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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pinktaco808, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. Nov 1, 2010 at 9:36 PM
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    pinktaco808

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    people that spray painted there own parts mirror and door handles how is it holding up????
     
  2. Nov 1, 2010 at 11:07 PM
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    sorry im a noob and wanted info about how people paint is holding up
     
  3. Nov 1, 2010 at 11:09 PM
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    no problem about asking questions. You're still good in my book.
     
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  5. Nov 1, 2010 at 11:14 PM
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    but as for parts and paint... pretty good! just prep properly!
     
  6. Nov 2, 2010 at 1:21 AM
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    Hmm, ribs.. Anyway....
    IMO, any part that is going to be handled on a regular basis should not be painted. Paint just doesn't hold up to frequent handling. Haven't painted any such parts on my truck, but I did paint a button on an old monitor. Proper prep and good enamel. It wore off in 1 1/2 years.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2010 at 6:32 AM
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    that pretty good
     
  8. Nov 2, 2010 at 6:36 AM
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    ^ seriously?
     
  9. Nov 2, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    Just deleted more than 1/2 the posts in this thread.

    If you don't continuously quote/reply to a ridiculous comment...It'll drop off and the topic will continue...
     
  10. Nov 2, 2010 at 6:55 AM
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    I had the side skirts on my car painted years ago, and they were that textured kind of black plastic. The guy that sprayed them for me (a trusted family friend) said they needed to be primed with a special, and expensive, primer...presumabley to "level" out the texture.

    Paint is easy, but what are good choices for primer in this application? I'd like to do my tailgate handle.
     
  11. Nov 2, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    Monitor buttons don't get a lot of horizontal force applied. Not a lot to actually pull the paint off. Just push/release. On a door handle, or something that gets rubbed up against in the cab a lot, this would happen a lot faster.
     
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