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Rock chip!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BBiggs, May 5, 2010.

  1. May 5, 2010 at 2:42 AM
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    BBiggs

    BBiggs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just got it!
    Okay so I went outside today to simply vacuum my truck a little bit. I thought I would invest maybe 10 minutes into vacuuming and then go meet some friends. I noticed this rock chip:

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    Noooo! And the chrome was bubbling it around it likely from pressure washing! Well this won't do. Now I can't meet my friends, I've got to deal with this rock chip!


    So I figured, alright, time to paint the grille. SIGH. By the way, "Grille," or "Grill?"

    So I got going:
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    And before I knew it, I had sanded the whole thing down and realized there was no looking back:

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    So I got it all masked up, including the little fake grille triangles:

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    Hung it at a nice elevation for my arms,

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    And laid down a primer:

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    And now I'm in bed, making this post. I suppose I will keep going tomorrow on this project. I'm so far quite pleased with the project, but displeased that I didn't accomplish anything today other than things to do with my truck. What do you think?


    And no. I won't tell you my plan. Because I haven't made it yet. All I know is that I can sleep soundly knowing that rock chip has been erased.
     
  2. May 5, 2010 at 2:45 AM
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    gupster88

    gupster88 Well-Known Member

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    i never feel displeased when i accomplish something on the taco. looks like you are donig a good job so far. what color are you going to paint it?
     
  3. May 5, 2010 at 2:48 AM
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    Sparky4.0

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  4. May 5, 2010 at 3:04 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    X2. I'm thinking a color-match???:rolleyes:
     
  5. May 5, 2010 at 3:08 AM
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    BBiggs

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    I just got it!
    Ah, but see if I paint it chrome, I won't have to make a new signature.

    Just kidding. OF COURSE color-match!
     
  6. May 6, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    BBiggs

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    I just got it!
    Alright. So I kept going. I put some Red Pearl paint on it:

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    And I think it looks pretty nice, now! Figured I'd sand and paint my hitch while I've got her in the garage:

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    And might as well paint the V6 black as well:

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    So what do you guys think? That rock chip seems to have benefited me.
     
  7. May 6, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    Okkine

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    Looks Great!! I've pretty much learned that the only way to prevent rock chips is to not drive it...
     
  8. May 6, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    coffeesnob

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    looks really good,
     
  9. May 6, 2010 at 4:08 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    My grill and sig pic don't match either.:) Looks good!

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  10. May 6, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    Looks really good actually!
     
  11. May 6, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    Looks very good!
     
  12. May 6, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    I just got it!
    Thanks, everyone! I'm going to satoshi the crap out of it next week, I just ran out of time, so I didn't wanna start cutting anything up.

    Also I never clear coated because I knew I'd be repainting when I satoshi'd. Anyone have any suggestions as to which clear coat I should get? Thanks!
     
  13. May 6, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    Do the bumper, that looks great!
     
  14. May 7, 2010 at 12:20 AM
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    I liked the sanded look on the chrome. Looked like brushed stainless steel.
     
  15. May 7, 2010 at 12:31 AM
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    I just got it!
    Yeah, I kinda wished there just wasn't a rock chip, because after sanding the chrome the rock chip was still there. If it wasn't I would have rolled with brushed metal until I decided to satoshi.
     
  16. May 7, 2010 at 12:32 AM
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    I just got it!


    Do what to the bumper? Do you mean paint the rear bumper red?
     
  17. May 7, 2010 at 5:33 AM
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    or black...
     
  18. May 7, 2010 at 5:55 AM
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    looks great
     
  19. May 7, 2010 at 5:58 AM
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    you did a great job fixing that stupid rock chip! good luck with the satoshi :popcorn:
     
  20. May 7, 2010 at 6:52 AM
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    Nice job!
     
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