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Painting billit grill with 3M paint??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Fabulous, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Jul 8, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    Fabulous

    Fabulous [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have an white 06 TRD sport that came with a billit grill from the previous owner, and it is the kind with the painted black on the flat edges between. I want to paint all the pieces with the 3M rubber coating, but am curious if I need to sand the whole grill for the paint to stick proper...getting in between would be a pain. Any one have any suggestions for me? Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 8, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    I had an all metal billet grill that came in silver and I didnt sand it and just sprayed it with 3M rubberized undercoating at it came out great. Just spray it without sanding it. You should be fine.;)
     
  3. Jul 8, 2010 at 7:48 AM
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    Fabulous

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    Awesome, thanks buddy :)
     
  4. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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    Silver06Taco

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    My billet style grill had the same thing. I scuffed it lightly with a scotch bright pad and the paint stuck fine. I only scuffed the front and used some black paint that I had.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    Fabulous

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    Alright, I got the 3M rubber undercoating stuff...that's the right ish, right? I had to look all around town for the 3m stuff. This stuff will stick to the billit, right? I read some threads on here, and some people said it didn't adhere correctly...kinda iffy on spraying mine now as I don't want it to look like shit.
     
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