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To paint hood...or leave it black?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jonny, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Jun 21, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    jonny

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    just threw on my sport hood to check the fitment. it is the unpainted black from the factory...but kinda glossy.(factory hood unpainted) i am kind of liking the black hood. kinda goes w he silver/black theme i am goin for. i am going to eventually paint it silver...but wondering what you guys thought of it staying black.
    LMK just for fun.
    thanks:thumbsup:
    John
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  2. Jun 21, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    Looks good. Although it does cross the lines over the ricer/tuner crowd. Just depends on your taste.

    I don't think the finish will hold up very well though.
     
  3. Jun 21, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    Paint it, but leave the actual scoop black.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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    Yeah...I'd be worried about whatever made it a "lil glossy" not really being made to be a final finish.

    It looks pretty sharp...Good contrast and what not
     
  5. Jun 21, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    it DOES kinda cross the ricer boundary..
    lol
    derek,
    Ya i wanna paint it silver when i get the spare coinage and leave the black scoop insert black. different..
    thanks for the opinions guys :thumbsup:
     
  6. Jun 21, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    That would look sick. :D :D
     
  7. Jun 21, 2009 at 1:50 PM
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    Fire931

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    leave it black and paint the grill surround black to.. would be an interesting look i think. i've always said i want to paint the top of my scoop flat black... you will find at times when the sun is setting it will reflect off the scoop directly into your eyes and theres really nothing you can do about it.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    thanks for the headsup fire. thank god it is an oem hood. no fitment issues at all
    :thumbsup:
     
  9. Jun 21, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    Paint it and leave the scoop black.

    Did you get the insert in ?
     
  10. Jun 21, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    yupp. went down to home depot and found some small thick screws in the specialty drawer :D
    thanks for the help man
     
  11. Jun 21, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    I would leave it John. It goes good with the lower bumper.

    Can you wax a non finished hood?
     
  12. Jun 21, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    paint the scoop gray
     
  13. Jun 21, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    hey how much did u pay for that hood?
     
  14. Jun 21, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    the black primer will not hold up to the sun. paint is the same color as truck anyway
     
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    I see a red door and I want it painted black
    No colors anymore I want them to turn black
    I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
    I have to turn my head until my darkness goes
    I see a line of cars and theyre all painted black
    With flowers and my love both never to come back
    I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
    Like a new born baby it just happens evry day
    I look inside myself and see my heart is black
    I see my red door and it has been painted black
    Maybe then Ill fade away and not have to face the facts
    Its not easy facin up when your whole world is black

    No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
    I could not foresee this thing happening to you
    If I look hard enough into the settin sun
    My love will laugh with me before the mornin comes

    I see a red door and I want it painted black
    No colors anymore I want them to turn black
    I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
    I have to turn my head until my darkness goes
    Hmm, hmm, hmm,...
    I wanna see it painted, painted black
    Black as night, black as coal
    I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
    I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black
    Yeah!
     
  16. Jun 21, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    lmao!
    took me a min...:D
     
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    Sometimes the sun reflecting off the back of the scoop can be really annoying. Makes me think about the old Mopars with the wide flat black stripe on the hood/scoop. pretty good idea.
     
  18. Jun 21, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    that looks cool. maybe paint it and leave the scoop black like everyone else is saying.
     
  19. Jun 21, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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    Color Match is the best IMHO. If you're going Black, then get the CF Hood to complete the look. Good pick up!
     
  20. Jun 21, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    it looks like a lifted X-runner
     
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