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Painting the chrome grille Issue(super white)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hydrolai, May 5, 2012.

  1. May 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM
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    Hydrolai

    Hydrolai [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So i was painting my grill on the taco... and i bought the paint from a local o'reillys that has dupli color in toyota super white... but the white doesnt match my truck its a little bit more yellow than white... i even used 2 whole cans of paint just to make sure i was covering everything... then i thought adding the clear coat would help but its still not matching. has this happened to anyone before? should i try the other white thats called "bright white" from dupli color ? says its also for yotas.

    In person you can tell big time. but in the picture i took only certain spots looks different. any sugestions ?

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  2. May 5, 2012 at 11:26 PM
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    i have a silver taco. I bought that duplicolor shit for a touch up,and the paint was a really shiny silver. Have a pro paint it
     
  3. May 6, 2012 at 5:33 AM
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    When i searched for this weeks ago, the consensus on TW threads was that most duplicolor spray cans are a good match, but NOT superwhite. It is too yellow. I tried it on my decal and it is definitely off. Of course, the decal is far enough away from the body to make the difference in color hardly noticeable.

    Do a search. Some people have had good luck with some particular ebay vendor, for about 20 bucks a can.

    Or spend the 200 bucks and buy a colormatched grille. Not sure if the 2012 s are out or where to get them.
     
  4. May 6, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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    I did the same as u with the dupicolor and it didn't match either. If u are spraying over the chrome sand really good and use adhision primer or it will flake off and u will do over like I'm getting ready to. I think napa can mix up some actual color and put it in a spray can.
     
  5. May 6, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    Buy another one OEM painted from the dealership or online dealers.
     
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