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Satoshi Grille Service

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade' started by blackhawke88, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    Spootypuff

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    That's a good looking grille in the OP :D
     
  2. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    I would like to buy a new color matched grille from TRDParts (I think this is the place) and ship it to you to have this done. Let me know if this will work for you. If it is alright I will have to buy the new one so it could take a week or so for me to get it. Another couple days to ship it to you. That would put it about 2 to 3 weeks out. Let me know. I have no issue paying you in advance for your services.
     
  3. Nov 3, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    Has anyone on here color matched their grill surround? Does it actually match the paint on your truck. And does it last? sorry for all the questions
     
  4. Nov 3, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 [OP] wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    Thanks, IIRC there is a certifit supplier in San Diego, thats the only one i know about. Did a google maps search and didnt find any near me, sorry.

    TRDparts is where I got my color matched grille a couple years ago, they are good people to work with. Sounds like a good plan, just pm me so there is a paper trail.

    I few people have and they look good. it all depends on the prep work and the clearcoating. If you buy the correct paint and apply it correctly, it should match the rest of the truck.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 [OP] wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    sorry didnt get a chance to yesterday...truck had to go into the shop due to an oil leak. Can you post some pics of the back of urs too? :p
     
  6. Nov 3, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 [OP] wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    FYI I have two members committed. If yall want, wait for me to finish their grilles to see if they vouch for me.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    I'll let everyone know how it is :D
     
  8. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    Looking forward to more pictures. San Jose State?
     
  9. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    blackhawke88 [OP] wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    nope Santa Clara University baby
     
  10. Nov 3, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    Nice, I almost went there but seeing as I grew up in Santa Clara I wanted to be a little farther from home.

    UC Davis ftw!
     
  11. Nov 4, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    I have been doing some research on a concern of mine on doing a satoshi grille and color-matching the grille surround in one go. When painting the grille surround or the inner recessed surround, the other portion needs to be taped. A color matched satoshi mod requires both surfaces to be painted. 3M tape does not recommend taping over paint that is less than 3 months old. Given I use kylon fusion paint on the inner recessed surround and it dries relatively fast, I plan to paint the inner surround first, wait at least 24 hours, and cover that part up with as much newspaper and as little tape as I can along the edges as possible. This will most likely add another day in my turnaround time.

    I will be working on a grille like this very soon and I will let everyone know how taping over 24 hours fresh kylon tape turns out.
     
  12. Nov 4, 2009 at 4:12 PM
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    well, you could always separate the color/chrome part from the black part of the grille and the plastic weld back together when your done. this would make painting so much easier!
     
  13. Nov 4, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    ^ I was thinking about that, dremeling the two sections apart, but a plastic welder is a hell of an investment...i might look for one on CL, but I have not used one before. I think for now I just need to be really delicate when taping
     
  14. Nov 4, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    you dont need to dremel (as far as i know), i think its just those clips on the backside. get a knife and bend the tabs back and then just cut the parts that are welded together. i belive you can use a simple soldering iron to weld them back together. maybe throw on some epoxy for good measure?
     
  15. Nov 4, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuA6d49Z7Rc
    I saw this on youtube and it looks like I can do it with a soldering iron. I might try to take mine apart and put it back together before doing it on others just to be sure.
     
  16. Nov 4, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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  17. Nov 4, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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  18. Nov 4, 2009 at 9:37 PM
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    same. i think i'm gonna do it.. gotta get ahold of a spare grill!!
     
  19. Nov 4, 2009 at 9:48 PM
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    Grill has been ordered and is in the mail to me.. Will reroute once it get's to me (Test fit)..

    Will pm you when ready to ship to you..

    OH YEAH!! I'M IN!!
     
  20. Nov 4, 2009 at 10:08 PM
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    ^ lol im filling in at work right now cuz coworkers at vegas, dam ur city and all its vices!
     

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