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Painted Lower Valance - Color!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pugga, Sep 18, 2011.

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Lower Valance Paint?

Poll closed Oct 18, 2011.
  1. Keep it black

    79.0%
  2. Paint it red

    11.3%
  3. Other - Post your suggestion!

    9.7%
  1. Sep 18, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    Pugga

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    I painted my lower valance today with bedliner and had an idea... Anyone use a different color for their valance? I've got a white Tacoma and thinking about painting the lower valance red. Thoughts, comments, opinions? (the one below isn't mine but I don't have a picture of mine with the painted valance yet. Photo courtesy of DWreck.)
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Sep 18, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    I like the black personally...keep it :cool:


    Anything else may look a little ricey
     
  3. Sep 18, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    Pugga

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    If I did it, I'd paint the badges red also. Right now there are no other accents on the truck. I haven't seen anything like it but I'm on the fence actually for the same reason ColtsTRD mentioned, I think it will either look great or straight to ricey...
     
  4. Sep 18, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    TheGloryFades

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    I'm either going to do black on my or maybe silver. I've seen an OD green one also that I liked
     
  5. Sep 18, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    ToyComa92

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    My grandpa is doing white racing stripes on his, and his truck is red. So maybe if you did a red racing stripe? If you just did the valance id say do the badges or maybe debadge and do the rockers Red linex
     
  6. Sep 18, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    memario1214

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    I think if you had some red accents... This would look cool. Excuse the super fail attempt at using PS.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    ToyComa92

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    Ha huge spelling error on my bad, Of course i meant my GrandPA haha Thank god i can honestly say that is a spelling error though HA RESUME THREAD
     
  8. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    vtmactech

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    Keep it black :)
     
  9. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    Interesting... I might play off that and come up with something.

    I'm not doing racing strips... There was a blue XR with white racing strips that looked pretty awesome, but I don't think racing strips belong on a 4x4.
     
  10. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    Tigahshark

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    It looks good in the black right now, but i can see how red would be nice just like how they have in houses with a "accent" wall
     
  11. Sep 18, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    I agree with keeping it black... i think black on white looks sick and really stands out
     
  12. Sep 18, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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    black with red would look cool.
     
  13. Sep 18, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    the black is a clean look. Leave it black
     
  14. Sep 18, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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    Back to white. black looks ricey.
     
  15. Sep 18, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    Quick PS for ya, I think this, the badges red, and the Toyota logo on the grill red might look sick!

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Sep 18, 2011 at 11:30 PM
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    Sorry that looks horrible. TW has helped me out a lot. Now I'm Going to help you out OP. Don't paint it red.
     
  17. Sep 18, 2011 at 11:45 PM
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    I've been thinking about painting my grey it might look cool on a black truck
     
  18. Sep 19, 2011 at 5:00 AM
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    Pugga

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    I had it white for almost 4 years now and the lower valance got all chewed up. I'd run through some brush before and it scratched the hell out of it and took the white paint off in some areas. Bed liner is a lot cheaper than prepping and painting it white again (plus a hell of a lot more durable).

    Thanks for the opinions guys!
     
  19. Sep 19, 2011 at 5:08 AM
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    Keep it black, I plan on doing mine when I have time.
     
  20. Sep 19, 2011 at 5:28 AM
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    I probably will leave it black, I don't have any other colors on the truck at the moment. So far it's pretty clean, just white and black. The Rustoleum Bedliner seems to work pretty well for the valance with minimal prep work. Spray the can at something else for the first few seconds because it's way too pressurized for the container and it caused runs on mine. After I got those cleaned up, it worked great and dries quickly. It should be pretty durable also, it took quite a bit to sand down the runs in the paint and I was even using an orbital sander with a very gritty pad!
     
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