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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 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM
    lonzorizo

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    Made some progress on my own retro in between other peoples retros I'm doing.
    I shall call it... project red eye.

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    Is there a clear eyes for that :confused:
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  2. Apr 18, 2012 at 11:21 PM
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  3. Apr 18, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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    Look at build!
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  4. Apr 18, 2012 at 11:44 PM
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  5. Apr 19, 2012 at 3:26 AM
    Taco.VR4

    Taco.VR4 Fast Cars, Off-Road Trucks, and Hott Women ;)

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    LOL... for everyone else, there is a work safe version of what we are talking about in my sig VVV
     
  6. Apr 19, 2012 at 6:26 AM
    DanglingFury

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    You guys doin mods and stuff.:rolleyes: I'll be doing good if I clean out the inside of my truck on my day off. :eek:
     
  7. Apr 19, 2012 at 6:27 AM
    Madjik_Man

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    I don't see any of your photos downstairs :confused:
     
  8. Apr 19, 2012 at 7:10 AM
    sirsaechao

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    To much to list...see sig for more...
    How are you mounting these? Post some pics after.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2012 at 8:55 AM
    Madjik_Man

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    Installed.

    Things to note (or ignore):

    1. I think it's definitely too glossy. The sheen matches the dash (gray/blue color) nicely, but the black of the stereo surround is more flat than the gloss black I used on the console. Looks a little off. Plus my taste leans away from gloss. So eventually I'll put a couple coats of flat on, but for now... it's good enough

    2. I'm definitely changing the transfer case shift knob to flat black. It does not match the TRD tranny shift knob I have.

    3. Now I have to do all the trim pieces on the door panels... it looks unmatched now that the console is gloss black.

    4. I'm going to try and dye my shifter boots. If that fails (highly likely) then I'm buying aftermarket black ones. It looks uberstupid as it is right now

    5. NO MORE POS '98-00 CUP HOLDERS!!!!!! 13 years in the making for me

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  10. Apr 19, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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    ^^^Looks good.

    I actually like the gray shifter boots - it still matches the dash and carpet color, and gives a nice contrast.
    I agree the black is maybe a little too glossy, but it still looks good.
    How do you think the paint will hold up on the console? Have you seen anything that concerns you like scratches or possible peeling while handling and installing?
     
  11. Apr 19, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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    What type of vehicle did your drink holders come out of?
     
  12. Apr 19, 2012 at 9:51 AM
    Madjik_Man

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    Thank you.

    I can foresee some issues after normal wear and tear, eg scratches, etc...

    But nothing a quick touch up can't handle.

    I think before I repaint them (down the road) I'm going to use some adhesive promoter. The paint/dye I used is for vinyl and fabric but has gotten rave reviews across many auto enthusiast boards.

    Came out of an 01-04 Tacoma with bucket seats.
     
  13. Apr 19, 2012 at 9:55 AM
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    Ok thank you sir
     
  14. Apr 19, 2012 at 9:58 AM
    Madjik_Man

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    Welcome...

    Good luck with the hunt... since I didn't want to spend the $280 from the dealership, it took me 6 years (two years on TW) to finally score an 01-04 console assembly.

    :eek:
     
  15. Apr 19, 2012 at 10:17 AM
    SupraT

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    I found one on ebay but its tan, so the paint holds up good on the plastic?
     
  16. Apr 19, 2012 at 10:19 AM
    TacoMX

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    Its more like a dye than a paint. It soaks into the plastic and its pretty hard to get it to chip off.

    I did my grille and valance in it, as well as some interior pieces, and its holding up really well.
     
  17. Apr 19, 2012 at 10:19 AM
    Madjik_Man

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    Honestly I would go with an adhesion promoter then a plastic specific paint.

    But I think eventually all paint would need touch up.
     
  18. Apr 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM
    Madjik_Man

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    I dunno man... just putting the screws back in on the side (where the cup holder meets the shifter trim), I barely touched the plastic and the screw tip left a mark.

    We'll see. Like I said I've always been a "good enough" kind of guy so it doesn't bother me much
     
  19. Apr 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM
    TacoMX

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    are you having issues with it sticking?
     
  20. Apr 19, 2012 at 10:27 AM
    Madjik_Man

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    Dunno.

    I used the Dupli Color prep wipe as recommended.

    Just seems like more of a coating than a "soaking in" dye for plastic.
     

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