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Step-by-step TRD wheel paint project

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by dal3_gribble, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Jun 13, 2018 at 1:36 PM
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    dal3_gribble

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  2. Jun 22, 2018 at 11:43 AM
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    After seeing this I wish I had done it instead of springing for the TRD Pro wheels. That made a huge difference
     
  3. Jun 23, 2018 at 6:20 PM
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    cementgreynicktrd

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    i saw the can you used to prime , what was the can to do the finish//top coats with
     
  4. Jun 23, 2018 at 6:29 PM
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    Nice write up! I’ve always liked those wheels and they look even better all black
     
  5. Jun 23, 2018 at 6:33 PM
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    Good job! those wheels look good. thanks for the write up.. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Jun 24, 2018 at 12:08 PM
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    I used the all in one primer/paint if you look at the original picture.
     
  7. Jun 24, 2018 at 12:16 PM
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    One more picture for those on the fence of whether to keep stock rims or go aftermarket... Just sayin...

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jun 24, 2018 at 1:09 PM
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    so the spray can primer is also u used for finish?

    looks awsome and saved alot of money! maybe blackout headlights now the cement grey with black accents look sharp!
     
  9. Jun 24, 2018 at 1:15 PM
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    Looks great! I Derped mine and added the Red TRD resin decal and it truly changed the whole look of these wheels. I think I like your gloss finish better, but will stay with the Derp for now nice job!

    Also on your lift how’s the ride with just the front coil overs and blocks in rear?
     
  10. Jun 24, 2018 at 2:09 PM
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    Amazed that someone can pay all that money for a truck then ghetto rattle can their machined aluminum wheels but each their own. Wow
     
  11. Jun 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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    No one cares for your comment. GTFO
     
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    Another thing I gotta do, looks much better!
     
  13. Jun 24, 2018 at 10:02 PM
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    "I really care about your random internet criticism" --nobody ever
     
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  14. Jun 24, 2018 at 10:29 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Cute
     
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  15. Jun 25, 2018 at 7:24 AM
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    I'd really like to see someone do this in gunmetal. Maybe it will be me, if I decide I can't hold out for Ray 10 any longer.
     
  16. Jun 25, 2018 at 7:57 AM
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    How about white? First gen Tundra wheels. Stripped, sanded, etching primer, duplicolor 040 white, and 3 coats of clear.


     
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  17. Jun 25, 2018 at 8:04 AM
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    You guys are so predictable lol. Go ahead and rattle can the wheels on your $40k truck. Its ok to have low standards. I'll do it the right way if I want black wheels :)
     
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  18. Jun 25, 2018 at 8:27 AM
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    Powder coating is of course a good option depending on what your usage is. If it’s a street only truck then at 10x the price sure it’s a very nice finish unless your in a salty environment. If your going to take the truck off road , at all, and have the chance of scarring the wheels then paint easily touched up or resprayed all together. I wasn’t about to pay the price of powder coating when I knew I’d have to touch them up you’ll never get a good match
     
  19. Jun 25, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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    But you don't need to sand when you plastdip...that's kind of a big selling point about dipping instead of painting.
     
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  20. Jun 25, 2018 at 1:33 PM
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    I know you did the 2 light coats in the beginning 2-3 minutes apart, but how long did you wait between each coat after the light coats?
     

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