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to paint or not to paint....no longer the question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by beaver_scott, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Sep 3, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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    beaver_scott

    beaver_scott [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I finally decided to pull the trigger and paint my chrome bumper according to instructions on how to paint over chrome. I guess we'll see how she holds up.
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    just have to let it cure a bit more before I wet sand the clear coat.
     
  2. Sep 3, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    Looks good! What write up did you use?
     
  3. Sep 3, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    beaver_scott

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    i just googled how to paint a chrome surface.
     
  4. Sep 3, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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    macgyver

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    Mine has been painted for about 2 years now and it's holding up well with the exception of a dime sized spot where I accidentally closed my garage door on the bumper (forgot I rolled the truck back a few inches to get something out of the toolbox). I have a few other tiny rock chips on the sides but they haven't gotten any bigger or started peeling.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2012 at 1:41 AM
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    808hiker

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    Well done!
     
  6. Sep 4, 2012 at 5:48 AM
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    Raz4back

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    Nice job!
     
  7. Sep 4, 2012 at 6:07 AM
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    4banger09

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    I think I have the same color truck what paint did you use?
     
  8. Sep 4, 2012 at 7:46 AM
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    schleygo

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    That looks like a decent job. I need to muster up the cojones to do this. I have been kind of holding off on doing this cause I am afraid of screwing up.

    I would like to see the final result after the clear cures
     
  9. Sep 4, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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    LoadedTaco

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    That looks good! I think I am going to have this done. I would do it myself but there is no way I would have the patience to do a good enough job for my standards.
     
  10. Sep 4, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    SCSPerformance

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    that looks like a job well done. maybe you could provide us the link you used on how to prep and paint chrome.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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    beaver_scott

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    I used automotivetouchup.com for my primer, paint and clear coat. The color of my truck/ the paint I used was impulse red pearl, paint code 3p1.
    The basics of painting chrome is to sand the surface very well with a 220 grit then sand again with a 320 grit. Once it is all sanded you use a couple light coats of self etching primer, about 2-3 coats of regular primer, 3 coats of base coat/color, and 3-4 coats clear coat. automotivetouchup.com has good instructions on how to paint properly. I used them for the products I painted my grill with...however I purchased a non-chrome grill to paint.
     

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