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Painting the grille

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Chris(NJ), Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Mar 18, 2013 at 7:46 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    :thumbsup:

    Take your time and it'll hold up as good as factory paint. Mine is still in excellent condition. :cool:
     
  2. Mar 18, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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    jgunccrugby

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    When I put on the clear it orange peeled. I went back and wet sanded until I got 95% of the peel out. I'll reclearcoat this coming weekend if weather permits.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    brochacho

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  4. Apr 18, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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    Mine came out great using the duplicolor perfect match MGM paint and clearcoat.
    [​IMG]
    Goes great with BHLM. Much better looking than a stock OR front end to me :cool:
    [​IMG]
    This thread was a big help :)
     
  5. Apr 19, 2013 at 12:27 AM
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    Sadly duplicolor doesnt do Speedway Blue
     
  6. May 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    Did mine. Turned out decent I think. uploadfromtaptalk1367605823914.jpg
     
  7. May 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM
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    I would like to see more on this one. How did you do it, details?
     
  8. May 30, 2013 at 5:41 AM
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    I also did the rustoleum bed liner. It's been on about a month now, holding up great. I did sand though.
     
  9. Sep 23, 2013 at 8:18 AM
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    Removed the mud flaps. Put in a new AFE air filter.
    That gray looks awesome... my next mod for sure.
     
  11. Dec 29, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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  12. Mar 19, 2015 at 6:25 PM
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    did mine today
    using duplicolor from auto zone
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    Last edited: Mar 19, 2015
  13. Mar 20, 2015 at 4:31 AM
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    I just looked at the date I originally posted this...damn time goes by fast lol.

    Anyway, in 4.5 years, the grill still looks great. It's has a couple rock chips from all of the highway driving, but those are unavoidable. Take your time, prep it accordingly and it'll last a very long time :)
     
  14. Mar 20, 2015 at 6:14 AM
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    anyone polish the paint after its cured ?
     
  15. Mar 20, 2015 at 6:15 AM
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    i guess this answers my previous question :D
     
  16. Aug 26, 2015 at 2:38 PM
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    My attempt. Hopefully it comes out decent. Trying my best to follow the instructions off the OP. If money were no object (and I was not paying truck notes ) I would have bought a color matched grille, but for now this will do! lol
     
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