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Project...Black out Grille Surround

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by stevomac59, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Apr 2, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    stevomac59

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    Im gonna do it right now!! I will keep you updated if I have any questions and on how the project is going..


    stevoma59
     
  2. Apr 2, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    Are you painting over the chrome?
     
  3. Apr 2, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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    Sweet, looking forward to seeing pics. I want to paint my chrome grill surround sometime in the future. Is that what you are doing or did you buy one that is already matched and just replace the original?
     
  4. Apr 2, 2009 at 3:17 PM
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    Im painting the original...Umm...Im sanding the chrome down first then putting some adhesive THEN painting it...I will post pics
     
  5. Apr 2, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    Update: Just waiting for it to dry.... :D
     
  6. Apr 2, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    cant wait to see pics!! :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Apr 2, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    Awesome cant wait to see how it turned out ive been debating whether i should try this or not....
     
  9. Apr 2, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    Did you get regular black spray paint or did you order custom color matched stuff?
     
  10. Apr 2, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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    I Got the paint to match the grille...looks damn good so far...
     
  11. Apr 2, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    Where did you get it from?
     
  12. Apr 2, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    A local PAINT shop...But I've seen the same brand at lowes
     
  13. Apr 2, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    haha, sorry to keep you guys waiting...It's just Im waiting for it to dry enough so that I can handle it...I don't want to mess it up just because I was too excited to see how it comes out!
     
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    so just take a pic come on :D:D
     
  16. Apr 2, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    hey stevo, btw what store did you get it at exactly because i want to do the same to my chrome grill but white.. please let me know
     
  17. Apr 2, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    I forgot the name of it.. but it's the one near the CHick Fil A and the Library..you can get it at lowes too... I went by there to pick up a few things and I saw the same one there...cheaper too!
     
  18. Apr 2, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    thanks man! is it a certain paint spray or do you have to ask them to color match it?
     
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    Its: Rust-OLEUM Universal "Advanced Formula"
    SATIN All-Surface Paint
    Color: Satin Black!

    Looks damn good!


    Ok... DONE!

    what I did was:
    Took off the grille and surround (of course)
    Sanded down the chrome areas with fine sandpaper
    Then I covered the areas that I did not want to cover with Newspaper and Masking tape
    I applied the first coat...then 3 more with 4-5min intervals
    I let it dry for like 1hr and 45 min, then I put it back on the truck (try not to use your truck for at least 4-5 hours after putting on the new grille...(just wait overnight).

    Here are the pics:

    1st Coat
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    Finished
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    On truck
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    I know I need to black out the emblem...but I ran out of spraypaint!! :p

    The grille itself is a little dirty.. nothing chamois cant fix :D
    Thanks for all your patience/support!!! haha

    stevomac59
     
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