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To paint...or not to paint

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Freeheelbillie, Jul 19, 2018.

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Pro paint or DIY Flat black

  1. Pro paint body color

    21 vote(s)
    91.3%
  2. DIY Flat black

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  1. Jul 19, 2018 at 8:18 AM
    #1
    Freeheelbillie

    Freeheelbillie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a "whiskey lick" on the passenger rear fender flare that has me considering a DIY flare paint job. I worked in a body shop as a kid so I have a good understanding of process and materials. Thinking about flat black. Thoughts? Or should I have a pro paint it body color?IMG_1093.jpg
     
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  2. Jul 19, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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    Slamuel

    Slamuel Christ is King

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    Please, whatever you do, do not paint your fender flares flat black lol. Looks awful. I vote keep it blue.
     
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  3. Jul 19, 2018 at 3:30 PM
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    Hadataco

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    That's too cool of a color to ruin with black. Body color all the way.
     
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  4. Jul 19, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    NepaTaco

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    Whilst I love black I'm gonna vote for body color. Flt black against that body color isn't gonna work in my opinion and I'm generally of the black it out no matter what mindset
     
  5. Jul 19, 2018 at 8:35 PM
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    lynlan1819

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    Way too nice a truck too skimp,have a body shop color match.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2018 at 8:36 PM
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    motodude95

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    Dude that’s such a sweet color, please don’t ruin that truck. It’s absolutely gorgeous.
     
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  7. Jul 19, 2018 at 8:40 PM
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    rblalliance

    rblalliance let the wookie win

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    Keep it body color
     
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  8. Jul 20, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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    Freeheelbillie

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    Body color it is!
     
  9. Jul 20, 2018 at 10:12 AM
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    TegoTaco

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    Body color.
     
  10. Jul 20, 2018 at 10:14 AM
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    Coot83

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    How bad is the lick? I have some good pins on mine, but hey man if you wheel it will happen again.
     
  11. Jul 20, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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    Skrain

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    The Blue won't work with Black flares. My red, on the other hand, does! Or at least I think it does...
     

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