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Possible/hypothetical mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Snake~, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Jul 1, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    Snake~

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    If I wanted to fill in the two triangle sections on the gen2 grille, what would be the best way to do that? Bondo? Some kind of epoxy or resin with bondo on top? Elmer's glue? Help a brutha out.
     
  2. Jul 1, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    what are you going to be putting in there and that will help determine what is needed.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    what you talkin bout willis?
     
  4. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    I'm not sure what you mean. I'm thinking about buying a replacement grille (to satoshi), filling the triangles, sanding them flush and painting the grille. I'm just not sure what to use for filler.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    wat?
    probably fiberglass??
     
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    get somebody to photoshop it to see what it will look like
     
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    wat?
    there is a member here w/ them sealed off and painted over....cant remember his name though....has a SSM taco and a weird air dam on the front...
     
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    fiberglass and a skim coat of duraglass. Then sand and paint
     
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    sorry, I didnt understand what you were talking about. I thought you were going to be using your current billet grille, and wanted to fill in the two triangles with something solid. my bad, yeah like others have said bondo or fiberglass are the way to go, followed by a whole lot of sanding.
     
  10. Jul 1, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    OK cool. When you say fiberglass, are you talking about fiberglass reinforced bondo (I just found that online) or is there some kind of fiberglass putty/paste? Also, I'm guessing it would need to be done in layers, not just fill the whole thing at once, right?
     
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