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Painting the grille

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

  1. Chris(NJ)

    Chris(NJ) [OP] Well-Known Member

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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. jgunccrugby

    jgunccrugby Well-Known Member

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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.
     
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    brochacho Well-Known Member

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    bullaculla IKA fabrications

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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. Crosis

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    too much to list
    Sadly duplicolor doesnt do Speedway Blue
     
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    Did mine. Turned out decent I think. uploadfromtaptalk1367605823914.jpg
     
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    I would like to see more on this one. How did you do it, details?
     
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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.
     
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    Removed the mud flaps. Put in a new AFE air filter.
    That gray looks awesome... my next mod for sure.
     
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    did mine today
    using duplicolor from auto zone
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2015
  13. Chris(NJ)

    Chris(NJ) [OP] Well-Known Member

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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. itzyoboipaul

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    anyone polish the paint after its cured ?
     
  15. itzyoboipaul

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    i guess this answers my previous question :D
     
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