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TRD skid plate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by raskal311, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Jan 25, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    raskal311

    raskal311 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm planning on painting it black; I'd like to know if its painted or if its just raw aluminum.
     
  2. Jan 25, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    I don't think it will matter, either way you need to scuff it up, prime and then paint it.

    Go to home depot and get some steal wool it works the best. And then use some rubbing alcohol and some of those blue shop towels to get the dust and dirt off the skid plate. Another thing you might consider is bed lining it, I think it would look really cool.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    raskal311

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    I'm also thinking about powder coating it. I thought about getting it LinedX but I don’t think it would look that great either.

    Also, would adding in a red 'TRD' look to rice rocket?
     
  4. Jan 25, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    sorry to derail but I was wondering what kind of lift you have on your truck? the last time I saw it at your store It was still pretty much stock wasn't it?
     
  5. Jan 25, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    I just used some rubberized undercoating and finished it off with a couple coats of black spray paint. Turned out just fine.;)
     
  6. Jan 25, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    2.5" Didn't you sell your truck? Either way I just called a place and they'll stripped whatever is there and powder coat it back for $35.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    Maybe :D
     
  8. Jan 25, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    People have painted it before, and put a red TRD logo on it... looked decent. Just remember as a skid plate it's useless.
     
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