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Painting chrome valence

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BenJammn5, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Jun 30, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    BenJammn5

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    How do I do it exactly? Is there a walk through?

    Don't wanna go black, wanna color match the white

    I bought some primer + white acrylic enamel from home depot, could I call it a day at this and it'd look sweet?

    Do I call the dealer and ask: hey bro, hook me up with a can of superwhite paint?

    What is the process? Sand, primer, enamal, some kind of gloss paint... then...?

    thanks bro's
     
  2. Jun 30, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    HondaGM

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    chrome valence?what you talkin bout willis.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Are you talking about the grill surround?
     
  4. Jun 30, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    Grill maybe....:confused: Never heard it called a valence ha

    steps are
    sand
    prime
    paint
    clear
     
  5. Jun 30, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    BenJammn5

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    It is refered to as a valence-in otherwords, the grill surround broskis, like you did to your tacobox friend

    Any recommendations on a type of paint/brand?
     
  6. Jun 30, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    KPT

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    Get color-matched spray paint from the ebay seller spraycansunlimited...he has all the toyota paint colors. I used it and it's a perfect match.

    Also, use adhesion promoter before you paint to give the paint a better chance of sticking to the chrome grill surround.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    cheehab

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    I painted my chrome surround the "right" way and It still chipped like an mother and looked awful after a year. I sanded it, acetoned it adhesion promotered it and gave it 4 good coats of color and 4 good coats of clear. I'd buy one from partsgeek and start with one that's not chrome. As a matter of face, it's what I'm doing now. Just my 2 cents...
     
  8. Jul 1, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    Good advice, thanks. Adhesion promoter, would that be a primer?
     
  9. Jul 2, 2010 at 4:19 AM
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    Yep it is a type of primer. You can get it at auto zone.
     
  10. Jul 2, 2010 at 6:05 AM
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    Any autobody supply will sell you color matched rattle cans from the factory. They usually run about 20-25 bucks each but they are, i believe 24oz. They will have the factory primer, super white, and factory clear coat.
     
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