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What Have You Done To Your 2nd Gen Tacoma Today?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kwalton, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Oct 14, 2020 at 5:33 AM
    gotoman1969

    gotoman1969 Well-Known Member

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    If you mean like a ceramic coating it might. But I’ve never put any coating on glass. If you had a specific coating applied I’d consult the person who applied. I’ve always just used a quality wax or spray sealant like beadmaker.
     
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  2. Oct 14, 2020 at 5:36 AM
    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco You're killin' me, Smalls

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    I use it on stainless steel and chrome. I've only used it on glass once and it worked fine.
     
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  3. Oct 14, 2020 at 5:40 AM
    Foghorn

    Foghorn Senior rooster, instructing in the art of roostery

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    If you go to a tint shop, they have little white scotch brite pads to scrub windows. They work great for removing bugs and road grime from windows and they won’t scratch glass.
     
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  4. Oct 14, 2020 at 5:41 AM
    Venom

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    I use Gtechniq G1/G2 on the windshield I'm having a hard time removing it. I tried Meguiars M105 and a wool pad on a rotary still wouldn't come off. It's now about 40% to 50% gone after 4 years. I must of use to much.
     
  5. Oct 14, 2020 at 5:52 AM
    Venom

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    I originally bought them for exhaust tips.

    I going to find a old window to practice on and try to scratch it on purpose so I can see what it takes to scratch glass with steel wool.
     
  6. Oct 14, 2020 at 5:54 AM
    Venom

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    I did a Google search and found some on Amazon and Advance Auto Parts.
     
  7. Oct 14, 2020 at 6:11 AM
    gotoman1969

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    I just did a quick read . That product actually makes a chemical bond to the glass so it definitely will be more difficult to remove.
     
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  8. Oct 14, 2020 at 6:19 AM
    Venom

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    Glass has craters and Gtechniq recommends 3 layers of G1 to level out the craters to make it perfectly smooth. I wanted to remove the G1 to try something else.
     
  9. Oct 14, 2020 at 6:42 AM
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    This and that...
    Got it! Thanks for the info.
     
  10. Oct 14, 2020 at 7:38 AM
    Plain Jane Taco

    Plain Jane Taco You're killin' me, Smalls

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    If it's 000 or less....then yes, it'll probably haze it some. But I doubt 0000 will.....unless you just get crazy with it
     
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  11. Oct 14, 2020 at 7:48 AM
    NavyDiver72

    NavyDiver72 I DO ALL MY OWN STUNTS

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    Any Mods? One. Maybe two, tops...
    DO IT! You won't be disappointed :thumbsup:

    VERY simple mod that really changes the look of the truck IMHO.

    Cheers.

    Rick
     
  12. Oct 14, 2020 at 8:24 AM
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    SterlingM20J - beautiful truck. Can you share what you have in terms of suspension, lift and tire size? Thank you in advance!
     
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  13. Oct 14, 2020 at 8:36 AM
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    Truck looks great! Thanks for choosing us for your lighting needs!:thumbsup:
     
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  14. Oct 14, 2020 at 8:51 AM
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    Gilmorec61 LambTek Innovations

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    Met up with some Alabama folks and did some wheeling at Coppinger Cove in Tennessee!

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    And I've almost finished up development of an all-in-one Water & Air Pump Kit (the WAP kit:rofl:) :bananadance:
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  15. Oct 14, 2020 at 8:57 AM
    Brian422

    Brian422 I fell into the pit that is TW

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    Nice man! Alabama folks lol. You one of us now!
     
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    Taking a trip south next week and built this quick platform for the dog’s and to have more storage. Nothing crazy.

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    Wasn’t happy with the market options of roof racks for my daily work/fun needs so here’s one from the mounting mock up. Still waiting on powder coat and some hardware. When I get back I’ll be finishing up my long bed cap build and will share with everyone.

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  17. Oct 14, 2020 at 9:07 AM
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    Wow. I want you around when I get hurt. Seriously. Kudos for your preparation.
     
  18. Oct 14, 2020 at 9:26 AM
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  19. Oct 14, 2020 at 9:27 AM
    Bonnie’s Squeeze

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    I used Beadmaker as well. Good stuff.
     
  20. Oct 14, 2020 at 9:29 AM
    RocyTaco

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    I got my 2006 Tacoma 4x4 a month ago. One thing that was troublesome is I could not get the hang of releasing the foot ebrake with before going into Reverse or Drive. All my other vehicles have a hand brake and I just had trouble remembering subconsciously to release that foot ebrake. After the 10th time, I installed a reminder beeper. Basically, the emergency brake wire (connector near the ebrake peddle) is grounded when the brake is on and open when off. The other wire you need is the reverse light wire that can be found behind the kick panel plastic panel near the driver side door (mine is red with a white stripe and comes right off a connector). The wire is found in a cluster of connectors near the floor. The R wire is thicker than most because it powers the reverse lights and requires some real current.

    The circuit starts with +12V (from the reverse light splice) then to a beeper then from the beeper to the ebrake wire. Whenever the ebrake is on and you shift in reverse (which is required to get to N or D) the circuit is complete and I get a beep to remind me to release the brake. If either the ebrake is off or not in R the circuit is open and quiet. This was very helpful for me. Now I am trained to do it automatically most of the time. The beeper is $9 on Amazon (see below). I put the beeper behind the kick panel area a bit under the carpet facing down. It is very loud. Doing it this way makes the beep level about the same as the other Taco warnings and it sounds natural.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TT8WTVD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I liked this idea so much I later added the same thing for a reminder to turn my headlights off (when the ebrake is on). Same idea. I love the truck but mine was super basic!

    Hope this helps someone out there.
     

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