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Painting Grill Emblem and Wheels

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by CarlosinFL, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Dec 8, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    CarlosinFL

    CarlosinFL [OP] Mildly-Attractive

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    I've seen a few Tacoma's around town here who have flat black Toyota front grill emblems and I wanted to give this a shot. I don't know how hard it is to remove the grill or emblem or even if it's necessary to do so. Do you guys have any recommendations? I did some research before I asked and I see a lot of YouTube videos with a product called "Plasti Dip" but I wanted to ask here since I trust fellow Tacoma owners. I also wouldn't mind doing the rear lettering on my 2002 PreRunner.

    Also what do you recommend on the wheels? Can I use the same stuff on my wheels as well or should I get them powder coated?
     
  2. Dec 17, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    Toy Yoda

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    plastidip is good for temporary stuff, it tends to scratch up pretty good when you go off road, on the wheels, i use painters touch 2x coat flat black and it works like a dream, i don't sand the rims or anything, just wipe em off with some alcohol to get all the dirt off, plasti dip will work well on the emblems
     
  3. Dec 17, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Do you have alloy wheels?
     
  4. Dec 17, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    GoDeacsWFU23

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    use dupli color bed liner spray. it gives it a flat textured look
     
  5. Dec 17, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    bgsmith

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    If you are looking to just paint the front Toyota emblem it just pops out, I used a black rattle can specifically for plastics, did a few coats then a couple coats of clear coat.

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  6. Dec 17, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    Toy Yoda

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    yes i have the alloy OR rims for 2nd gens
     
  7. Dec 17, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    huntark03

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    My opinion is that plasti dip is best for the front emblem, as road grit and rocks tend to chip the paint on the front emblem.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    Fiolo

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    I would use regular flat black spray paint for the emblem
     
  9. Dec 17, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    How is the paint job holding up?
     
  10. Jul 2, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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    I just did mine ill try and get up a pic ( I've been here a while so i figured it time to chime in.

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