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Powdercoating chrome around grille

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DannyH77, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Mar 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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    DannyH77

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    What's up guys, I just got adeal on a new grille. But i was wondering how much it costs to get the chrome piece around the grille powdercoated to match the color of the truck?
     
  2. Mar 26, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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    IGO4LOW

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    I could be wrong but I don't think you can powder coat plastic, plastic expands and contracts with hot and cold and the coating that you put on it needs to as well or else it will crack. Also. Why not just get it color matched with paint? That's what most people here do.
     
  3. Mar 26, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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    steve o 77

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    cant powdercoat plastic, it would melt.

    You can however get it painted by a body shop, I would guess they would charge around $100.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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    that piece is plastic? i never really looked at it... hhaha
    And how would i do that?
     
  5. Mar 26, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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    Just take it to a body shop! They'll do it no problem.
     
  6. Mar 26, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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    Okay.. somebody needs to relax (; hah for sure, thanks guys.
     
  7. Mar 26, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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    Relax? :notsure:
     
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