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Skid Plates.......again

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tilt, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Apr 20, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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    Tilt

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    Just ordered the factory skid plate for my '09. I should have it tomorrow.

    My question is this. If you were going to paint it black, and mask off the text "TRD".....leaving that the silver color - what paints would you use? I saw a similar skid plate here once. It was all black, and had TRD written on it. Anyways.....should I go to the expense of powder coating the black? Can you mask off an area when powder coating is involved? Or would I be good enough to just use some quality spray paints and do it myself? I have some skills in the paint area.....so I'm kind of wanting to try that.

    Looking for input. Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 20, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    i would paint it all black and then put a TRD decal on it
     
  3. Apr 20, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    I think they put a Vinyl saying "TRD" if im not mistaken?
     
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    Try and paint it if you feel like you can do it, save the extra $ for something else for the tacoo
     
  5. Apr 20, 2009 at 12:54 PM
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    Yeah, that sounds like a good plan. Wonder where I could get a decal like that? And I wonder how it would stand up to washes and weather?
     
  6. Apr 20, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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  7. Apr 20, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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  8. Apr 20, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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  10. Apr 20, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    Yes, go to walmart or an auto place and get a quart of paint on bed liner for $30 or a few rattle cans of spray on. It looks great, durable and easy to touch up when you gouge it.
     
  11. Apr 22, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    So I got the skid plate yesterday. Checked into powder coating......but that's WAY too much. I did some coats of spray and finished with a satin clear. Got the decals from a local place.

    Here's the project so far...

    [​IMG]

    Not sure if I should apply another clear coat over the decals. At this point, it's basically ready to go on.
     
  12. Apr 22, 2009 at 9:29 AM
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    good work, the thing with spray paint and bedline is you can touch it up. I would never powder coat something that's purpose is to get scratched up
     
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    Looks good. Looks too good. I'd be afraid of scratching it it looks so good.
     
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  15. Apr 22, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    So this local place...do they sell online? How much?
     
  16. Apr 22, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    Haha....thanks.

    That's the beauty of this item. It only cost a couple hundred bucks....and the decals and paint were cheap. If it gets all messed up eventually, I'll just do another one.
     
  17. Apr 22, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    It's a place in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada called 'Canada Custom Vehicles' ( http://www.ccvmotogarage.com/ ). They do all kind of mods for all kinds of vehicles. They have a guy on staff that just does graphics and what-not. The dude brought his laptop down to the main sales area.....and showed me some of the stock images he had. In litterally 5 minutes, he had the TRD image set-up as you see it. Off he went to cut it, and 20 mins later I was leaving the store.
     
  18. Apr 22, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    May not be the biggest mod ever. But it's a start for me.

    Here's the skid plate attached....

    [​IMG]

    Enjoy.
     
  19. Apr 22, 2009 at 3:39 PM
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    wow looks great +1
     
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    Looks good and the TRD matches the inner grille well.
     
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