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Satoshi Grill Re-assembly after painting

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Taco-Dazed, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. Apr 14, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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    Taco-Dazed

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    Hey guys,

    Just had to get my grill repainted.

    Now i had the inner plastic of the grill with the tabs, removed for painting.

    I know they are tabs that are melted on to the front (painted ) piece.

    These tabs had to be removed. My question now, is when i get it back what is the best way to re attach the two pieces together?



    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Apr 14, 2014 at 1:32 PM
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    TacoAlaMode

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    Depends on how they were removed. Best way would be that they straightened them and pulled them through. You can push them back through and either rebend them if they are solid enough to handle it.

    If they aren't strong enough to rebend or the most likely way that they removed them is they just cut them off, then the only way I can imagine getting them back together is to reach through the original hole with epoxy. It won't be easy and you need to be extra careful with the tabs that are close to the edge about the epoxy escaping and getting on your new paint.

    When I do a satoshi on a factory grill, I never seperate the inner and outer. But in those situations, the outer wasn't getting painted, but the inner section was. I just taped it up to protect the original paint.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2014 at 7:17 PM
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    Taco-Dazed

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    Hmmm well I guess I will find out soon when I get it back. Hopefully it's not too much of a pain to get it back together.
     

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