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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Apr 27, 2013 at 7:20 AM
    Rmodel65

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    remove them and drill a really small hole on the top of the light and the bottom on the backside...most modern lights are vented and normally a really small hole keeps you from build up condensation inside
     
  2. Apr 27, 2013 at 8:15 AM
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  3. Apr 27, 2013 at 9:26 AM
    Chipskip

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    If you aren't throwing a code, than I wouldn't mess with it. But as I have read, that is a sign of a bad one when you can hear or see carbon bouncing around.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2013 at 9:55 AM
    FramerKat

    FramerKat Well-Known Member

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    Finally finish scraping the black spray paint off of the rear window of my topper. Upon a recommendation here, I went and purchased a "graffiti remover" from Home Depot.

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    IMAG4624 by Kathy / Analog Soul Photography, on Flickr

    It worked great! I didn't want to just spray it all over the window, so I applied it to a cloth and applied that to a section at a time. It softened the paint so much that I could scrape away very quickly whatever I had soaked with the remover spray.

    And here it is after all of the scraping, but before I cleaned all of the residue away with the same remover spray.

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    IMAG4623 by Kathy / Analog Soul Photography, on Flickr

    I can really see how this spray would be great for removing overspray from painting projects...and I have my wheel painting coming up, so it'll come in handy for that ;)
     
  5. Apr 27, 2013 at 9:58 AM
    FramerKat

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    And on the subject of removing paint from toppers...has anyone ever removed the side windows from a topper??? I see many hex heads around the perimeter of the windows on the inside...I'm thinking that's what I need to remove to get them out.

    I'm also thinking I would like screens since we may be using the truck for camping purposes...wonder if I could install that while I have the windows out for paint removal.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2013 at 10:16 AM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Screens are easy to install

    Just buy the screen of your choice, cut it to size overlapping a bit on all sides, and spline that fits the groove of the window frame. You can either use a screwdriver or get a spline tool (much easier to use and cheap) and then roll the spline into the groove with the screen getting pinched underneath.

    Here's the walkthrough for a patio door... same principle

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Isv6RW5G44
     
  7. Apr 27, 2013 at 11:47 AM
    TacoBran

    TacoBran Your Unique, Just Like Everyone Else

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    This is why I haven't relocated mine yet. Wouldn't the shorter one limit your droop on that side?
     
  8. Apr 27, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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    Finally painted my rims!

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    wheel before almost after by Kathy / Analog Soul Photography, on Flickr

    Not completely done yet, but a huge difference from before. I've already painted the center caps, but will wait to install once the clear coat is cured. Planning on possibly doing that tomorrow if weather permits. I was lucky to get a reasonably non-humid day today to do this.

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    IMAG4630 by Kathy / Analog Soul Photography, on Flickr

    I really like the look with the silver of the truck. I'm sure I'll also like that the wheels are almost the same color as brake dust...and won't be so "porous" any more like the original finish was...so they'll be much easier to clean and keep that way ;)
     
  9. Apr 27, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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    Wow :eek: that looks great! :) I really like that color you picked, well done!
     
  10. Apr 27, 2013 at 1:56 PM
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    discovered a tiny hole in my passenger side steering rack boot that is leaking a little bit.. this means that a seal in the rack itself is shot correct?? there's no play in the rack though, should I be concerned?

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  11. Apr 27, 2013 at 1:57 PM
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    Thanks! Stole the idea from a build thread...will have to remember whose it was...hmm...
     
  12. Apr 27, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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    From tacoskeet's BUILD? He's got an excellent paint process writeup that I plan to use in the future.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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    Probably the seal. Mine started out like that then the leak got worse.
     
  14. Apr 27, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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    Forgot to post about it last weekend. Finally found a used truck cap for it. I plan to paint it black in a couple weeks.

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  15. Apr 27, 2013 at 2:50 PM
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    2 coats of rust preventative primer done.
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  16. Apr 27, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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  17. Apr 27, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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    Yes, that's the one! I'm following so many, I forget who is who any more ;)

    I love the TRD decal idea...I may do that in the future. But for now, the only "custom" touch I have is that I painted the Toyota logo on the center cap silver to match my truck. It ain't pretty close up because I did it with touch up paint that was beyond its prime and was gooey (so I returned it after I was done with it)...but it's done and good at a normal viewing distance.
     
  18. Apr 27, 2013 at 3:13 PM
    Madjik_Man

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    Hope that works out better for you than it did for me.

    The sliders I put on in the fall are already showing surface rust in spots. And no, not where there are dings or chips... but rusting on the finish :(
     
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    It happens. I like painting, so if it rusts I will hit it again with herculiner. I didn't prep as well as I probably should have, so I wouldn't be surprised. They will start to rust as soon as the paint is scratched off anyway.
     
  20. Apr 27, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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    I couldnt find a black one on there website, they had the polished in stock but said black was unavailable. hhhmmm?
     

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