1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Re-Paint ARE LSX Tonneau Cover or NOT?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by khfactor, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Jan 17, 2009 at 5:16 PM
    #1
    khfactor

    khfactor [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Member:
    #3209
    Messages:
    196
    Philadelphia, PA
    Vehicle:
    07 White TRD Sport
    Pop N Lock + Hose Clamp. DTRL, AFE drop-In Dry filter, 6-1/2" Replacement Speakers, JVC HD Radio, Sam's club variety Floor mats (cheap but effective), Chrome Exhaust tip, Bed Mat from ol' Ford Ranger
    Hi guys,

    Anyone bought an USED (rather, pre-owned) Tonneau cover (ARE LSx or LS-II) and repaint to match the truck color?

    I just purchased a BLACK ARE brand LSx (I think) tonneau cover in "mint" condition for $150.00 and am wondering how the re-paint job would come out (if repainted, obviously) and how much it cost (from the body shop). This black tonneau that I purchased is in almost PERFECT condition and the gloss on the shell is UNBELIEVABLE..... It came off of 05 XRUNNER.

    My Taco is SUPER WHITE Ext. Cab with black stripes all around the near top of the bed and I am considering to get it painted to match the color. My buddy says to keep the BLACK color. What do you say? :confused:

    If suggestion is to paint, what am I looking at for the cost? I sure do not want to pay more than what I paid for the tonneau.
     
  2. Jan 17, 2009 at 5:20 PM
    #2
    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Member:
    #9104
    Messages:
    42,615
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Susan
    SC
    Vehicle:
    08 PreRunner SR5 V6 w/tow pkg
    OEM SS tube steps, Access LE tonneau cover, pop n'lock, AVS in-channel vent visors, stubby antenna, Wet Okole seat covers, bed mat, rear diff breather mod, 4 extra d rings in bed, K&N air filter.
    :worthless:

    We need to see what it looks like black.... But, I'm thinking repaint it to match your truck.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2009 at 5:27 PM
    #3
    Rtrn2taco

    Rtrn2taco Nostalgia...

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2008
    Member:
    #6090
    Messages:
    797
    Gender:
    Male
    Philadelphia
    Vehicle:
    08 DC PreRunner (silver)
    If you keep it black it will always look out of place to me. I am sure there are some starving body shops that will do it for about $200.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2009 at 6:23 PM
    #4
    khfactor

    khfactor [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Member:
    #3209
    Messages:
    196
    Philadelphia, PA
    Vehicle:
    07 White TRD Sport
    Pop N Lock + Hose Clamp. DTRL, AFE drop-In Dry filter, 6-1/2" Replacement Speakers, JVC HD Radio, Sam's club variety Floor mats (cheap but effective), Chrome Exhaust tip, Bed Mat from ol' Ford Ranger

    Too much snow on truck now..... Will take some pics when it gets warm (after a good wash) ...:p
     
  5. Jan 20, 2009 at 11:39 PM
    #5
    zmtnbik

    zmtnbik FMLYHM

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Member:
    #2534
    Messages:
    259
    Vehicle:
    4x4 Trd Off-road
    Donahoe (Icon) C/O, TC UCA's, Dakar leafs, BilStein 5125's, 285/70/17 BFG MT KM2's, Raceline Renegade 17x9's, u-bolt flip kit, debadged, TRD CAI, TRD exhaust, URD MAF controller, 20% front window tint, 3M clear bra on bumper, cam locks in all storage compartments, fog light mod, Alpine X100 deck, Co
    Guarantee it will cost more than $150 to repaint. You do not want to 1/2 ass the paint on it and if it's gel coat, it's not going to be cheap as a lot of prep work will be needed to get a good finish.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2009 at 6:03 PM
    #6
    khfactor

    khfactor [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Member:
    #3209
    Messages:
    196
    Philadelphia, PA
    Vehicle:
    07 White TRD Sport
    Pop N Lock + Hose Clamp. DTRL, AFE drop-In Dry filter, 6-1/2" Replacement Speakers, JVC HD Radio, Sam's club variety Floor mats (cheap but effective), Chrome Exhaust tip, Bed Mat from ol' Ford Ranger
    Check out the photos and share your comments on painting vs. NO painting.

    I think it sort of and kind of blends OK without re-painting..... And if it costs over $200, then it is something to think about.

    Macco offers the whole body paint for $199 in their recent ad, and the tonneau cover is a FRACTION of the car body. So it should not cost boo-koo bucks, right? :eek:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Feb 2, 2009 at 10:46 AM
    #7
    khfactor

    khfactor [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Member:
    #3209
    Messages:
    196
    Philadelphia, PA
    Vehicle:
    07 White TRD Sport
    Pop N Lock + Hose Clamp. DTRL, AFE drop-In Dry filter, 6-1/2" Replacement Speakers, JVC HD Radio, Sam's club variety Floor mats (cheap but effective), Chrome Exhaust tip, Bed Mat from ol' Ford Ranger
    bump !
     
  8. Feb 2, 2009 at 2:40 PM
    #8
    ImpulseRed008

    ImpulseRed008 Gone But Not Forgotten

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Member:
    #9104
    Messages:
    42,615
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Susan
    SC
    Vehicle:
    08 PreRunner SR5 V6 w/tow pkg
    OEM SS tube steps, Access LE tonneau cover, pop n'lock, AVS in-channel vent visors, stubby antenna, Wet Okole seat covers, bed mat, rear diff breather mod, 4 extra d rings in bed, K&N air filter.
    I say paint it.... easy for me to say it's not my nickel I'm spending. I think it will look better white.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2009 at 11:11 AM
    #9
    spaghettiedy

    spaghettiedy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Member:
    #9470
    Messages:
    738
    Gender:
    Male
    Pittsburgh
    Vehicle:
    09 DC LB Sport in Black 4x4
    Gray Weathertechs, LG Wet Okoles, Tacome OEM Bedmat
    That's a tough call!!! On one hand, it will look tons better done up in super white. On the other hand, you'll spend more on the paint job then what you bought it for.

    I say to save your money, and go buy yourself some 303. If you shine that rubber and tires up, it will look better. If anybody says that it would look better in white, just tell them that you only paid 150 for it.
     
  10. Feb 3, 2009 at 11:16 AM
    #10
    khfactor

    khfactor [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Member:
    #3209
    Messages:
    196
    Philadelphia, PA
    Vehicle:
    07 White TRD Sport
    Pop N Lock + Hose Clamp. DTRL, AFE drop-In Dry filter, 6-1/2" Replacement Speakers, JVC HD Radio, Sam's club variety Floor mats (cheap but effective), Chrome Exhaust tip, Bed Mat from ol' Ford Ranger
    well,

    Thanks for your opinions. Got a quote from the paint shop. They want $450.00 to match the color. :eek: You know what I would be doing after hearing that "Quote," right?

    Black is beautiful and it goes with EVERYTHING !!! There, decision made. !! :D
     
To Top