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painting grill

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mikeyramone, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Aug 24, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    mikeyramone

    mikeyramone [OP] 220 - 221 Whatever it takes

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    Has anyone tried to paint the 2 black horizontal inserts that are in the grill? I've been to 2 diff body shops and one said that the paint wouldn't stick the other said it could be done without a problem. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Aug 24, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    Brunes

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    Yes you can do it. Use radiator paint so as not to affect the heat properties of the radiator.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    i used rustoleum from home depot to paint mine
     
  4. Oct 13, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    pikegi

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    Any pics
     
  5. Jan 5, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    mikeyramone

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    Here are pics after getting the grill painted, adding devil horns, eyelids and a TRD Sport decal to the hood scoop.:headbang::headbang:

    Devil horns emblem.jpg
    gotta show Eagles love.jpg
    Hood scoop decal.jpg
    my truck.jpg
    new painted grill,emblem,eyelids.jpg
    truck in side yard.jpg
     
  6. Jan 5, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    Buzzoff

    Buzzoff Don't go ninja'in nobody don't need ninja'in

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    ohhhhhh I like!!!
     
  7. Jan 16, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    lilgerber

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    did you paint the surrounding of the grill also? that came out good, i plan on painting my chrome.
     
  8. Jan 19, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    mikeyramone

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    The whole thing is painted except the "triangle" cut-outs next to the headlights. Those weren't painted because it's basically impossible to prep them for painting.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    ThreeMan

    ThreeMan Opinions Vary...

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    I like it, good work. Did you do it, or did the shop?
     
  10. Jan 19, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    mikeyramone

    mikeyramone [OP] 220 - 221 Whatever it takes

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    I had a body shop paint the grill and the eye lids at the same time so the color would match.
     
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