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Wheel and grille painting

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by Tsenekos, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Sep 2, 2009 at 10:18 PM
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    Tsenekos

    Tsenekos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ok I want to paint my trd offroad wheels and the chrome around my grille.
    The wheels I want to do dark like black or dark grey and grille silver or black.
    Have any of you guys done this?? can you post pics for me and some tips on prepping it properly the spraying is easy, and the color and sheen in your pics, thanks :)
     
  2. Sep 2, 2009 at 10:22 PM
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    neslerrah

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    Here is a LINK for your wheels. I don't have a link for the grille. But I have read that most guys sand down the grille and take it to a professional. They can color match for you.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2009 at 11:19 PM
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    Tsenekos

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    Hey that link is perfect thanks I dont want something too shiney so is there something between flat and semi-gloss?
     
  4. Sep 2, 2009 at 11:26 PM
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    pittim

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    semi gloss isnt really that shiney. it's whats on the front of my bumper and grille.

    it'll only be shiney if you use a gloss or clear coat.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    Padilla1880

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  6. Sep 22, 2009 at 7:14 AM
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    I removed the grille and sidemarkers to paint them. Its pretty easy. I scuffed them really good with some 400 grit. I then used a couple coats of primer. I went over that very lightly with a Scotchbrite pad.

    For the black I just used a Rustoleum semi-gloss. Considering the abuse it has taken, it really hasn't chipped much in 3 years. I have since gone over the bumper (it was chrome) since the painting with a POR-15. That is just to get by until I can get an ARB bumper.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:28 AM
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    How long did you let each coat dry? Doable in a threeday (or 2.5 day)weekend?
     
  8. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:32 AM
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    what ever you do. with the grill make sure you sand it with 100 or 120 befor then primer it. then do a light etch and paint it.
    i did not do that the first time and i travle alot to go to college so bugs after about 6 months have taken its toll
     
  9. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    Satin is between Semi Gloss and Matte/Flat usually....Just another option.

    Follow the directions on the paint you use. The paint I worked with said let dry 25-30 mins between coats and then set for 2 days. So I did 3 coats per wheel and then let them dry over night inside out of the elements and then put them back on the truck.
     
  10. Sep 22, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    Rattler

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    You can get a semi-gloss or matte clearcoat and that will help too.

    I tore mine off, prepped, taped off and painted one day and let it dry over night. Then I just reassembled the next day. I think the overnight part was the hardest seeing I was so axious to get rid of that chrome!!
     
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