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Thoughts on painting recovery hook red?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by UAL777jet, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Dec 6, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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    UAL777jet

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    Looks stout enough to meet my needs!
     
  2. Dec 6, 2018 at 3:25 PM
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    Thanks for the the quick response time and pics, warming it up for paint now!
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2018 at 3:27 PM
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    Gunshot-6A

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    I had good luck with red brake caliper paint. Not sure what you are using, just thought I would contribute.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2018 at 3:31 PM
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    Joe23

    Joe23 Technically, alcohol is a solution

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    Check build thread
    If you plan to use it given its not that strong I suggest you use a line dampener when using it to be safe .Last thing you want is that chunk of steel flying.

    Even with mine being the ARB I still use one because the rigging could still fail. A shackle flying is not fun

    Given you can get a line dampener for $15cnd from princess auto, which is pretty much our version of harbor freight I'm sure you can get them there pretty cheap
     
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  5. Dec 6, 2018 at 3:33 PM
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    I used new holland red tractor paint. Only because my wife has some family in that area where they used to make the tractors. tractor Paint's held up well to pulling a buddy out once.

    the red really helped in the crud. Everything else is black, and looks very simliar when the bottom is covered in mud. the red really stands out and helps you find the hook quickly when you need it.
     
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  6. Dec 6, 2018 at 3:54 PM
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    That was the plan, but it was dried up from my 2002 Red Lexus SC430 days!
     
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  7. Dec 6, 2018 at 3:55 PM
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    I'd use the hitch
     
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  8. Dec 6, 2018 at 3:58 PM
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    Thanks for the idea. Bought some red plasti dip the other day at walmart tired. Went for black to do my emblems. Didnt realize till I read your post i had red. Haha.
     
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  9. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:03 PM
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  10. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:48 PM
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  11. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:03 PM
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  12. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:40 PM
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    The fun thing about fishing is that you never know what you will catch! Oh wait! It’s a Gen 2, throw it back!:rofl:
     
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  13. Dec 6, 2018 at 11:39 PM
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    I painted mine red... Looks solid... Just used some rustoleum...
     
  14. Dec 7, 2018 at 4:01 AM
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    desmodue

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    The stock recovery hook is forged steel. Not weak ass flame cut A36 steel plate.
     
  15. Dec 7, 2018 at 5:17 AM
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    paint your nose red and see if anyone noticed it before you paint tow hook
     
  16. Dec 7, 2018 at 5:27 AM
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    Do it
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