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Painted tail gate handle

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by T-rev, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Aug 25, 2009 at 9:26 PM
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    T-rev

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    I tried to search but came up empty, so here goes. One of the things I love about my sport edition is all the color keyed accents (door handles, mirrors, etc..) but one thing that has been in my mind is how the tail gate handle is not color keyed. I was wondering if anybody has gone and got it painted, although I do not think it would be that easy. So if anybody is knowledgeable in how to do this and would like to share it would be greatly appreciated, any pics would be great too!!
     
  2. Aug 25, 2009 at 9:37 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    an easy and still removeable way is to get one of the chrome overlays and paint it to match
     
  3. Aug 25, 2009 at 9:48 PM
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    wareagle5693

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    Could I do that with the door handles too?
     
  4. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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    TRDguyKC

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    i had mine painted at a body shop. took it off and dropped it off at the shop... picked it up a day later.

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  5. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:18 PM
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    eordonez

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    ^^^Im gonna do that with mine
     
  6. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    That looks GREAT! I'm gonna get that done to mine, I'd like to get the rear bumper and door handles done too.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:23 PM
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    TRDguyKC

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    yea it really cleans up the tailgate quite a bit.

    Now what do you think if i had the license plate Light covers painted white too? too much white then?
     
  8. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:24 PM
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    wareagle5693

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    I'd have to see what it looked like, but I think that it would be too much white in the back.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:49 PM
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    XC4ME

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    I like the color matched handle but that don't look like a Glendale neighborhood.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2009 at 11:27 PM
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    no, sure isnt. Its Pinetop lol.
     
  11. Aug 25, 2009 at 11:47 PM
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    LOL I knew it wasn’t Glendale. Looks nice though, are there any 2WD friendly trails up there? I hear that the Pinetop/Strawberry area is beautiful. I want to take my grandson on his first camping trip (he's four) and thought that would be a good area.
     
  12. Aug 25, 2009 at 11:50 PM
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    Guys have any opinions if there was something to do with a Silver 08 Handle? i dont think white would be too clean on that.. ideas?
     
  13. Aug 25, 2009 at 11:54 PM
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    Sorry to the OP, I should have PM'd him that. :eek:
     
  14. Aug 26, 2009 at 12:31 AM
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    i dunno..... paint it? like i did with my white one.
     
  15. Aug 26, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    T-rev

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    Hahah no it's all good. Oh and everybody, thank you for the fast replies and suggestions!:thumbsup:
     
  16. Aug 26, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    Dude, you get that much snow in AZ? Wow
     
  17. Aug 26, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    TRDguyKC

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    thats northern AZ. they get decent snow up there. in PHX snow is unheard of.
     
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