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Painting the stock (black) front skid plate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by supataco, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Nov 7, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    supataco

    supataco [OP] Shaq-enzy Falls

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    I'm planning to paint the front factory (stock - black) skid plate sometime this week, but while the plaint is drying, I should be fine driving the taco around without it on right? I don't plan to put on a ton of mileage in the short time it's drying, but I may leave it off for a day or so, in which time I'll be commuting to work. Here's a few shots so you know which plate I'm talking about:

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    Am I good to leave it like this for a short 30 mile run or so?
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    While I was under there, I took a shot of what I THINK is the oil drain plug, and figured I'd ask before I change my oil next weekend. Is this right? I'm assuming so since it's right under the engine, but with all the "OMG I drained my trans oil!!!" posts, I figured I'd ask.

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    Appreciate the feedback! :)

    Oh... and if you're wondering WHY I'm painting this (will probably paint it black again - or possibly silver to match the truck), its just that I'm always under there cleaning it, and I HATE how it has that matte feel, like there's barely any paint on it - just like the rest of the frame, which I guess I'll slowly tackle as rust specs show up.
     
  2. Nov 7, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    You'll be ok ... I just had mine off for 3 days!
     
  3. Nov 7, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    supataco [OP] Shaq-enzy Falls

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    ^^Cool thanks!

    Can anyone confirm that's the oil drain plug?
     
  4. Nov 7, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    Bingo! That's the oil plug.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    supataco [OP] Shaq-enzy Falls

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    ^^Thanks!
     
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