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Painting Factory Bed Bolts?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by supataco, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Nov 13, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    supataco

    supataco [OP] Shaq-enzy Falls

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    I remember seeing a post of someone painting their bed bolts with Rustoleum "Hammered" paint to sorta match their bed, but I can't seem to find it in the search option. Is there anything I should be worried about if I paint these guys (I guess like NOT being able to remove the bolts in the future or something)? It bothers me that they stand out so much (visually), and I figured a little paint will not only make them look better, but protect them from future rust (one of em is already starting to develop rust specs).

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  2. Nov 13, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    just go over it with some cheap semi gloss. it's going to rub off as soon as you start throwing stuff onto your bed. unless you treat your truck like a car then go for it!
     
  3. Nov 13, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    Lol yeah... I wipe my bed down every week. It's spotless, with NO scratches. I haven't loaded anything too heavy or damaging in there yet, and if I do, I'll probably cover with something first.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    you should never see those bolts. They should be under your bed mat.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    I just used the touchup paint that i got free when i bought my tacoma. i have black sand pearl so it worked out.
     
  6. Nov 13, 2010 at 10:43 PM
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    Cool. Bed mat will be my next mod. Does rain water drain nicely with the factory mat in there? I don't want mold or anything to grow under it. How does the factory mat handle the sun? My truck is never under a covered roof.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2010 at 11:29 PM
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    island808 Me l've got brains.

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    bed mat is not a "mod". suspension hoops is a mod.
     
  8. Nov 13, 2010 at 11:45 PM
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    ^^^^ HAHAHA what? off topic much?
     
  9. Nov 13, 2010 at 11:53 PM
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    Thanks for the correction... I guess? o_O
     
  10. Nov 14, 2010 at 12:03 AM
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  11. Nov 14, 2010 at 12:43 AM
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  12. Nov 14, 2010 at 1:54 AM
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    Lol you two have gone at it before huh?
     
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