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Painting the grille

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Chris(NJ), Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Oct 10, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    Thanks guys. I'll update the thread tomorrow if it doesnt rain in the afternoon. If the weather holds out, I should be able to get it all done and mounted up.

    All you would really need to do is clear it if you wanted to give it a bit more gloss. I actually did contemplate leaving it that way for a little while. I thought it looked pretty cool. Better in person than the pic I posted above.
     
  2. Oct 10, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    Sub. Nice work.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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  4. Oct 10, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    Does the dirt and dust stick to the texture like a bed liner? It takes 3200 psi to get my bed clean looking.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    All done! :) Let me know what you guys think!!!
     
  6. Oct 11, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    Beautiful IIP! Nice job on the grille.
     
  7. Oct 11, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    Looks DAMN GOOD IMHO!!!!
     
  8. Oct 11, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    Thanks guys! :cheers:
     
  9. Oct 11, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    wow! Glad I sub'd cause it turned out great. How much did you spend on everything minus the grill & grill mod supplies? Im trying to figure out how much this would cost me just to repaint my chrome.

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  10. Oct 11, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    Looks great, excellent work! I think that if you buff the grill, it might get a glossy look. But overall it's great. :D
     
  11. Oct 11, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    Thanks! I dont have the receipt in front of me, but I know I spent about 65 bux. However, that included some epoxy and putty. Sooo, I dunno, maybe about 45 if you subtract the can of trim paint too?

    Thanks! Yea, its recommended to wait at least 48 hours if you plan to use any type of polish or compound on it. Right now, the finish looks mimics that of the front bumper, and I know it'll never be as clear as the hood, so I may just leave it like this. Just add some wax on it after a little while.
     
  12. Oct 11, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    Thanks!

    Last question (I promise). Did you buy it local? I'm not sure where to buy color matched paint.

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  13. Oct 11, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    Sub'd! I'm planning on doing this to my 1st gen. Thanks for the great write up!
     
  14. Oct 11, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    hah, no problem man. I bought everything at my local pep boys. I dont know what color code others would need. I only knew IIP was 8P4 from another member helping me out. The rest of the paint is just standard.
    If you do color match your grille, post up the info here in case someone else needs the Duplicolor paint code :thumbsup:
    Let me know if you have any other questions!!
     
  15. Oct 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    :thumbsup::cheers:
     
  16. Oct 11, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    The paint code is listed on your door jamb.
     
  17. Oct 11, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    Thank you!:thumbsup:

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  18. Oct 12, 2010 at 5:03 AM
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    And it matches the DupliColor codes? Didnt know that!

    Anytime!
     
  19. Oct 12, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    OP, try a polish like Meguirs. It shines up the clear coat and may make it more clear and shiney like your hood.

    Just a note for you guys with superwhites, spray something else first as a test. In my opinion, the duplicolor is more cream colored and is noticeably different.
     
  20. Oct 12, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    I may try a very mild polish, just have to wait at least 48 hours for the clear to fully cure.
     
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