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Trade me a 2012 black grille for a chrome grille

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Boulder Taco, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Apr 17, 2012 at 7:52 AM
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    Boulder Taco

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    Just bought a 2012 TRD Off-Road with a chrome grille. I want a black grille from the Sport models. Even swap! Willing to ship!
    Let me nkow if anyone can help. Attached is a pic of mine.

    Taco 1.JPG
     
  2. Apr 17, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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    jtav2002

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    Good luck with the trade. Might want to look into painting or another option because like you most people that have chrome are looking to ditch it vs people with color matched looking for chrome.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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    Boulder Taco

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    Yeah I see that! To me the black is so much better, especially if your working on blacking out your truck ;) I painted my sliders and light bar, as well as my Tacoma badges. I haven't put them on yet, but they came out pretty sharp. I am a little hesitant on painting the grill beacuse of the rocks kicking up and constantly dinging the paint. But I guess I can keep touching it up. Do you have any better ideas !?!
    Thanks
     
  4. Apr 18, 2012 at 7:36 AM
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    Rotorpilot

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    I disagree-
    someone will come along that has a black grill & say to themselves "I wish I had that chrome grill instead of this black one"
    I would if mine wasnt already chrome.
    to each his own.
    unless you just cant wait...patience will pay off.
    jmho
     
  5. Apr 18, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    i was on the same boat...gave up, shelled out the $250 for one from dealer, fuckit


    chrome grille for sale!!!! like new!
     
  6. Apr 19, 2012 at 7:21 AM
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    Waiting is probably the right move for people that have patience. But that's not me. I'll wait a little while longer, then will most likely paint it first, then if it doesn't turn out the way I want, shell out the $275. Just got a quote from the dealer in my town. Pricey peice of plastic!
     
  7. Apr 19, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    i thought it was pretty fair considering . Its the whole front unit, not just the chrome part. rubber stripping, emblem and all the little snappy doo dads.
     
  8. Apr 19, 2012 at 9:04 AM
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  9. Apr 19, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    You'll be waiting a long time
     
  10. Apr 21, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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  11. Apr 21, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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    I just sprayed plasti-dip on my chrome grill and it looks good. $15 for a can.

    I'd rather have it colour matched, but with my black sand pearl, it looks bad ass IMHO.

    The plasti dip won't chip and can last a long time. The best part- if you want to remove it, it just peels off!
     
  12. Apr 21, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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    I'll second the plastidip, if only because it is cheap and reversable. Don't know how it will match up to stock black paint though.

    Here's a pic of my plastiderped chrome surround. Pay no attention to my bug collection.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Apr 21, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    BOOM !! - sonocotaco
    lol
    Thanks for getting my back Ga tacoguy!

    I personally like the chrome better.
    not a big fan of the black emblems/de-badging group
     
  14. Apr 22, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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    [​IMG]
     
  15. Apr 22, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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  16. Apr 22, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    [​IMG]
     
  17. Apr 23, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    Just painted my grill. Love the plasti dip bumber. Next on the list for sure. Thanks for the help!!

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    Grill 2.JPG
     
  18. Apr 23, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    sweet, looks good!

    so easy and cheap, gotta love it!
     
  19. Apr 23, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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    Boulder Taco

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    On a scale from 1 to 10, how difficult was it to take off the bumper and re-install? Its a must, I'm not a fan of the chrome bumper.
     
  20. Apr 23, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    Tim,
    How did you do your rims?
     
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