so i can do the rear and i am buy some new wheels but i dont think i am going to go black because i think it will be too much black... just a little bit of chrome will look good
     
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