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Satoshi Grille Ideas?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cajote2, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Jun 2, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    cajote2

    cajote2 [OP] Member

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    Hey guys can anyone here help me out with this what yall think about them. I am not very imaginitive so post pics if yall have any. Oh and could a body shop or whatever put it in for me i work 7 days a week.
     
  2. Jun 2, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    rmarqu2

    rmarqu2 YES... i am a murse....

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    I just finished mine yesterday and I definitely would put it in the "it's a bitch" category! It took me at least 6+hrs, just because you have to wait for something to dry after every step of the way.

    >cutting the original grill out- Easy
    >Sanding it flush- Easy
    >Fiberglass- Easy (surprisingly!), but took forever to dry!
    >Bondo- Hard! (for me anyways) you have to ge the mixture just right and then haul ass!! It starts to harden in like less than a minute once it's mixed! And don't put it on too thick unless you want sand for hours!
    >Sanding- Medium (time consuming!)
    >RE-Bondo- Easy (i had to patch up some places)
    >Priming/painting- Medium (the bumper is kinda hard to hand when wet with paint. I had to go back and sand over a spot that I messed up by touching with my fingers. I did three coats of primer, 30min apart, let dry 2hrs, then 4 coats of flat black, 30 min apart, let dry 12+ hrs)
    >Zip-tying grill to bumper- Easy!

    That should give you some perspective! Let me know if you have any questions
     
  3. Jun 2, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    cajote2

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    hey rmarqu2 thanks alot man lots of help.
    post some pics of your master piece
     
  4. Jun 2, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    rmarqu2

    rmarqu2 YES... i am a murse....

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    My truck was and still is dirty as hell because I went wheelin like 30min before I started working! So just focus on the grill! Lol
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  5. Jun 2, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    You can do it. You can use the dry time to do other things like hooking up the lights, getting the cable tie anchors set and epoxied and trimming the grill to fit. Also, some need to paint the radiator and that is a good time to do that too.

    I agree sanding sucks. If the bondo sets that fast, you may want to use a little less hardner to slow it down.
     
  6. Jun 2, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    sirwamz

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    I like this thread, I actually just finished buying all the materials I need but I'm scared to mess something up. At the same time I enjoy a good challenge. Don't be surprised if I PM any of ya'll in case I have any questions.
     
  7. Jun 2, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    rmarqu2

    rmarqu2 YES... i am a murse....

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    Oh yea, I sprayed the radiator with a quick coat of paint and let it dry over night. It ended up flaking off everytime I touched it. I clearly needed a few more coats. :)
     
  8. Jun 2, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    rmarqu2

    rmarqu2 YES... i am a murse....

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    I will definitely help anyone that needs it. Warning! I am hardly a professional! It I will offer support. Lol
     
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