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Where can I get grille color-matched in Northern VA or around DC?

Discussion in 'North East' started by sirwamz, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Jun 16, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    sirwamz

    sirwamz [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Do any of you guys know where I can take my grille so it can be color matched to the truck. I have everything I need to do my Satoshi but I went to a body shop to get a price quote on how much it would cost to paint it and the dude told me $200. Hell no!!! there's a thread on here where you can order a new color matched grill for $175. The guy also told me to let him do it (satoshi) because doing that type of work was hard and he didn't think I was capable of doing it and I got offended. He wanted $500 for doing everything. I've never done anything related to Satoshi but I like doing things myself and my neighbor is rebuilding a 1930's Ford and I see him doing body work so I know I can always go to him for help. I just don't know where to paint it. If anyone can refer me to anyshop around Northern VA that has more a reasonable pricing than $200 please let me know. Danke
     
  2. Jun 16, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    CopDoctor

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    why don't you paint it yourself?
     
  3. Jun 16, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    AeroCooper

    AeroCooper Half the strength of ten (microscopic men)

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    If you are not comfortable painting it, then buy one, and sell yours. That's what I'm doing.
     
  4. Jun 16, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    sirwamz

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    I don't trust in my painting skills :D. I'm really scared of messing that up because it will be noticeable. I might do just buy one and sell mine like AC said.
     
  5. Jun 16, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    tacobell007

    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

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    Take it to a Toyota Collision Repair Center or local body shop. My dad got his horizontal part of the grill done at a Toyota Collision Repair Center
     
  6. Jun 16, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    jandrews

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    A good dealer with match an online price advertised by another dealer. Just take a printout of the page in and haggle.

    I just bought mine from a dealer that came within $10 of the online price.
     

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