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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. Jun 17, 2013 at 9:09 AM
    Gear Head

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    Yes, Duplicolor Clear Coat. It's what I use when I smoke tail lights, corner lights, reflectors, ect. Always had good results not to mention I think between my jeep, mustang, and tacoma I did 54 coats on various lenses before I ran out.

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    That's not my hand haha, just a google image.

    Haha I feel ya on that one. Mine were yellow when I bought it from my dad but they were too far gone so I bought ebay black housing and have just been waxing them.
     
  2. Jun 17, 2013 at 9:12 AM
    FramerKat

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    Wheeler's five pack leaf springs, Bilstein 5100s (rear), front tint, windshield top tint, Century Camper Shell/Cap/Topper, Wade window visors, Wade bug shield, cassette adaptor (so I can play Slacker Radio via my phone!), Sunday Blues with Dar sticker, Wounded Warrior Project sticker, no NRA sticker 'cause I don't wanna advertise ;-)
    After a Google search I found some folks using a UV protective varnish on theirs...but I'm not sure that something made for wood would have good adhesion properties on plastic...same thought for the paint clear coat.

    http://my350z.com/forum/body-interi...restoring-headlights-with-new-uv-coating.html

    The key for me is the UV protection, as living in South Florida, my vehicle is subjected to year round heavy UV rays.

    Also read this on one posting: "If someone is going to use [FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit !important]spray [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit !important]can[/FONT] [/FONT]clearcoats, make sure its 2K [FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit !important]urethane[/FONT][/FONT]. If its the 1K lacquer clear, it has high amounts of solvents in it which will react with the plastic lens.
    The only companies I know which make 2K clearcoats in rattle cans are: SprayMax and Pro Spray."
     
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  3. Jun 17, 2013 at 9:44 AM
    Gear Head

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    All I can tell you is I have had 100% success with that duplicolor clear but I was painting over translucent paint and not directly on the plastic. From my experience with it I would not hesitate to clear bare plastic with it but it's your truck and therefore your decision.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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  5. Jun 17, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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    Yea it's not that hard the hardest for me was getting the bolt off between the AC lines
     
  6. Jun 17, 2013 at 1:16 PM
    FramerKat

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  7. Jun 17, 2013 at 1:25 PM
    cynicalrider

    cynicalrider #NFG

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    You guys and your "bad kitten water" bottle jokes... :p
     
  8. Jun 17, 2013 at 2:22 PM
    Fernando

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    I see what he did there!! lol :D
     
  9. Jun 17, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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    :rolleyes:
     
  10. Jun 17, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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    All kidding aside...I got similar results with the 3m kit last year. Now it's been about a year and I've been negligent about waxing them, so they're fogging over once again. That's why I'm thinking a clear coat over them will be prudent this time around. My brother has been experimenting with the coating that's made for keeping chips off of the front end of your vehicle paint...will see how his results wear over time.
     
  11. Jun 17, 2013 at 4:25 PM
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    SmogSUX No Money. No Love.

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    Cleaned the underside of my truck again after replacing the oil filter housing o ring and gasket. Changed the rear diff and transfer case fluid as well as the motor oil. Installed a magnetic oil drain plug.
     
  12. Jun 17, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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    DirtyDTaco Talk slow, shoot fast.

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    Got a package in the mail while ago :spy:
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  13. Jun 17, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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    14" or 18"?
     
  14. Jun 17, 2013 at 5:06 PM
    DirtyDTaco

    DirtyDTaco Talk slow, shoot fast.

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    14"
     
  15. Jun 17, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    Put a video up when you get it on. They have a 18" at my local advance auto for $89 and I'm trying to decide if I wanna pick it up
     
  16. Jun 17, 2013 at 5:16 PM
    DirtyDTaco

    DirtyDTaco Talk slow, shoot fast.

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    Alright man I will. In the mean time look up "tacoma with magnaflow" or "monte climb" (not sure exactly on the last one) on YouTube. It's a video of monte's truck with the same muffler mudding. It's pre-roll though so the pretty gray body haha
    Edit:eek:h and I got mine for 80 on Amazon with free shipping for what it's worth
     
  17. Jun 17, 2013 at 5:29 PM
    Gear Head

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    Yeah I've seen it and many others lol. I'd pay $9 more to not have to wait for shipping though. We'll see.
     
  18. Jun 17, 2013 at 5:37 PM
    DirtyDTaco

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    Yeah I would too if I were you haha. I'm not patient at all. I ordered it like Thursday or Wednesday last week.. But anyway I don't have a YouTube account so not real sure how I'll post a video, but either way I'll for sure let you know and give you the best description I can. Monte sold me on it
     
  19. Jun 17, 2013 at 5:41 PM
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    Just got some LED rock lights that were made by a member. Going to run the length of the cab. Going to hook it up to a switch, pictures later when i install them. Also need to install the arb fridge\freezer wiring loom. Also have a local member making me a bed rack for my rtt. Should be completed soon.
     
  20. Jun 17, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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