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Painted my grill today...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 05PreRunner, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    I couldn't stand my chrome grill anymore..

    Here's where i got the paint from:
    http://motors.search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&dfsp=1&satitle=toyota&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&fmmk=&fmmd=&fylo=&fyhi=&mppfqy=toyota&sadis=200&fpos=90620&sabfmts=1&saobfmts=insif&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&seller=1&sass=spraycansunlimited&fsop=1%26fsoo%3D1&coaction=compare&copagenum=1&coentrypage=search&fgtp=
    I definitely recommend them...I received my order the next day :thumbsup:

    Anyway... Here are the steps i took to paint my grill:

    Here's the paint, adhesion promoter, primer sealer and clear coat that i used:
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    Started sanding: (left side is NOT sanded...Right side IS sanded)
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    All Sanded:
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    Taped off and sprayed with Adhesion Promoter:
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    Here's a close up with the sprayed on Adhesion Promoter:
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    After 4 coats of the Adhesion Promoter, i then began to spray the primer:
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    The Primer is dry, On to the paint :D

    While waiting for the grille to dry, I decided to also paint my front grill emblem...
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    Here's the end result:
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    And here it is mounted back on the truck:
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    I definitely want to add a couple more coats of clearcoat to make it shine even more...
    Also, i just went through a drive-thru car wash... and no chips or anything... :D


    I will get better pictures tomorrow.. (It's late out now)

    I left my chrome mesh grill off for now...I'm probalby gonna have it powdercoated black
    i also have a set of eyelids coming my way...
     
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  2. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    Looks Great dude!!!!
     
  3. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    Sweet man looks really good :cool:
     
  4. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    Nice write up, looks good.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Excellent! I was looking for adhesion promoter today. Where did you find it?
     
  6. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    Autozone had plenty in stock
     
  7. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    Did you get everything there man?
     
  8. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    damn Noe......................looks friggin awesome bro!!!!! on the fake grille vents....did you paint them white too??
     
  9. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    yeah.. i ended up painting them too...
    It was gonna be a bitch to tape them up perfectly lol

    Once i put back my mesh grill, you wont be able to tell that their painted...
     
  10. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    getting there....
    heard that. it dont look bad(the fake vents), but i was wondering.:D
     
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  11. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:35 PM
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    very nice job!
     
  12. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    yup...I'm probalby getting my mesh grill powdercoated black too...
    I'm almost done removing the chrome parts...:D
     
  13. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    Looks really good
     
  14. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    that looks awesome, I would do that if I didnt already love the contrast of my charcoaly colored grill surround. I'm trying to mod a standard emblem into the devil horns. If it works out I will paint it white so it really stands out
     
  15. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    I got most everything at Autozone
    except the "super white" toyota paint
     
  16. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    I guess I'll go there tomorrow. Kragen sucks. :laugh:
     
  17. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    Yeah.. Kragens really doesn't compare to Autozone...

    Sign up for the autozone rewards thing too...
    Everytime you spend $20 or more..you get points...
    I think that once you spend $100 you get $20 in rewards...
     
  18. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    I will if it's free!
     
  19. Apr 2, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    It's free...no worries...lol
     
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    Oh tight!
     
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