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painting the chrome around the grill black??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jayhud11, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Jan 11, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    jayhud11

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    Good or Bad idea? does anyone have pic's of thiers painted?
     
  2. Jan 11, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    BRP27

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    Good idea to have the grill black but the faux chrome is a bitch to sand down and get some thing for the paint to hold to and the grill is pretty big to sand down. I have sanded down small emblems and then used adhesion promoter and painted over the faux chrome. But the grill is bigger and it is on the front of the truck where you get gravel strikes and lots of stuff hitting the grill chipping at paint. I replaced the grill with a black one off of flea bay

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/73813-i-hate-chrome.html
     
  3. Jan 11, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    okay, thanks it looks good black
     
  4. Jan 11, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    here ya go!

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  5. Jan 11, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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  7. Jan 12, 2011 at 5:48 AM
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    I've seen one painted Red somewhere on here. It looked pretty good:cool:


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  8. Jan 12, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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  9. Jan 12, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    Painted mine. removed it, sanded it down with some 200 grit, 2 coats Rustoleum Rusty Metal Primer (its what I had), and 3 coats Rustoleum Satin Black.

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  10. Jan 14, 2011 at 9:28 AM
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    Where did you get the billet insert?
     
  11. Oct 31, 2016 at 12:43 PM
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    This was a long time ago but @Box Rocket Where did you get that front bumper? do you remember?
     
  12. Oct 31, 2016 at 12:44 PM
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    OME 3" lift 881 coils, toytec all 33" General Grabber AT2's TG low profile front bumper
    its a trail gear low profile and he welded some plate to the top
     
  13. Oct 31, 2016 at 12:56 PM
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    @Lux Bro thank you so much! I was looking for an affordable front bumper, You're awesome!
     
  14. Oct 31, 2016 at 12:57 PM
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    It looks like you have it on yours as well. How do you like it?
     
  15. Oct 31, 2016 at 1:07 PM
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    np. I like it a lot, stuck out a bit more than I wanted but doesn't really bother me. I also plated the top just recently. one of the best looking bumpers you can get for the price imo. Ive got a bunch of pics in my build thread
     
  16. Oct 31, 2016 at 1:08 PM
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  17. Oct 31, 2016 at 1:11 PM
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    Yeah whats the link to your build? I tried to find it but couldn't. Also, how come you did not get the one with the pointed end? I see people usually favor the low profile over the other one, although its only about 10 more dollars...
     
  18. Oct 31, 2016 at 2:28 PM
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    Yea that's just personal preference, I've heard that the stinger sticks out a looot and it's not really my thing, if that's what you are talkin about. They do sell a "light bar" separately which I know box rocket later installed and I'm thinking about getting as well it's almost like a shorter much more mild stinger. My build is https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/luxs-01-build.431341/
    image.jpg
    Also here's the plate I added, ignore the AWFUL paint job
     
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  19. Oct 31, 2016 at 5:01 PM
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    I personally really like the way mine came out. Sorry for the old picture

    IMG_3329.jpg
     
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  20. Oct 31, 2016 at 5:02 PM
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    I did the same plate on mine and think it adds a nice amount of character
     
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