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Painting the grill surround

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by xcmiler707, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Sep 9, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    xcmiler707

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    I know there are threads out here on this already but none of them show what they used. Ive got the chrome surround and want to go black with it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Sep 9, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    Sand it down with some fine sandpaper to give the primer/paint something to adhere to. Prime it and paint it, then finish it off with some clear coat :)

    I'd say 2 coats of primer, 3-4 coats of paint and 3-4 coats of clear coat. Make sure the paint and clear coat are for high gloss so it looks all shiny and pretty when finished. I'm sure a napa or checker can help you out with more detailed questions. :D
     
  3. Sep 10, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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  7. Sep 10, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    No prob, good on you for suggesting a black paint-able grille :thumbsup:
     
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