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Should I herculine the hood?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 45acp, Jul 28, 2011.

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Should I herculine?

Poll closed Aug 27, 2011.
  1. Yes

    28 vote(s)
    36.8%
  2. No

    39 vote(s)
    51.3%
  3. Who cares

    9 vote(s)
    11.8%
  1. Jul 28, 2011 at 8:27 AM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Don't laugh too hard, but I was thinking about herculining the grill and hood.

    The grill used to be chrome and I color matched it a year and a half ago. WY seems to be hard on vehicles and it received some wind damage from a 'sand storm' of sorts. The paint on the grill and hood are chipped all to hell and instead of trying to have it repainted... should I herculine it? Cheaper, easier, and would prevent chipping. I was gonna at least try and stay with the lines/styling so it doesn't look like crap. What do you guys think?

    Right after color matching
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    Chipped paint
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    Sorry for the crappy photoshop, but this is kinda what I had in mind...
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  2. Jul 28, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    username

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    Yes. I did my whole truck in it. If you don't paint over the top of it it starts to fade after about a year. You could even color match it to your factory paint. I also did the chrome bumpers on my wifey's 2500HD and just rattle canned it and it hasn't faded.
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  3. Jul 28, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    KBToyota

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    I wouldnt unless your gonna keep the truck for a LONG time... most people would not want to buy it after you do it is my bet... but if you going to keep it until the wheels fall off by all means.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    JLee

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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    I would do it in Rustoleum spray on bed liner I dod my bumpers, sliders and bushwhackers and it looks good.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.

    I don't see why everyone cares so much about resale value. I build my rigs the way I want and I don't give a crap about resale I keep my stuff until the wheels fall off I don't buy a truck to build it and sell it I build and keep it.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    the design you had looks like a car bra. just do the whole hood!

    this. looks much better than the roll on herculiner. I did my grill and has been great for over a year now.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    KBToyota

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    You just answered your own comment... you buy a truck to keep. A lot o people trade every couple of years
     
  8. Jul 28, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    i accidentally voted no, but if your keeping it do it!
     
  9. Jul 28, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Oh I plan on running this thing into the ground. I'll never sell it.:D


    Well shit, if I do the whole hood, I might as well do the whole truck! Don't tempt me, because I love how username's truck looks.:D
     
  10. Jul 28, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    Your truck is sweet! I always thought about doing that to a vehicle.


    OP like nike says JUST DO IT!
     
  11. Jul 28, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    Yeah i find that retarded they pay off there truck and feel they need a new one because they don't have a payment any more :crazy: I love not having a payment it gives me more money to play around with. i just don't see the point of paying so much for a truck just to turn around and sell it every few years for way less after you've made it your own.
     
  12. Jul 28, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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  13. Jul 28, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    I wasn't able to find a Tacoma with it, but found a Nissan. Maybe that'll help get an idea

    [​IMG]


    If you do bedline the hood, i suggest doing it to the wheels too. It'll really help complete the look.
     
  14. Jul 28, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Davestaco from CoTTORA herculined his hood. Doesn't look too bad I suppose.

    [​IMG]

    Is there any prep I need to do before putting bedliner on? Like removing the clear coat?
     
  15. Jul 28, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    Yeah, if you get the kit it comes with a scotch brite pad. You want the surface rough sanded. If its smooth the liner wont stick, it needs a mechanical bond. so it will peel up.
    By step dad took a brand new Super duty in for line X and they told him to beat the hell out of the bed first and the liner will hold better if it has a rough surface.
     
  16. Jul 28, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    I say DO IT Bro. Agree w/ HomeRunner - hit the wheels too. maybe the flares, bed.....
     
  17. Jul 28, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    Slightly off topic... but I have to agree with you. Seems that many get caught in the "vehicle envy" or the "keeping up with the Jones" routine.

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  18. Jul 28, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    it will fade btw...give it a little time, and its now time to paint over it..

    herculiner=more work down the road

    to each his own!
     
  19. Jul 28, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    Sand it down (medium grade), acetone to clean, then about 3 coats of herculine/bedliner.

    it also doesnt clean very well so just a fair warning. but doing it will add a neat overall look to the truck.
     
  20. Jul 28, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    dont do that! looks pretty not good

    maybe if it was the whole truck

    i would start with just a rattle can

    i personally love primer flat/matte look
     
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