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To Powdercoat and BHLM or leave the same

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TRDguyKC, May 11, 2009.

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To Powdercoat and BHLM or stay the same

  1. Stick with the Chrome

    77 vote(s)
    30.6%
  2. Go Black

    175 vote(s)
    69.4%
  1. May 11, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    TRDguyKC

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    Ok so here is the dilemma..... Having a hard time making a decision

    So as many of you know right now i have chrome rims and cleared headlights.... well i have been tossing up the idea of powdercoating my wheels black and doing the BHLM. Ill include a few pics, one of what it currently looks like and a few others of what it potentially could look like.

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  2. May 11, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    badguybuster

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    Bad ass ride. GO BLACK. Looks really good debadged. What lift is that? Nice wheels too. They would look great black.
     
  3. May 11, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    jdkeller

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    black!
     
  4. May 11, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    T-rev

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    I would leave it the same, I think chrome looks good every once in a while, especially when its really balanced like on your truck.
     
  5. May 11, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    BAP_29

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    i usually like black and havnt been to fond of chrome, but i would not touch your wheels. they look great the way the are. as for the front end, the mesh would look good, but i prefer it without the extra lights behind the grill.
     
  6. May 11, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    Fluffymonkey

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    I like it as is. It's unique! Not too many people going in the 'white out' direction :)
     
  7. May 11, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    Rippin101

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    Your looks all good chrome but if its black you want, DO IT!

    They both look good though :D
     
  8. May 11, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    DanGer

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  9. May 11, 2009 at 4:50 PM
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    I like the clear headlights. When you took out the amber lense for turning signals, what bulbs did you put back in?
     
  10. May 11, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    TRDguyKC

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    Thanks for the opinions guys!

    That pic where everything is clear is a nicely done photoshop. If i want to do that ill have to buy some ebay headlamps just for the clear signals. which i may do....
     
  11. May 11, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    Black will look sweeeet!
     
  12. May 11, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    bbarian333

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    How did you get the center piece of your lower grill black? Is that paint or like a clear bra add? Looks like an xrunner lower grill.
    I normally dont like chrome . Your truck looks so clean. Id leave the chrome. Those eyelids look great.
     
  13. May 11, 2009 at 6:41 PM
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    rossk35

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    Your rims are one of the very few that I like. I'd say leave them chrome or powdercoat them maybe a gunmetal. As for the lights black em out.

    Black rims are becoming the new chrome everybody has them at least that's the way I see it.
     
  14. May 11, 2009 at 10:35 PM
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    Personal choice for me would be black and black, that being said...the chrome on your truck looks nice...in your case it is a win win situation.

    You photoshopped rim pictures look kinda gunmetal and that looks bad ass too. Let us know what you decide and post pictures ASAP.
     
  15. May 11, 2009 at 10:58 PM
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  16. May 12, 2009 at 1:34 AM
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    it look badass the way it is...do not do anything. But if you must black would be a good choice...
     
  17. May 12, 2009 at 1:51 AM
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    Like other said, your truck does look good with chrome. Plus chrome is always easier to clean. What kind of lift do you have and what size tires?
     
  18. Jul 6, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    badguybuster

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    Definitely black all around. Nice ride, too!
     
  19. Jul 6, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    Incognito

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    I like the all blacked out, but it's really personal opinion. ;)

    Dgerm, the white headlights are growing on me though. :eek:
     
  20. Jul 6, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    Kurtis J.

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    I say leave it as-is! Nice lookin' truck...
     
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