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Painted the grill & bumpers

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 45acp, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Mar 6, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    How does it look? Would probably look better washed. Wheels are next!

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  2. Mar 6, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    godofspeed

    godofspeed Washington State.

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    Look's good!
     
  3. Mar 6, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    TacoTron

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    Looks hella good. Nice job on the paint job seriously
     
  4. Mar 7, 2010 at 7:11 AM
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    pairodice

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    looks grreat bye chrome
     
  5. Mar 7, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    Lentsnh

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    Looks sooooooo much better. I think the colormatched grille makes it look 4x as good.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    Zork

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    wow!! that looks professional. did you do it yourself?
     
  7. Mar 7, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    BRP27

    BRP27 When I grow up I want to be just like Me

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    3 in Ultimate ToyTec, set @ 2.5 in. AAL PINCH Weld Mod ( beat the pinch weld over inside the fender) Painted the pinch weld on bottom of cab Black Hi Lift Knock off
    Looks good
     
  8. Mar 7, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    shitroc

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    looks real good, looks professional
     
  9. Mar 7, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Did it myself. About one long day's worth of work. I was told I wouldn't need a clear coat on the color matched area, but now I'm thinking otherwise.

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  10. Mar 7, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    Looks really good :bowdown: Did you just scuff the grille and primer and paint?
     
  11. Mar 7, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Yeah, I followed some other posts for the most part.
     
  12. Mar 7, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    I'm thinking of doing my grille and bumper color matched, what type of paint did you use on the grille?
     
  13. Mar 8, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    I went to Napa with the color code and had them make up a spray can there. Was about $27 a can, but I only used one can anyway.
     
  14. Aug 29, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    greatbody CHUCK

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    That looks sweet dude!! I was thinking of doing the exact same thing with my taco. I kinda want to do black instead though. I'm going to UW too so maybe I'll see ya around.
     
  15. Aug 29, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Wow, thread resurrection:boink:
     
  16. Aug 30, 2011 at 6:19 AM
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    so... how bout an update? Has all your work held up to the test of time/ Old Man Winter?? fading, scuffing, peeling etc?? I've been thinkin about doin this but want to know it will last!
     
  17. Aug 30, 2011 at 6:29 AM
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    Rucas

    Rucas 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    WoooooW.
    thread revival for sure.
    his truck is harldy stock now..
     
  18. Aug 30, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    It held up really well! Had none of the problems you mentioned. Since then, it's experienced a wind storm that literally sand blasted the windshield, hood, grill, and bumper. It went through a hail storm recently. The hail hit so hard, the paint on the hood cracked, so I decided I had enough and herculined the hood and grill. But like I said, under "normal" weather conditions it held up really well. No fading, peeling, ect.

    Wind damage (recent pic)...

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    Even had someone back into my truck. Bumper is dirty in the pic, but the paint didn't even come off.

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    As it sits now

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  19. Aug 30, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    TIPICOTACO

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    Nice, thanks! and Damn that sure is far from stock!.. lookin good!
     
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