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Rattle can brand/color/finish best matches 2nd Gen. Toyota Black??

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Dakota 08, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Jun 13, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    Dakota 08

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    Need some help here. This weekend, I'm about to embark on the heavily popular front grill mod. I'm not going "satoshi" though, I want to try the "Jamestoshi" where the grill is not recessed as much. Having the offroad model, I have to sand down the chrome grill surround and Toyota emblem and paint as all of you know.

    Questions::confused:

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but from doing my homework, I've learned the order of operation is sand, prime, paint, clear coat. Correct??

    What grit sand paper?

    What paint will best match the color and finish of toyota's black?

    Thanks for the help!!
     
  2. Jun 13, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    check out dupli-color perfect match spray paints...they color match the toyota colors
     
  3. Jun 13, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    Awesome. Is that something you have to order from them?
     
  4. Jun 13, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    The higher the grit, the better. I'd use 200 to rough it up, smooth it with 400, then finish off with 600. You could probably paint after 400 but a little extra sanding is worth it in the end.

    Also, you'll probably want to use an adhesion promotor to help the paint stick. Dupli color makes one of those also.

    Dupli color is usually available at an auto parts store like Autozone, Advanced Auto or Napa depending on what you have around you. Look on your door jamb, there should be a 3-digit color code that will match up to the paint cans.

    Do a test patch first on a piece of cardboard or something to see how well it matches. Some people are more picky than others. If you don't like how it matches, there are other options like spraycansunlimited, paintscratch (online paint dealers).
     
  5. Jun 13, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    picked up a can of 8P4 indigo blue from o'reilly the other day for $6.99...find your paint code and call around
     
  6. Jun 13, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    Will do.... is adhesion promotor applied before or after the primer? How many coats?:confused:
     
  7. Jun 13, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    Great, thanks. Black sand pearl is 209, I'll get on the phone!
     
  8. Jun 13, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    It is a primer, just kind of a special one to help the topcoat bond to the substrate. Probably 2 - 3 coats depending on how think you put it on, then I do 4+ coats of color depending on the paint is covering and another 4+ coats of clear to protect it all.
     
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