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To Powdercoat or not....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rhowell, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Sep 21, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    rhowell

    rhowell [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just called our local powder coat people here. They can powder coat my side step ups and skid plate black. Total cost $300.00. For a extra 50 they said they can powder coat TRD on the skid plate in any color (I am thinking red).

    I think this would look sharp as I have also paid for the elusive elements grille group buy (top, bottom and a light bar for behind the grille).

    What do you guys think.

    my ride.jpg
     
  2. Sep 21, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    Capita

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    Hell yeah! I think it would look great and I would spend the extra $50 to get the TRD done. Great looking truck by the way
     
  3. Sep 21, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    PLC721

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    300 seems pretty steep
     
  4. Sep 21, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    timsxr

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    For 300 i say you look into some nice looking sliders unless you use the step
     
  5. Sep 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    bryan83taco

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    In my opinion I think those steps are ugly. Sliders or take them off and sell them.
     
  6. Sep 21, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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    rhowell

    rhowell [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My 6 & 5 year old use the steps and after the lift will need them even more. Where I live you never run into rocks, it is nothing but clay and sand.
     
  7. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    charles08tacoma

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    It's your truck so do what you want. I think it would look great & you do have a nice looking truck. I'd do it if it were mine.
     
  8. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    NetDep

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    I have thought about Line-X'g my sidesteps as well - let me know what you decide. I would do all but the rubber part - I am fond of Line-X for its function by I also think it looks nice. I have my fenders & rocker panels Line-X'd (see link) -- I had thought about the skid plate and now I will think more since you mentioned it!!! Does it EVER end???? :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/netdep/6160982918/
     
  9. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    I dont mind the chrome bars since you dont have black wheels. I say leave it the way it is and spend the money on something else. You can just use line-x or bedliner to paint your skidplate black, its real simple.
     
  10. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    Reklaw31

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    Bilstein 5100's, 1" rear AAL, 17X8 Liquid metal Gatlins, Yokohama Geolander ATs, Blacked out headlights, undercover tanneau, got some stuff line-exed and my paint sucks!
    A good line x shop will do that for half the price, and it'llast forever. Just got my grill and rear bumper done for $100 bucks, took an hour, dried almost instantly and I slapped em back on.
     
  11. Sep 22, 2011 at 5:48 AM
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    Ivan

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    Good deal, especially if you got kids that use the steps, gotta make your family car look as sweet as you can!
     
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