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Painted my Center Bumper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ilovetacos, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Sep 13, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    ilovetacos

    ilovetacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to "MsTrd" for her DIY thread I finally got done with mine. I used her step by step on the process of sanding and prep but I used a few different products because I wanted a textured finish.

    >>> MsTRD Thread <<<


    So here go's mine...

    Products I used plus gray primer (not pictured). The brown paint was only used to get the texture I wanted (very similar to truck bed coating). I used this same paint for my Toyota grille emblem and it has really held up well. It hasn't chipped in over a year so I thought it would work great on the bumper.
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    Sanding done...No turning back now! :eek:
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    Gray primer on...
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    Then the brown textured paint...
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    Flat black paint is on!
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    All done, still drying in some spots. It turned out good but I should have taped the sides a little better as it is not perfectly straight. Oh well.
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    Oh BTW I found this moth in my headlight today. Now I have to get that damn thing out! :mad:
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  2. Sep 13, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    Menametony

    Menametony Well-Known Member

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    gl with the moth.. haha good job though
     
  3. Sep 13, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    nad

    nad mmmm tacos!

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    nice i was just posting how I did this to my truck the other day too

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  4. Sep 13, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    Death_Stalker

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    i think the moth was an indication for you to do the BHLM thats the only way you can take it out ... put the lights in the oven 300 degrees .. good luck and yeah dont forget to do a write up on "how to take a dead moth out of your headlight" hehe good luck
     
  5. Sep 13, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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    gupster88

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    good job on the bumper mod!

    as for the moth in the headlight, just take out the headlight, then try to work the moth to the hole where you put the main headlight bulb in. should fall right out. i had that problem with a blade of grass in my headlight.
     
  6. Sep 13, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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    Ese Loco

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    the "mrsTRD thread" link sends you to crutchfield.

    Lookin for a new cassette deck huh? haha
     
  7. Sep 13, 2009 at 10:34 PM
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    chris4x4

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    You should be able to get the moth out with a shop vac., and a small tube. Take the bulb out, and suck it out thru the hole the bulb left.
     
  8. Sep 13, 2009 at 10:35 PM
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    MsTRD

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    looks good! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Sep 13, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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    lmao nice catch!
     
  10. Sep 13, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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    looks tough man!
     
  11. Sep 13, 2009 at 10:42 PM
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    Looks aggressive.. try some tape on the end of a coat hanger to get the little bugger out.
     
  12. Sep 13, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Good job. It definitely looks great from a distance. It has a mean stance.
     
  13. Sep 13, 2009 at 10:46 PM
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    Great work! Looks good.

    :laugh:

    x2! should work perfectly!
     
  14. Sep 13, 2009 at 11:17 PM
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    Good job
     
  15. Sep 13, 2009 at 11:20 PM
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    I love the way this looks... I'll probably do this eventually. Good job!
     
  16. Sep 14, 2009 at 5:15 AM
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    Simon2150

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    looks really good! nice job.
     
  17. Sep 14, 2009 at 6:40 AM
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    DrRabbitFurHead

    DrRabbitFurHead Yeah, there's a TSB for that!

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    No No! That won't work! You MUST do the BHLM, that's the only way! :D
     
  18. Sep 14, 2009 at 6:40 AM
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    nad mmmm tacos!

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    you could get the moth out without taking the lights right apart, you will just have to take out the headlight and the bulbs out the back of it, then try and shake the moth out one of the bulb holes.
     
  19. Sep 14, 2009 at 6:43 AM
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    nad

    nad mmmm tacos!

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    o this has been kinda discussed lol
     
  20. Sep 14, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    I used Chrix4x4 method! It worked really good. Damn moth sucked right out!
     
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