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Satoshi do it yourself'ers: A few questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by basilhayden, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Oct 1, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    basilhayden

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    I have a '10 white tacoma and am seriously considering taking on this project. My grill is chrome and I would like to paint it white. For those that have painted theirs, what brand did you use and was it matched pretty closely? Where can I get the mesh? Lastly, I am considering putting the FJcruiser toyota emblem in the grill. How is that attatched to the mesh? I'm sure I'm forgetting something, so if you have any tips, please give them. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Oct 1, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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    If you search satoshi, it should give you plenty of results to answer all your questions and more.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    Paint- i used duplicolor, i have heard white is the hardest to match, i wasnt happy with my clear coat
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/de...r-matched-my-grill-clear-coat-isnt-shiny.html
    Emblem- heres how i did mine
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...school-toyota-badge-question.html#post5514923
    Mesh- i got a grillcraft thats pricey tho, customcargrilles.com sells different styles in sheets

    Oh ya and try search if you havnt yet, im sure you will find better info than i provided

    Oh ya again... Go for it! Its not very hard and it changes the whole look of your front end you will be happy you did it
     
  4. Oct 1, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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    I used expanded metal for mine
     
  5. Oct 1, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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    Lol I just used chicken wire from lowes. Unless u are sniffing the grill it isn't noticeable. If I can figure how to post a picfrom my phone ill show

    image.jpg
     
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    How sturdy is the mesh from custom car grilles?
     
  8. Oct 2, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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    where can i find a colormatch grille? I haven't been able to find one. I have found a grille from partsgeek that homertaco uses but it has to be painted.
     
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    Camelback toyota, they are a vendor on here, or create a WTB thread and you might get a better deal
     
  10. Oct 2, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    Its holding up great so far.. The tape that came with the fasteners didnt hold so well so I ended up using Gorilla glue and now that things going nowhere!
     
  11. Oct 2, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    Custom car grilles mesh is great. That's what I used. To attach the FJ Toyota badge I cut off the mounts with a Dremel and epoxied several 1/2" bolts to the back. I could have just used 3M tape but I wanted something stronger.
     
  13. Oct 2, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    Most of what customcargrills.com supplies is .032 thick which is about the same thickness as the "gutter guard" material you'd find in a hardware store. It will do the job but if impacted by a rock will dent easily.

    I've used their mesh sucessfully on a couple builds but I prefer my own.:eek: I use a mesh that is twice the thickness - .063

    To the OP - Unless you are doing a bunch at once it pays to purchase a colormatched grill from a dealership rather then getting an aftermarket one painted. Just be sure to keep the outer surround well protected while doing the mod!

    Best of luck with your build! :thumbsup:
     
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