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Painting chrome grille boarder Got a question???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by slickyd, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Oct 16, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    slickyd

    slickyd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am going to paint the chrome grille boarder and I want to know what others have done. I am thinking flat black to go with the fender flares and bottom of the bumper. I think gloss black would stand out to much. And where can i get some color match touch up paint in a rattle can to spray my toyota emblem in the grille?
     
  2. Oct 16, 2009 at 11:20 PM
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    Just color match all of the chrome:D
     
  3. Oct 17, 2009 at 4:55 AM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

    ChrisYoTaCoMa Chrome's for Harleys and old farts

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    I used a mouse sander with a 220 grit paper, then went to a 400, and you have to sand the hell out of the chrome, or the paint will flake off. Then wipe it clean with denatured alcohol, or M.E.K. I used about 8 coats of satin. Flat black will not look too good IMO. It has been 4 months now and it is holding up perfectly, not a hint of flaking. That paint is baked right on from the Florida hot ass sun. I did my new bumper cover and every other chrome part on my truck. I hate Chrome with a passion.

    Check out my pics on here. You can see the progression of my chrome removal.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2009 at 4:58 AM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa Chrome's for Harleys and old farts

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    No offense, you're a great guy on TW but.... Chrome =:puke:
     
  5. Oct 17, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    Napa can get you color match paint in pint, or aerosol cans just take them your color code. I think satin or flat black would look good, just make sure you prep it right.
     
  6. Oct 17, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    I have been wanting to do this to my front bumper as well. I painted my Toyota emblem in the front with Low Gloss Black Ceramic Engine Paint and it looks great.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    I like that satin black I think thats what im going to do it in.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa Chrome's for Harleys and old farts

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    It definitely goes better with any of the other black on the truck. I tried gloss on one of my bumper ends, it looked bad. I went right to the satin, and I think it looks great on mine.

    Like I said, prep, prep, prep, most importantly.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    Where in AL are you? I know that painted grills are sought after and I have actually had thoughts about swapping my painted grill and bumpers for some chrome ones in excellent shape. I may insist that we swap wheels too though. :)
     
  10. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    Im in Alexander City its about 55 miles north or Montgomery. Near lake martian.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    That would be a drive. I live about 80 miles north of B-ham. Googlemaps says 3 hours.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    yeah that is a long drive.
     
  13. Oct 17, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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  14. Oct 18, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    I meant color match the chrome as in paint all of the chrome the same color as the body:rolleyes:
     
  15. Oct 18, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

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    Oh, my mistake...lol:rolleyes:
     
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