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Repainting Mesh Grill - Options

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by andrewtheadventurer, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Jan 31, 2018 at 3:51 PM
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    andrewtheadventurer

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    I am looking to repaint my mess grill due to the fact that it is fading and has some chips in the paint. Ideally, I would like to get it coated with line-x or rhino lining but they quoted outrageous prices for such a small job.

    I would like to pursue other options. I would like for it to be black, durable, and fade proof. Some that I have been considering are as follows:
    1. Rattle can bed liner - Suggestions for brand welcome
    2. Rattle can body paint - Suggestions for brand welcome

    I do not believe plastidip will be a good choice because I do not want to have to keep touching it up.

    Any ideas welcome!


     
  2. Jan 31, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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    Do you happen to have a handheld electric sander and a 4" angle grinder?
    I have almost the exact same mesh grill with the band around the edge and after a couple years it became faded and started to rust in some spots. I used a sander to bring the outer edge to bare steel (removing all rust) and ran a wire wheel on a grinder along the mesh to rough up as much as I could. Used a 2-in-1 metal paint and it came out like it was brand new.

    *Edit: I used a Krylon brand spray paint; Primer and paint in one. I used it for my Ditch light brackets and they have held up great for the past year. Preparation is key to having a lasting paint job!
     
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    Looking at the picture, I remember now I actually used a sanding flap wheel meant for a drill.

    First I wire wheeled the mesh section with a 4" angle grinder, then sanded the lip with the flap wheel, which gave me a brushed steel texture. I taped off the lip and painted the mesh portion

     
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    Hmm I will look into this! How well do you feel the paint will hold up? Also, did you have any issues getting even coverage across the mesh?
     
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    Wasn't thinking of the actual monstaliner, but their rust encapsulator. That's what I tried to link you to anyway. It's similar to the POR15 mentioned previously, and should work fine on a mesh grill.
     

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