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Painted Skid & Behind Grille PICS

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 06RedComa, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    06RedComa

    06RedComa [OP] Yotas For Life!

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    So NASCAR got rained out yesterday, which meant I had a little extra free time on Sunday. So i decided to clean the look up behind my grille by lightly dusting everything with high temp black spray paint. Then after that I took my TRD skid plate, painted it black and added on the TRD logo. The paint could have came out a little better but not too worried cause the next time I hit the trails, there will probably be a few nice scratches to go with it.
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  2. Aug 10, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    GeoTaco

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    looking good man, like the black skid plate
     
  3. Aug 10, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    BlueTaco

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    looks nice! :thumbsup:, although, im not sure what you painted behind the grill
     
  4. Aug 10, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    06RedComa

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    Thanks. I just lightly painted behinde the upper grille, just enough to take the shine away.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    Incognito

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    Looks good!
     
  6. Aug 10, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    Looks good! Skid plate looks a lot nicer black. Grill looks cleaner with the radiator painted.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    looks good:thumbsup: I really like the red/black combo

    next time you have the paint out maybe mist the aluminum pieces that you see through the lower grille. It was bugging me so I ended up doing mine down there a while back
     
  8. Aug 10, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    KodiakVA

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    Glad to see that skid plate. I never liked the silver look when everything else under there is black. I too painted mine but I could not get the enamel to stick very well. It would chip quite easily. I finally just dropped it off to get it sand blasted and powdercoated black. On the red the black is a must and the silver had to go. Looks sweet man well done.
     
  9. Aug 10, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    badguybuster

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    Put some eyelids on her. I like the skid plate.
     
  10. Aug 10, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    r12rex

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    Looks good! :) Now paint the lower portion :p

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  11. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    HoosierTacoma08

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    Looks real good! I never did get to painting my radiator after installing my grill craft...really should do that. :)
     
  12. Aug 11, 2009 at 8:00 AM
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    jonny

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    looks way better man :thumbsup:
     
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