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

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    bayareataco Well-Known Member

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    Not a fan of mud either, so much to clean.

    Painted my flares today/yesterday with rattle can bedliner, it's not meant to be a permanent solution. I was really tired of the faded grey so this will do until I can have them line-x'd
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  5. Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    I use that dupilcolor stuff all the time. Works great.
     
  6. bellassaiw10

    bellassaiw10 Formally afroman5015

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    X2 and the cans pretty good sized too
     
  7. tomtom

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  8. taco terror

    taco terror got 5VZFE?

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  9. Pliny

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    Sweet. After finishing my sliders with the rustoleum equivalent, I've been thinking about doing my flares too... Curious how it'll hold up on the plastic though. Did you use a plastic primer?
     
  10. PcBuilder14

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    Sprayed mine with Rustoleum Bedliner and they've held up great.

    All I did was clean them up with acetone and spray 1 light coat, 2 heavy coats, and then one more light coat to even it out. I really like how it's hard to screw up painting with bedliner haha

     
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  11. Pliny

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    Yeah I love the stuff. My sliders actually look like I know what I'm doing (I don't).

    How long ago did you spray brent? And you didn't sand before paint?
     
  12. bayareataco

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    I used a 3m adhesion promoter in a rattle can, super easy. I started with 120grit sandpaper, way to rough, I didn't expect them to scuff up so easy. I ended up doing a little more work and used 220. Than I did what PcBuilder did below.
    All my rubber seals were falling off the flares, were yours? After I painted them I used some gorilla glue to put them back on the flares
     
  13. PcBuilder14

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    Haha x2! I'm too impatient for real paint! My mesh is the first time that the paint came out perfect!

    Sprayed them once back in April with very light coats because it was too windy and I didn't take them off of the truck. It held up okay, but the inside of the flares where the tires kick up debris was worn off.

    Took them off and did it the right way in the beginning of June and they have held up awesome! I sanded one, but my sandpaper wasn't fine enough so it just scratched it up. So the other three I just cleaned without sanding.

    The only parts that have worn off is on the back flares on the inside where my tires rub against them when stuffed. Nothing will hold up to that though. And it hasn't slowly spread by chipping either.

    Here's what they look like after over 4 months of being on there. Not faded at all really. I just spray them with detail spray and rub it in really good with a rag. Easiest way to clean them up in my opinion.
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    That was why I didn't want to remove mine from the truck, but my seals came off perfectly with the flares.
     
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    :cheers: thanks for the insight
     
  15. bayareataco

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  16. PcBuilder14

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    Haha yeah all the research I did said that they would fall apart but I got lucky!
     
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    bellassaiw10 Formally afroman5015

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  18. PcBuilder14

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    :popcorn:

    Can't wait to see that bumper on there!
     
  19. 95 taco

    95 taco Cornfed

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    Fixed my clunking issue :woot: (connection from sway bar to LCA wasn't tight enough)
     
  20. PcBuilder14

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    :thumbsup:

    Wish I could blame my squeaks on my non-existent sway bar... Haha
     
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