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Painting center bumper valence

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MsTRD, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Aug 23, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    MsTRD

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    Just painted my center valence black, turned out very nice.

    Picked up some sand paper, a can of primer, can of flat black paint and a can of clear coat.
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    Taped it off and started sanding with 120 grit paper.
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    Diesel in the garage playing quality control supervisor
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    Making some progress
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    All sanded, man that is a lot of bondo. After we got it here we hit it with the 320 grit then cleaned it and hit it with the 1000 grit wet.
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    Taped off the rest of the bumper to avoid overspray.
    Applying the primer. Did about 4 good coats of primer.
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    Hit it with the 1000 wet to smooth it out and then a couple more coats of primer.
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    Now for the black. Hit it with two good coats of the flat black.
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    Let it dry then applied the clear coat. One light coat, wait ten minutes, another light coat and wait another ten minutes then one final "wet" coat and let it dry.
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    And the final product:

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    And as you can see my boyfriend did all the work for me.
     
  2. Aug 23, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    TR3NT

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    looks awesome..i just did the same thing over the weekend with some 3m rubberized coating.:thumbsup:
     
  3. Aug 23, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    neslerrah

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    Great work! Looks great!
     
  4. Aug 23, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    TacoNut

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    Haha I was gunna say looks like brian is doing all the work :D


    looks good sami
     
  5. Aug 23, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    That looks awesome. :D
     
  6. Aug 23, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    ilovetacos

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    Nice job! How come bondo was used?

    I need to put this on my list of things to do.
     
  7. Aug 23, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    MsTRD

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    thanks for all the compliments, i'm very happy with it :)

    haha i wanted to do the work but he wouldn't let me!!!!

    the bondo was from a previous repair before i bought the truck
     
  8. Aug 23, 2009 at 9:10 PM
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    aces2

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    Absolutely amazing!
     
  9. Aug 23, 2009 at 9:12 PM
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    ilovetacos

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    Oh, cool I thought maybe you were trying to smooth out the bottom.

    I would have painted the radiator while you had the grille removed to really set off the "blacked" out front end.
     
  10. Aug 23, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    That looks nice Sami, the bf did a great job..:thumbsup:
     
  11. Aug 23, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    No pics? Wtf?
     
  12. Aug 23, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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  13. Aug 23, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    ^^^^ I likey :headbang:
     
  14. Aug 23, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    Thanks man :)
     
  15. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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    Looks great! I made up my mind yesterday that I was going to do that as well. :)
     
  16. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:48 PM
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  17. Aug 23, 2009 at 10:57 PM
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    Lookin good. Mine is already black. :laugh:
     
  18. Aug 24, 2009 at 3:55 AM
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  20. Aug 24, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    That looks awesome!!! Great job! Rep for posting pics of the process!
     
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