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Satoshi grille in progress....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FLAtacoma05, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Mar 4, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    FLAtacoma05

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    bought stuff yesterday for a satoshi, waiting on the fiberglass to dry but forgot the body filler/bondo so im out to get that now. hopefully i can get it done by tonight. will post pics of before and after:drunk::drunk::drunk:
     
  2. Mar 4, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    sweet cant wait to see it
     
  3. Mar 4, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    Ill be doing mine this weekend!!!!
     
  4. Mar 4, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    Awesome!! I might be visiting crestview one weekend :D....Id like to do a Satoshi on my rig but ive never worked with fiberglass or bondo lol.. Cant wait to see pics!
     
  5. Mar 4, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    More sanding than you think to get all done tonight, mine ate up the better part of the weekend, but good luck! Hope all turns put well!!!
     
  6. Mar 4, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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  7. Mar 4, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    almost done with mine .... started last Thursday had alot of interruptions so still not done. Been driving around without a front. I have to admit it was a pain in the ass but I think it looks good so far.. should be done tonite or in the morning. I'll post pics then.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    FLAtacoma05

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    it was a failure haha it was ugly. i couldnt get the bondo in the corners sanded down properly so you could definitely see where the bondo was.... gotta buy one off ebay now
     
  9. Mar 4, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    great....now im even more afraid to do mine jk lol :D You buying a Satoshi on ebay or another oem grille?
     
  10. Mar 4, 2010 at 10:02 PM
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    just a cheap oem grille and then color match it
     
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    X2:woot::woot:
     
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    I used the plastic piece and epoxy method posted on here for mine last weekend. It was a LONG project. I estimated 20 hours including waiting on stuff to dry. Like someone else said. A LOT of sanding. I wouldn't just give up on it. Just keep working on it until you get it fixed.
     
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    Possibly x3 if I can get to it Sunday. Was hoping to start Saturday, but they just informed us we're going to 6/13s at work. I may only do the BHLM Sunday, and then catch the Satoshi next weekend.
     
  14. Mar 5, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    i just cant get the bondo smoothed out inside the corners. i made the mistake of putting the fiberglasss on each side of the grill. 2 on the left and two on the right. i should of used tapeon one....
     
  15. Mar 5, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    maybe i just need to get some bigger grit paper. i been using 600 and 800. lol im making myself work harder
     
  16. Mar 5, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    haha, yeah. used 320 and 400 grit myself. :)
     
  17. Mar 5, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    pics of the fail?
     
  18. Mar 5, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    Like Kevin said, get some courser sandpaper. You can even use 180-220 to get the shape close then go finer when you are close.

    You can do it!

    Another trick in tight curves is to put the paper on a rubber hose of the right diameter to help prevent flat spots and to use softer flexible pads for any gentle curves.
     
  19. Mar 5, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    Wow, if your sanding down bare fiberglass use 60 or 80, not higher hundreds, no wonder not getting anywhere. As you get close to level with the rest of the grill move into 100, 150. Add your body filler and work that down with 150 to 200. Primer it, then move up to 200-300 after shooting paint.

    At this point I'd cut off anything that the fiberglass is touching and graft in a piece of plastic from home depot/lowes.

    Sidenote for reference, cut off wheels are used to cut fiber glass down.
     
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