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Painting Grille surround and rear bumper

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

  1. May 30, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    Silva

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    Hello Tacoma World,

    I ordered a new grille assembly and I want to paint it along with my factory rear bumper. I have not found a good site to order the bumper from so I am asking where to order from that is trusted. Also When the grille and bumper arrive I want to color match them. Where should I purchase the paint from? what grit sand paper should I use? what primer should I use? what clear coat if any? And finally I am looking for T-Rex eyelids but couldn't find them anywhere. I am still pretty wet behind the ears so I ask to show mercy and any suggestions will be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Silva
     
  2. Aug 6, 2010 at 1:07 AM
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    BIG MoFukin SERG

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  3. Aug 6, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    LUSETACO

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    Honestly, if have that many questions about painting you should get it done at a paint shop. But if you want to do it scuff up the plastic with some fine grit paper, 2 coats of primer, 2 to 4 coats of paint and 4 to 6 coats of clear.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    Brandon###

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    Why did you order chrome when you intended to paint it? I bought a black painted grill for $200 from the dealer then sold my chrome one to a member on here for $100. Net cost to me: $100 for a color matched grill. Ill do the same with the bumper.
     
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