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Should I paint the truck or not

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' 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 4:12 PM
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    Sniper#830

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    Paint It!!! Nice work on the photoshop also...
     
  2. May 18, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    Untamed_SS

    Untamed_SS Stayed Up Too Late

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    I'm a pretty big fan of black and white. Whatever you decide to do, it'll look good man. :thumbsup:
     
  3. May 18, 2009 at 4:19 PM
    #43
    epa4wd

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    I like it, but since I have not seen one in real life in person (base model, painted bumpers) I have doubts, my biggest concern is that the front bumper cover is very BIG, if I paint it if you look at the truck sideways the bumper will look huge, those who have fender flares do not notice this because the flares extend down to the bumper and when you look at the truck sideways the flares hide part of the bumper and makes the bumper look proportional to the rest of the truck. Who knows maybe Im over thinking it to much.
     
  4. May 18, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    jefferson

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    paint for sure. Exactly the way in the pic. Thats rad. I approve. All other opinions suck.
     
  5. May 18, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Yea, color match it. Personally I dislike the white trucks with black'd out fronts, looks... riceish or such (like an unpainted CF hood on a white rice). Also, WHLM would be sick color matched.
     
  6. May 18, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    derekabraham

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    You pretty much need to paint it. :D
     
  7. May 18, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    Somebody already did it, it looks sick too...
     
  8. May 18, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    Don't waste your money.....................
     
  9. May 18, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    epa4wd

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    I will be selling some of my hobby related stuff to get this done, I wont touch what I have saved in the bank.
     
  10. May 19, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    jonny

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    haha, its a no brainer
    :thumbsup: paint it man
     
  11. May 19, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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    You should do the handles too but leave the mirrors black
     
  12. May 19, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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  13. May 19, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    Paint it! Looks really good in the pic. :thumbsup:
     
  14. May 21, 2009 at 3:25 PM
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    No doubt! Paint that bad boy!!!!:D
     
  15. May 21, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    There is an easy solution to that... get the fender flairs :D I think it'd look sick imo.
     
  16. May 21, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    neslerrah

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    I would like to see it all white.
     
  17. May 21, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    epa4wd

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    I would but with the low profile tire Im running I dont think it will look good, unless i can get a hold of some X-Runner flares which are thinner and be able to modify them so they extend completely down.

    I will paint it, but if will be a few weeks or 2 months before I do it, Im selling stuff I don't use anymore and a few parts from my previous truck that I still have.

    Thanks for the votes and comments, it really helped me out, Tacoma World rocks!
     
  18. May 21, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    steve r

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    An illusion ,makes the truck look bigger and longer .
     
  19. Jul 10, 2010 at 4:02 AM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    i can't see the pics. sadmylife
     
  20. Jul 10, 2010 at 6:15 AM
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    StandingCow

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    Me either... odd.
     
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