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The Fire has faded...horns of fire that is. Now what?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Celtic, Dec 16, 2010.

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What to do with faded horns

Poll closed Jan 15, 2011.
  1. Strip color and leave plain

    8.3%
  2. Strip and paint (post color suggestion please)

    37.5%
  3. Polish them to an ooh Shiney....

    54.2%
  1. Dec 16, 2010 at 11:39 PM
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    Celtic

    Celtic [OP] Tactical Trunk Monkey

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    Ok here's my dilemma, I got my horns of fire several months back, and I noticed a month later, the color was much faded, and now I cant bear to look at them being so faded. So now what? I was wondering what your guys and gals might think would be a good idea... pics and Poll below :)

    I just trimmed the front mud flaps, and I am planning to do the BHLM soon.

    [​IMG] - Front

    [​IMG] -Back
     
  2. Dec 16, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    Paint ?
     
  3. Dec 16, 2010 at 11:41 PM
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    xroller

    xroller Blowin by em sideways

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    Torch it..... Gives it that nice blue burnt look if you do it right...:)
     
  4. Dec 16, 2010 at 11:48 PM
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    Celtic

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    Oh...heat treating to aluminum...I like the idea, But if it was steel, titanium, or Stainless steel it would be easy, but aluminum doesn't do that under heat unfortunately. But props for thinking out side the box.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2010 at 11:51 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    What was the finish originally ?
     
  6. Dec 16, 2010 at 11:54 PM
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    Celtic

    Celtic [OP] Tactical Trunk Monkey

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    It was anodized, to look like fire.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Dec 16, 2010 at 11:56 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    Wow , pretty cool effect . Redoing it is out of the question ?
     
  8. Dec 16, 2010 at 11:57 PM
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    Celtic

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    Yeah I think so, since I bought them this way, and they faded so quick. :(
     
  9. Dec 16, 2010 at 11:59 PM
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    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    That sucks , UV radiation .

    I wonder if you could seal it with a UV inhibiting product ?
     
  10. Dec 17, 2010 at 12:01 AM
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    kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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    Color match to the body of your truck?
     
  11. Dec 17, 2010 at 12:04 AM
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    Color matching, I was thinking of it. I could fix the damage on my hood at the same time, from the damn bug deflector.
     
  12. Dec 17, 2010 at 12:16 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    looking bitchen
     
  13. Dec 17, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    tinker_troy

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    I wonder if you could find someone to airbrush it back the way it was and then clear coat it.
    Of course the cost might be a little high for that.
     
  14. Dec 17, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    Polish them! thats what i did.

    Edit: Here is the before and after
    Before
    [​IMG]

    After
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Dec 17, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    i vote leave it off the truck
     
  16. Dec 17, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    What did you use to polish, a dremel or by hand?

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Dec 17, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    That my friend is 100% hand polishing. Started with 400g to knock down the milling, then 600g, then 1000g, then 2000g. Then took some mothers mag polish and a micro fiber and went to work. took about 2hrs. It wouldnt take you nearly as long though because you had your shot peened.
     
  18. Dec 17, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    All I can do is :bowdown: Maybe I found myself a project for over Christmas and New Years :D

    Looks great :thumbsup:
     
  19. Dec 17, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    powdercoat red??
     
  20. Dec 17, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    Mine faded too, I'm going to try and rattle can them back to original color and then UV protect them.
     
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