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Should I paint my Billet grille black ?

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

  1. Apr 2, 2010 at 3:44 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk [OP] Stay lifted my friends !

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    Should I undercoat my Grille inserts black? I undercoated the lower bumper grille and kinda like it.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Apr 2, 2010 at 4:04 AM
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    Blue76

    Blue76 Well-Known Member

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    I thought about using that same or similar grill and I was going to powdercoat it black. I just havent got to that yet... But something like that is really a personal choice.

    Also... I am building a light bar similar to yours... can you tell me how much room is between the bumper and the back of the light bar? AND... what are the dimensions of the light tabs..

    Greg
     
  3. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:19 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk [OP] Stay lifted my friends !

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    search fourwheelparts.com for smitty-built light bar. That's where I bought it. It's roughly about 2" from bumper..Tabs roughly 1"x1" for light attachment.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2010 at 5:42 AM
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    normbal

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    I like the way Jerry Doyle (jerrydoyle.com) puts it"

    "You're a lot happier if she's happy and you're unhappy than if you're happy and she's unhappy."
     
  5. Apr 2, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Not a fan of billet grilles in general, but especially don't like the chrome.

    Paint it black.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    lembowski

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  7. Apr 3, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk [OP] Stay lifted my friends !

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    Thanks for the input guys. Grille is off the truck and being painted black right now. Decided to ditch the hood scoop grille, keep it simple..Thanks TW..[​IMG]
     
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