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Satoshi Concept Grille

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 1BlkT, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Aug 13, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    1BlkT

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    So I decided to try something a little different since 05prerunner & xr-ace said I should give it a try since I already had the Recessed Grill on my BSP prerunner so with the spare BSP grille I had I set out to make another one.

    In the process of sanding the recessed portion I got a little careless when sanding and sanded through the tape that I had covering the paint. Now I figured since I was going to have to get it painted I might as well try and be a little creative. So I scuffed up the paint and began thinking of ways to fill in the side vents.
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    I ended up going over to a local body shop and they gave me some green resin/jelly fiberglass stuff to fill it in.
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    After allowing it to harden I applied a very thin layer of bondo on top to fill in the imperfections and tried to sand it to a shape that was acceptable of my liking. I had to apply the bondo a few times due to all the sanding required and then I used spot filler for a couple little areas.
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    Now that I was happy with the results i applied adhesion promoter and then a couple coats of filler primer. After wet sanding with 1000 grit between coats I was pleased with the glassy smooth finish.
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    Right now I just dropped it off to have it repainted BSP. When I get it back I'll have to attach the metal and it should be good to go.

    I have no experience with any of this stuff really so I just folllowed the steps the body shop told me they would personally use. I'm sure there are other ways to do this or ways that would more than likely be better for doing something like this but I did what I could. As for the recessed portion I just followed the countless write ups.

    Hopefully I like the look of it after the countless hours spent on it, becuase I think I'll have a hard time selling something like this.
     
  2. Aug 13, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    Reznor88

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    Something different, nice! Can't wait to see the finished pics.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Well Done!
     
  4. Aug 13, 2009 at 12:37 PM
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    Packman73

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    Not my style but great job nonetheless. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Aug 13, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    LBtaco

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    looks good, I was thinking of something like this, covering those small side things and instead of cutting the center out, I would tape it off and colormatch it.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    fghtngsquirrel

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    Good ideas!
     
  7. Aug 13, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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  8. Aug 13, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    TRDKenE

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    its cool...and nice work...but when you do that it makes it look like a 1st gen grill...to me at least..
     
  9. Aug 13, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    Padilla1880

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    Nicely done!
     
  10. Aug 13, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    post pics when you get it installed...
     
  11. Aug 13, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    nice, I can't wait to see the finished product.
     
  12. Aug 13, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    subscribing.. wanna see it painted!
     
  13. Aug 13, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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    very cool.
     
  14. Aug 13, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    Me likey!
     
  15. Aug 13, 2009 at 10:23 PM
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    definitely looks first gen. Good work though, can't wait to see the outcome on black!
     
  16. Aug 13, 2009 at 10:27 PM
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  17. Aug 14, 2009 at 1:40 AM
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    the primer pick of the grill looks CLEAAAAn very interested in seeing how this grill turns out
     
  18. Aug 14, 2009 at 1:45 AM
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    Grill looks clean can't wait to see the finish product.
     
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  20. Aug 14, 2009 at 2:46 AM
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    Looks awesome! Look forward to seeing the final product.
     
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