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painting the front bottom piece of my truck black

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by leo08pirate, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Apr 24, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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    leo08pirate

    leo08pirate [OP] Katzo production

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    i want to pain the black part just like the picture shows under the grill but the one that this pic has is a decal from sockmonkey
    I was thinking of painting it my self instead of putting the sticker what you guys think about this.

    should i paint it buy it the decal "sticker"
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  2. Apr 25, 2009 at 6:04 AM
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    GoBlueFan

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    If you were going to rattle can it...put the sticker on there instead. If you are going to do it right and use proper automotive paint, then paint it. .02

    At least you can pull the sticker off if you screw it up...rattle can, not so much.:D
     
  3. Apr 25, 2009 at 7:03 AM
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    x2 ^^. That looks sick though on the Off Road package. Either way you should do it unless you have the sport which color matching seems to be the standard.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    If you are good with the paint, then go for it. If not, get the sticker cuz that looks bad ass!!!
     
  5. Apr 25, 2009 at 8:49 AM
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    Get the decal it looks sickkkkk!
     
  6. Apr 25, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    Lol my dad used rattle can on his. It's his work truck so he didn't care and he wanted to change it up a little. Looks good for a while but you definitely will be touching it up due to the fact that rocks/bugs hit it and take the paint off. I like the fact that it's easy to touch up and cheap to do, but the vinyl allows you to go back to stock and not be stuck with it that way.
     
  7. Apr 25, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    pm sockmonkey and get the vinyl kit. if you get tired of it ...you can just peel it off. if you F up painting...well you get the idea. my vinyl has yet to fade.
    fwiw

    check out some of my pics in my profile to see the vinyl
     
  8. Apr 25, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    Your truck looks sick...Did you paint the Grill and Mirrors yourself to color match?
     
  9. Apr 25, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    thanks man
    luckily i found a color matched trd sport grill from a local. it was one of my first mods. then i painted my mirrors myself. someday i will get color matched handles and a scooped hood and have a perfect trd offroad/sort :D
    oh yea...and colormatch the rear bumper.
    if the sport came w the locker i would have been all over it
    lol
     
  10. Apr 25, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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    The reason I am going for the Off Road...The factory rear Locker. I figure I can paint everything else for less than 1500 it would cost to buy an aftermarket locker. The hood would be the most expensive thing and can live without, but it does look nice.
     
  11. Nov 19, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    Need help or ideas 08 Tacoma SR5!
    I have spot from a sticky on my dash that left a dull white discolored spot. Would like to cover it to match original factor color dark charcoal gray any ideas would be most helpful
     
  12. Nov 19, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    me so confused
     
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