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Plastidip Grill Completed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SilverTacoZack, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Apr 11, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    SilverTacoZack

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    Dip the plastidip grill mod today. Didn't come out totally perfect up close, but from like 3 ft and further away, looks great. You can see the before pic in my sig.

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  2. Apr 11, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    Yota Newb

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    Looks good. I have never cared for chrome on a truck, plus now it matches your graphics.
    I like it.
     
  3. Apr 11, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    SilverTacoZack

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    I too have not liked the chrome on my truck. Next thing up is the bumper, then the toolbox. Then, my dechrome project will be complete.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    himmie

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    Looks good, definitely goes well with the graphics... You should do the lower valance too. ;)
     
  5. Apr 11, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    Just checked out your truck, looks great. Did you use paint on both the grill and bumper? What kind?
     
  6. Apr 11, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    Going to do that soon. Not sure If I wanna use plastidip for that though. I'm thinking I need to bedliner it or something. You think plastidip would hold up down there?
     
  7. Apr 11, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    Wow the black Grill looks really nice. Great job
     
  8. Apr 11, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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    Looks good man!
     
  9. Apr 11, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    I'll be doing this next weekend, good to know what it looks like!
     
  10. Apr 11, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    How long did this job take?
     
  11. Apr 11, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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    Looks good! I think it would hold up, its pretty durable stuff and if you don't like or it gets messed up all you have to do is peel it off.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    looks great man. ive been thinking of doing mine, and the back bumper. cant make a decision and need to get the confidence.
     
  13. Apr 11, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    i used plastidip for my lower valance and it came out great and is still looking good after 6 months, which includes all the salt and ice this winter.
     
  14. Apr 11, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    Took about 2 hours. After first light coat, did one more coat 30 minutes later, then let sit for an hour and put it back on the truck.
     
  15. Apr 11, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    I used Plasti-dip on mine. It is holding up well, even with a lot of off-roading and power washing. The main thing is use caution when removing the tape off the edge. I used a knife to just hold down the Plasti-dip as I pulled the tape... Worked well.
     
  16. Apr 11, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    Just do it. It's so easy, just clean and spray. If you dont like an area that you painted, just peel it off. It's really that easy.
     
  17. Apr 11, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    Need to do bottom valance now, leave bumper gray
     
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  18. Apr 11, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    My dad got home a few hours ago, saw the grill, and decided we needed to do this to his grill as well. We just finished it up and it looks really good. You can also see the difference between his stock 245's and my 285's here in this pic.

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  19. Apr 11, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    Seabass Chrome won't get you home

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    Hmmm gotta say it looks too unfinished of a product. Looks the worst on the silver truck but kinda ok on the red one.

    Looks like bare plastic right from the factory. I think colormatched is the way to go, with chrome being second. We all have our own tastes though.
     
  20. Apr 11, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    ^^^^Agreed. Love the grey tacos, with the lower valance. Is it me or is plastidip slowly taking over the world?
     
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