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So If I Wanted To Paint My Inner Grill...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by IrishPilot, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Feb 27, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    IrishPilot

    IrishPilot [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ive got a colormatched grill on my Off Road, but its the newer gen with the gray not the black...

    Mine (sorry....only pic, but you know what the new gen interior grill looks like)
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    Other:
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    Any suggestions about how to go about painting mine black? Im just not sold on the look of grillcraft, satoshi, etc. yet (though Ive never seen one in person) so I seem to prefer the stock.

    Thoughts or suggestions?
     
  2. Feb 27, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    hemitruk

    hemitruk Well-Known Member

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    tundra racing lowering kit with tsb springs ,Qa1shocks , VII performance rear sway bars. 4runner limited replica rims 20x8.5 +25 rims, 265 x50 x20 nexans . 2012 up front end conversion with xrunner lower grill and spoilers
    For paint choice i say go with bumper and trim black.Has a satin finish like factory look.Duplicolor and VHT has good ones .If going for gloss look I had good results with rustolium high performance gloss black .Its on the thicker side and comes out smooth and glossy(test spray something so you know how it comes out).I think satin black would look best but your choice.
    Just prep inner grill (sand ,clean,)mask outher grill and should be ready to paint. Its a good idea to spray primmer sealer first but not necesary.Just seals bottom paint from one you spaying on to prevent any problems.(rare if preped good)
    I painted only my cross bars so took a long time to mask ,but youre painting entire inner grill so masking is easier. Take your time and it should come out great.
    Just sitting around waiting to see whats up with tsunami warning .Supose to hit in an hour .Doesnt seem to be big but you never know.

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  3. Feb 27, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    cornwall325

    cornwall325 Toyota newbie...

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    Great job and I love how you painted your grill!
     
  4. Feb 27, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    IrishPilot

    IrishPilot [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info bud. Best of luck in all the Tsunami action!
     
  5. Feb 27, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I painted mine black by roughing it up with sandpaper, applying adhesion promoter, and a few coats of rustoleum flat black. It turned out great. I have, however, since switched to a grillcraft.

    Good luck it will look great.
     
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