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what steps did you take to paint your toolbox?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SR54x4, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Apr 15, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    SR54x4

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    so i have pretty much decided to paint my tool box black. what step did you guys take? i have the kobalt slimline lo-pro in chrome. do i really need to sand it down and prime it? or can i just get away with cleaning it and hitting in with some rustoleum?
     
  2. Apr 15, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    wombat

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    I'm doing mine this weekend. I was thinking about taking a wire brush to it first, give it a good cleaning, a couple of coats of primer, an few coats of satin black, and then clear coat it. Or I might just take a black sharpie to it.:D
     
  3. Apr 15, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    I used an electric grinder with a wire brush attachment. 2 coats of primer. and 2 coats of black spray paint with high gloss. Turned out really well.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    Drewboto

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    I sanded like a mad man. Then I washed it with soap and water and immediately dried it. Then I put some adhesion promotor on it and then laid on the rustoleum.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2011 at 4:00 AM
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    SR54x4

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    So sounds like I need to sand it. I was hoping I could be lazy and skip that step
     
  6. Apr 26, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    maxpower29

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    how did this work out? im painting mine this weekend and wanna know what is best
     
  7. May 10, 2011 at 5:42 AM
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  8. May 10, 2011 at 11:31 PM
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    hemitruk

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    scuff with red scotch brite or sand then spray self etching primer duplicolor has it.self etching primer is used for bare metal or aluminum for better adhesion.sparyed mine with rustolium bedlinner.came out good.
     
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