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Painting grill trim and bumper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by krisjw101, May 9, 2012.

  1. May 9, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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    krisjw101

    krisjw101 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok guys I have an SR5 so it came with the chrome grill trim and chrome bumper (not a fan). I was thinking of bed lining them both or doing plasti dip or something, black though (truck is speedway blue). What do you think? Should I go for it? I tried searching for some pics but I cant really find much, post them up if you see any?

    Also I am open to other ideas if you have any but I am trying to avoid getting color matched parts because of cost.
     
  2. May 9, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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    dad32509

    dad32509 Thinking of something clever

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    Do it plastidip, if you dont like it peel it off
     
  3. May 9, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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    tacomohomo

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    i'm picking up my 2012 DC TRD 6 spd tomorrow and when i was looking at the other ones on the lot I was thinking the same thing. I'm gonna see if there is anyway they would trad the grill and bumper off a base model and switch it out but i probably should have demanded that before I signed the papers...

    i think that some fine sandpaper and then just paint them black. i'm gonna do the same for the lettering... my truck is also blue
     
  4. May 9, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    Sunner

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    I wouldn't black the chrome on a Speedway blue. Would look horrible IMO. Just get it done right and color match it
     
  5. May 9, 2012 at 9:21 PM
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    rtrudel35

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    I'm planning on getting a color matched grille for my 2012 SR5 Nautical Blue and Line-Xing the rear bumper once I get the funds (because various other mods I have found on TW have sucked me dry so far).
     
  6. May 9, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    FrankNasti

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    I just sanded them down and then spray painted them. It's worked out so far.
     
  7. May 10, 2012 at 2:21 AM
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    Sublime

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    Plasti dip work great for me! I'll post pic's tomorrow....if I remember, lol!
     
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