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Plastidip grille and wheels on 2012 SW SR5 Access Cab?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by EdwardHBLW, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Jun 22, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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    EdwardHBLW

    EdwardHBLW [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Picked up my Taco a couple of weeks ago, and wanting a meaner look to it already... Wanna eventually go with 18" FN wheels, but can't justify it right now, especially with the tires being brand spankin new! Tossing the idea around of plastidipping the grille and wheels black in the meantime, and of course, debadging. Figured I'd throw it out there for you guys for opinions. I'm not great at photoshop, but this should give you guys a good idea...

    yay or nay?

    Stock:
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    Black:
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  2. Jun 22, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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    spartanhockey6

    spartanhockey6 My truck rattles, A LOT, hisssssssss

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    Go for it man! i dont see why not. if you don't like you can just peel it off. i dipped my badges and front logo a few months ago! so far so good! i eventually wanna get to the grill and stuff. Idk about the wheels though...i just see it coming off...but its worth a try.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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    Khaos

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    It looks 100x better blacked out, and I'd black the badges out rather than remove 'em, thats just me though.

    The chrome above the black portion of the bottom bumper looks out of place IMHO.
     
  4. Jun 22, 2012 at 10:47 PM
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    spartanhockey6

    spartanhockey6 My truck rattles, A LOT, hisssssssss

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  5. Jun 23, 2012 at 7:19 AM
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    Haskett039

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    Not sure if this has been brought up before but...is the grill surround and rear bumper chrome on all of the US model Tacos ? I am a Canadian Boy and i might be off but from what i remember ALL models of the Tacos up here have the colour match grill surround and bumpers. Much better look IMO
     
  6. Jun 23, 2012 at 7:21 AM
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    dYL0n

    dYL0n أنا لست الإسلامي

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    I always liked a painted to match white grill
     
  7. Jun 23, 2012 at 7:32 AM
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    Haskett039

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    BTW if you are doing the Grill and Badges you HAVE to do the BHLM...looks really good on the SW 2012's

    Before.jpg
    After.jpg
     
  8. Jun 24, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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    We've got it at Lowes for $5.86 a can.
     
  9. Sep 1, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    Greenbean

    Greenbean B.S. Goodwrench

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    Naw, my RC 4x4 is all black, and silver, lol...

    only thing "chrome" is the "tacoma" on the tailgate and the front logo on the grille,


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  10. Sep 1, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    skidooman

    skidooman I'm your huckleberry

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    I dipped all my emblems and my wheels. I really like it, I recently had to peel all of it off the wheels because I got new tires. The key to being easy to peel off, it layer it on really good. Even after it all dries and looks good. Do another couple of coats. It will make it more chip and scuff resistant too.
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  11. Sep 1, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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  12. Sep 1, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    Go for it!
     
  13. Sep 21, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    How are they holding up?
    Will this work on Chrome Wheels?


     
  14. Sep 22, 2012 at 8:16 AM
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    ilg

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    WeatherTechs, Yellow Fogs, Alpine X-100 iPod Stereo, Custom Seat Covers, Debadged, Locking Bed Compartments, Black Front Toyota Emblem, AVS Vent Visors, Colour Matched Grill, TRD Shift Knob, Eagle Alloy 187s in 16x8 wrapped in 265/75/R16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, Black Chrome TRD Badge on Tailgate, Black Rear Bumper, 8 in shorty antenna, 5100s @ 2.5.
    Actually the only models in Canada with colour matched surround and bumpers is the Sport. The TRD Offroad and all the other lower models have a chrome and bumpers besides the base model, which has black. You probably only see the sports model, as it is by far the most popular.
     

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