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Partsgeek Grill

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LILFURR, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Feb 1, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    LILFURR

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    got my new grill from parts geek in today, overall i cant complain for 33 bucks but i am interested in seeing how well it takes to getting painted and how the grillcraft insert is gonna fit with the 2 piece grill if it will at all, not to mention it showed up with a broken off tab[​IMG]

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    this is what the first one was supposed to look like, owell. sorry for the crappy cell phone pics
     
  2. Feb 1, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    JM76

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    did you call them and tell them? or are you going to send it back. I was lucky that I didn't have any issues with mine. I painted mine with bedliner, but alas, the rest of the grille is not finished yet.:eek:
     
  3. Feb 1, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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    LILFURR

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    im not sure yet i dont really feel like the one tab is really worth all that fuss i think it will stay on just fine, did you test fit yours?
     
  4. Feb 1, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    It fits pretty good. Paint the shell first for ease. Then put it on and melt the tabs onto the frame(back piece).
     
  5. Feb 1, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    LILFURR

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    what did you use to melt them? i have them impulse red which i here is impossible to match if you dont get it done at toyota or a body shop, idk much about bodywork can they paint one of these?
     
  6. Feb 1, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    no, one of these years I will. :eek::D
     
  7. Feb 1, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    I have never done it. But I know people that have these grills have done that. Maybe a small torch? And wear a mask?
     
  8. Feb 1, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    yea i think ill probly just try a small hand held propane torch
     
  9. Feb 1, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    has anyone had any luck getting these painted professionally and not spray canned?
     
  10. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Richard Cranium

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    Mine shows up tomorrow. I'll be sanding and priming myself before getting it painted at a local body shop or Toyota - haven't gotten quotes yet so it's up in the air.

    I'll post up my work later.
     
  11. Feb 2, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    my quote was 175$ for trex3 eyelids grill and emblem to all get color matched
     
  12. Feb 2, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    Well mine arrived today...

    I ordered the one listed as "Grey" for $56 remember. To me, it looks color matched. I took it out to my truck (didn't test fit - too freakin cold) and it looks damn close to being an exact color match. It's glossy, smooth and "metal flaky" just like the rest of the MGM.

    Check it out...

    The rest of the plastic was "meh" quality. Felt pretty cheap but it's all getting cut out anyways so I'm not all that upset. One of my tabs was also broken just like LILFURR's. Overall, totally freaking worth the $63 after shipping.

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  13. Feb 2, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    The first one I ordered had a broken tab also! Thats pretty funny! I had to order a second one because the first one got messed up. The Second one came in a couple of days ago and It was perfect! :) Painted it black and put it on my truck. :)
     
  14. Feb 2, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    sweet thanks guys, i got a qoute for paint and im gonna talk to them and see if its possible to sand down and paint the chrome one
     
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