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Should I paint the truck or not

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by epa4wd, May 18, 2009.

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Should I paint it?

  1. No! Leave it as it is

    14 vote(s)
    7.3%
  2. Yes! Looks 10X better

    158 vote(s)
    82.7%
  3. Looks good either way

    19 vote(s)
    9.9%
  1. May 18, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    epa4wd

    epa4wd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys think, should I paint the bumpers and grill to match the truck, or should I leave it like it is, here are some comparison pics:

    Stock:

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    Painted: (Photochop)

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  2. May 18, 2009 at 9:30 AM
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    Lentsnh

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    Paint it NOW. It looks awesome
     
  3. May 18, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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    eordonez

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    do the BHLM, i think it will look good on your truck as is, but if you dont like it, it also would look good with the matched paint
     
  4. May 18, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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    AzPrerunner05

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    Yeah. Good photshop job! I like it color matched, w/ a bit of black on the lip.
    Go for it, a little one off look for your taco.
     
  5. May 18, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    Anthony999

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    I didnt think it would make that big of a difference at first, but once I saw my truck after they were painted, I was amazed at how much of a difference it makes. Definitely paint it.
     
  6. May 18, 2009 at 9:33 AM
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    BLUVVV

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    YUP! i think it looks way cleaner painted...do it!
     
  7. May 18, 2009 at 9:33 AM
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    AzPrerunner05

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    that's also an interesting one...
    leave the black bumper and grille surround...
    then, Satoshi w/ bhlm!
    just saying....
    it would look sick.
     
  8. May 18, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    BSPDX

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    Paint it!!
     
  9. May 18, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    AFButters

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    Paint the Truck Black to Match the bumpers.. then get black Rims..Black Tint, Black Emblems.. and Murder it out...


    well i guess just doing the bumpers white would be easier and looke good.
     
  10. May 18, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    Anthony999

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    Cheaper too
     
  11. May 18, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

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    Definitely Color Match the front end, it makes the front end look 100x better.
    speaking of BHLM, has anyone ever done white or another color instead of black?
     
  12. May 18, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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    epa4wd

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    Anthonny999 after seeing your truck and another user's (I don't remember his name) white painted base taco, its what has given me the urge to paint it, your truck looks great.

    Thats what Im shooting for, a clean look, something that someone who does not know about Tacomas would probably think that the truck came stock this way.

    I like the BHLM but like I mentioned above Im trying to shoot for a stock looking clean look, further down the road, when I want a change in look I will probably do it along with the satoshi.
     
  13. May 18, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    epa4wd

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    Yes there is a white tacoma with white headlights around and a red one with color matched headlights too.
     
  14. May 18, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    Anthony999

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    Im thinking about changing mine to white, because I got them off ebay and they didnt seel them right so now I have to clean up the inside of them so might as well change it.
     
  15. May 18, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    AzPrerunner05

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    There's a WHLM out there.
    I think there's a thread about this. I'm sure theres a speedway blue hlm, if not someone should do it
     
  16. May 18, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    Rippin101

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    Paint! Great job on Photoshop, looks real! :D
     
  17. May 18, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    The other Tacoma yur thinking of is speckdzl4shzl. He has a regular cab base with everything painted to match, BHLM tinted tails, and xrunner wheels
     
  18. May 18, 2009 at 9:50 AM
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    MUDFISH

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    another vote for painting it...
     
  19. May 18, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    epa4wd

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    I will go on Friday to get a quote for painting the 2 bumpers and grill, There is a place 5 minutes from my house, he worked on my Ranger and painted my brother's truck he does good work. I would prefer to take off the parts and take them to him instead of leaving the truck there if I decide to do it. How difficult is it to take the front bumper cover off????
     
  20. May 18, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    Whataboutbob

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    I'd paint 'em. The X-Runner wheels look awsome on your reg. cab!!
     
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