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Painting my wheels today

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by amcquay, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. Apr 2, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    amcquay

    amcquay [OP] Well-Known Member

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    A.J.
    Albuquerque
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    2011 DC TRD Sport 4x4
    Black TRD Sport wheels, FJ TRD center caps, WeatherTec mats & window deflectors, debadged, 5% tint, GrillCraft w/ TRD emblem, Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD, red brake calipers, BHLM
    I really like the wheels on my TRD Sport overall, but I wanted them black. So, after doing some reading here I picked up some primer and wheel coating and got to work this morning. First coat of primer is drying on the back wheels now, here's a look at the front wheels back on the truck. I sanded with 600 grit, washed, rubbed down with alcohol, then two coats of primer and three coats of wheel coating. I have some black FJ TRD center caps on the way to complete the look, can't wait!

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  2. Apr 2, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    amcquay

    amcquay [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2011 DC TRD Sport 4x4
    Black TRD Sport wheels, FJ TRD center caps, WeatherTec mats & window deflectors, debadged, 5% tint, GrillCraft w/ TRD emblem, Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD, red brake calipers, BHLM
    The back wheels got a little bunged up. Right after I sprayed the first coat of color a tiny breeze kicked up and knocked one card on each wheel onto the paint. It's not too bad, but you can see a few edges. I'll wait a few days, then pop those wheels off again, sand them down a bit, and touch up the paint. Overall I'm happy with the results, though.

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  3. Apr 2, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    TacoJJ

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    JJ
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    08 PreRunner TRD Sport
    Blacked out front grill,tinted windows,Crazy Sound-system, Fog-Light Mod, Smoked Tail lights, De-badged except for "Tacoma" emblems, which are blacked out, WeatherTech floormats and a shorter antenna..........for now.
    Very nice!
     
  4. Apr 2, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    TACK

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    Bilstein 5100s at 1.75", Level 8 Tracker wheels, Sickspeed shift knob, mud flap delete, white lithium grease mod for creaky clutch pedal
    Looks good
     
  5. Apr 2, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    11BSSG

    11BSSG Well-Known Member

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    33°28'18"N /-86°48'2"W
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    07 4X4 A/C 6 Spd
    Front-Billy 5100'2 @ 2.5, Rear- Wheelers 1.5" AAL w/ Billy 5100's, 17" XD Addict's, 285/70-17 Nitto TerraGrappler AT's, 20% Tint, UWS Low Pro Toolbox, N-Fab Nerf Steps, K&N, Black Head Lights, Hard Wired GPS, XM Onyx, Hardwired Radar Detector, Ultraguage, Thule Mtn Bike Lock, Sleeved Fog Light Housing, Black Emblems, Satoshi/Color Matched grille, Misc. Security Upgrades.
    Looks great! I just did mine in Graphite and had great results!
     
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