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What color to paint my grill?......

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LUSETACO, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Aug 3, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    LUSETACO

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    I'm getting a parts geek grill soon and can't decide what color to go with. Options so far...1. Try color match as close as I can with dark metallic grey insert? 2. Plain black with grey insert? 3 color match outer with flat black insert? 4. Say F it and try to do a satoshi! Offer up some opinions PLEASE! Btw truck is BSP.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    Well, on my BSP I'm going to take the chromie from my old '08... sand it down, satoshi it with tight somewhat gloss black mesh, and BSP colormatch the exterior and interior lip to the mesh.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    Where are you getting your paint? All I've found online is sooo expensive. Trying not to bust my wallet on this.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    kept the chrome, color matched the center
     
  5. Aug 3, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    looks good but the grill I'm getting is just plain plastic. Also need to paint my emblem since I painted it black last year. Color match outer and emblem, grey insert?
     
  6. Aug 3, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    Honestly I haven't decided but I'm probably just going to bite the bullet and take it to a shop. Autozone has some paint that is supposed to fairly closely match for like $10 a can but I haven't tried it. You can also get the paint from the dealer. Though I will be getting extra clear on it... bug juice and such eat into the stock clear way to easy.


    Also here is the stock grill I bought for $220 at the dealer for my old 08. Shows you what the flat black center and BSP matched outside with 05-08 style with no hood scoop looks like if it interests you.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Aug 3, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    Yeah I saw that paint at Autozone. It's my first choice for "colormatch" paint, although I'm not sure how close it will be.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    Thanks for the pic. I think I'm leaning towards more contrast though, It's just sooo black!!:D
     
  9. Aug 3, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    No prob, figured it might help you sway one way or the other.
     
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    Thanks for the link I'll check it out. Thanks everyone for the quick helpful responses! Just checked UPS, looks like my grill will be here tomorrow!
     
  12. Aug 5, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    I got some color match paint from paintscratch.com for the grille. Tracking number says it'll be at my door today! I'll let you know how it looks and will probably put some pics up.
     
  14. Aug 5, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    I bought paint from the same person on ebay great color match, made a satoshi grill for a member and painted Impulse Red Pearl came out better than I thought.
     
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    I have a Magnet Grey Grille Surround with a blck Billet Insert on my SWB...Just to be a lil different
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  16. Aug 5, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    Tell me what you guys think!
     
  18. Aug 5, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    Heres a better anlgle. I know the paint is orange peeled! I going to wait till it cures then give a good polish.
     
  19. Aug 5, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    When you first described what you wanted to do (black with gray center), I thought it would look like crap, but I actually like how that came out. Nice job!
     
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    Thanks. I'm pretty happy with the results although the paint for the center was a bitch and not exactly perfect. I used multi colored texture paint and it was sooo thick. Just need to polish the surround and fuse the two together now.
     
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