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Painting base fender flares..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by KENNY2011, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Mar 3, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    KENNY2011

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    I was thinking of painting my base black fender flares to match my truck (silver streak mica) and was curious if anyone had any pictures of this done. The reason is, I was wanting to keep my front bumper black, and I can't decide if having the front flares completely painted or un-painted will look goofy (the seperate piece of the flare on the bumper.) I want the non-goofy option..... I hope this is understandable.. Thanks guys
     
  2. Mar 3, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    Keep the flares black.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    hhmmm tuff call... I took my fenders off because I didnt like the black. But I also got after market bumpers.

    I would leave them black if you are going to keep the stock bumpers black. But it may actually look really good if only the fenders were painted - I never seen it. :notsure:
     
  4. Mar 3, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    I would love to take them off, but dont want holes like yours! Bodywork and re-painting aint happenin either. I tried to do it in Microsoft paint but it looked like shit
     
  5. Mar 3, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    :rofl: i was thinking of painting mine black
     
  6. Mar 3, 2011 at 10:11 PM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    Yea, black is bitchin. Specially since they stick out so far (with stock spacing) great for hitting parking posts and shopping carts.

    Mine aren't scratched yet, but on my old one with black flares I'd just rest the shopping cart on the flares to keep it from rolling on a hilly parking lot. Don't feel comfortable doing that on my sissy painted ones.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2011 at 5:23 AM
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    Ship me your base flares and I will ship you my White flares from my SR5. I hate body colored fender flares :frusty:
     
  8. Mar 4, 2011 at 5:40 AM
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  9. Mar 4, 2011 at 6:26 AM
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    keep them black. here is my old truck. I miss her

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    Silver and black looks great IMO.
     
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  11. Mar 4, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    I'm just tryin to even out this black plastic crap. I think I'm just gonna go with painting the front bumper silver instead, and leaving the lower valence black. I have a feeling the painted fenders are gonna look stupid
     
  12. Mar 4, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    tinker_troy

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    Personally I think the only good looking silver trucks are the ones with the black bumpers and fenders flares... but that's just me, you do what you gotta do bub.
     
  13. Mar 4, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    same here. the all silver ones look "too" silver to me.
     
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