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Q's for painting grille

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BLUVVV, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    BLUVVV

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    All right, im thinking about painting my grille! but i have some questions about what paint to use.

    I understand there is spray paint that color matches, but i dont know the color code, Does anyone know for an 08 silver Tacoma? (link)

    what type or color of primer to use?

    is a clear coat a must?

    or should i spend the money to have it done professionally?


    thanks for input[​IMG]
     
  2. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    shockittillyareconizeit

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  3. Aug 20, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    Bobcat

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    I just did mine, turned out great. I sanded with 220, but not that much. then did three coats of adhesive promoter. Then did quite a few light coats of paint. Wet sanded in between the second to last coat(not sure if this was necessary). Two light coats of clear coat followed by a once over with scratch X(just to polish out some any little high spots and to make a more flat surface). Last was one medium coat of clear coat. I debated doing the scratch X one more time but have decided against it cause it looks so dang good right now.

    If I had to do it over again I would maybe used a less gritty sand at the very start.

    You needn't get it professionally done, just get good product and take your time.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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  5. Aug 20, 2009 at 2:57 PM
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    I too did my grill a few weeks back. i have a black truck and didnt like the standard grey grill with the chrome. Seeing its plastic no need to go excessive. taped off the chrome, removed the center toyota logo, lightly sanded the area's i wanted to paint. cleaned real good with some rubiing alcohal. Then put about 3 coats of a good gloss black spray paint made for plastic. once dry replace toyota logo. Turned out fantastic. waited a couple days and put a good coat of wax on it. bada bing!
     
  6. Aug 20, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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