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Painting a chrome grill surround??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by REVHARD25, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Jul 20, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    REVHARD25

    REVHARD25 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tint on front windows. Dnx7120 kenwood. Rear tsb springs. Wet okoles seat covers UWS truck box Weathertech floor mats TSB floor mat hook grommets Satoshi grill AFE drop in filter Fumoto drain valve Bed mat
    Can anyone tell me if this is a good idea..or if the chrome can be sanded off the grill surround so it can be painted white...Will the paint stick...will it last? ...or should i just leave it chrome...
     
  2. Jul 20, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    YeahYeah

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    mud flaps gone, second air-filter gone, DTRL, fog light whenever and work with hi-beams, cut exhaust (was wicked flow), flat black stock rims, ABS switch, cup holder led's (with switch), turning signal mod #45, Bilstien 5100's, grill mesh
    my buddy did the truck bed lining you buy from Home Depot, $5. He couldn't sand it. So he put it on over that and it looked sick. It hasn't chipped or anything and he has already been off road with rocks flying everywhere.
     
  3. Jul 20, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    REVHARD25

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    humm interesting idea...
     
  4. Jul 20, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    lookin at your truck the thing my friend did, it wouldn't look bad on ur truck. Its rough but not really rough. shit doesn't stick as easy to it.
     
  5. Jul 20, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    REVHARD25

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    im doing a satoshi grill but i just did not want to leave it chrome...i guess the bed liner stuff would look good to ...i think better than chrome..i hate chrome
     
  6. Jul 20, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    YeahYeah

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    check out my buddy on here, taco_89, look at the grill.
     
  7. Jul 20, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    tacobox

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    I painted mine. It's all about the prep. Scuff it with a red scotch bright, prime, paint and clear.
     
  8. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:06 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I painted some chrome mirror covers and they have held up great for a year so far.

    1. sand the sheen off the chrome
    2. apply adhesion promoter, which you can buy at autozone or pep boys
    3. paint with color-matched spray paint. I got mine from ebay seller spraycansunlimited....perfect match
    4. clear coat.
     
  9. Jul 21, 2010 at 7:06 AM
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    jnoley07

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    This is what I had done to it: Front/Rear Bilistein 5100's; Fronts set at 0.85 w/ Eibach/Toytec Coilovers". Rear Leaf TSB, 20 % tint on front door windows, 5% tint sunstrip on windshield. Dick Cepek DC1's (polished), 265/75/16 Hankook Dynapro ATM, TRD Exhaust. Illuminated 4x4 switch by rcbs204, BHLM, iPod connection to changer connect at head unit. NWTF Front fitted seat covers, Console gear shift area painted black, Theft deterrent tailgate mod, Front mudflaps removed.
    I have been thinking of doing this to my bull bar. It has the chrome finish to it and I am quite sick of it. Plus I am about to do the BHLM and dont want the chrome up front. Chrome grille will be going away when I do my satoshi.
    sub'd
     
  10. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    what grit sandpaper do you use to sand the sheen off the chrome??
     
  11. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    blackhawke88

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    I use 150 grit, then follow with a 220 grit, all with a palm sander
     
  12. Jul 21, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    Thanks guys for the great help:D
     
  13. Aug 26, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    schiz94

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    Morimoto Projector Retrofit, alpine cda-105,Wheelskins leather wheel cover, wet okoles,5% tint on back and 24% on front two windows,Debadged tailgate,custom sockmonkey centercap decals, xr rims pced gloss black.
    can you put how many coats of each? and how long in between coats you waited?
     
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