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Want to buy White Painted Grille

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade' started by itsmekyle, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Apr 16, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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    itsmekyle

    itsmekyle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Like a lot of guys I'm looking to replace my stock chrome grille with a painted white one. Was going to order an all black one and paint it myself, but wanted to see if I could save the trouble and see if anyone has one for sale. It's for a 2005 sr5, and is the standard white, not super white. Anyone looking to get rid of one? Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 17, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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    I saw one on Maine's craigslist. I'm not sure which white it was.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Apr 17, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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    Pugga

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    What's your paint code on your door jamb? I wasn't aware they made 2 whites. If it's 040, you have a superwhite.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2013 at 4:56 PM
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    My mistake, for some reason I thought I read there were two whites. I'm just gonna go ahead and do it myself, any advice on best white spray paint to use? I've seen duplicolor mentioned a lot. Also, my clear coat is somewhat faded do you guys have any suggestions on the best way to restore it without having to take it to a paint shop? I know they make spray on clear coat, but not sure if anyone has experience using that? Thanks for your help.
     
  5. Apr 17, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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    toyota's super white doesn't actually have a clearcoat, that's why it's dull, and also the duplicolor is a good match
     
  6. Apr 18, 2013 at 5:53 AM
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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    The 040 Grill has a clear coat,, bumpers and fender flares do not:)
     
  7. Apr 18, 2013 at 7:51 AM
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    hmm my grille does seem kinda shiny, thanks riverrat!
     
  8. Apr 18, 2013 at 7:55 AM
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    All I can say is good luck matching superwhite out of a rattle can. Personally, I think Duplicolor is a horrible match and even the more expensive options yellow out when you apply the clear coat. I've tried Duplicolor and Paintscratch.com, neither one matched well enough for my liking. I ended up buying an OEM painted grille. If you're not picky about how well it matches, pick up a can of Duplicolor and try it for yourself (paint something else to start and hold it next to the paint). A can is only like $7 and can he purchased at any auto parts store.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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    i haven't used the full spray, but I have used the small touchup paint bottle/brush, to me, it seems just about perfect
     
  10. Apr 18, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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    The touchup won't have the clear coat applied. The clear seems to yellow out the paint. For touch-up, I bought the Dr. Colorchip kit. I have a factory touch up pen but it never blends well and you can see every little dot that I touched up with it. Dr. Colorchip blends everything nicely and you can't even tell that a repair was made to the paint.
     
  11. Apr 18, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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    Best I can say is all touch up is hit or miss :( .. Ive seen 3 shades of 040 in my 20 or so 040 grills...Toyota will never tell you this but I know its true.:mad:.
     
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