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WTT 2012 Chrome grill surround for painted MGM

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by Vigo, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Jul 24, 2012 at 3:10 AM
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    Vigo

    Vigo [OP] 4X4 Lifted, Locked, Geared, Blown.

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    From a 2 week old truck. PM for contact info. Thanks, Ryan
     
  2. Jul 29, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    Vigo

    Vigo [OP] 4X4 Lifted, Locked, Geared, Blown.

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    bump
     
  3. Jul 30, 2012 at 2:07 PM
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    adio

    adio Do. Or do not. There is no try. -Master Yoda

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    you can always get Dupli-Color color match spray paint from O'reilly, and paint them yourself. I colored match my rear chrome bumper and side mirror housing.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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    Vigo

    Vigo [OP] 4X4 Lifted, Locked, Geared, Blown.

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    I was contemplating doing something like that but I'll never be able to duplicate the oem quality. I just figured that some guys love chrome so a trade would be easy, but paint may be in the near future. Did yours turn out okay? How'd you prep the chrome for paint?
     
  5. Jul 30, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    adio

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    I followed this write up by macgyver when I painted my rear chrome bumper.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...ye-bye-chrome-bumper-hello-color-matched.html

    You can follow this write up for painting your grille.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/117163-painting-grille.html#post2255957

    I followed this when I painted my side mirror housing.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...how-dis-assembling-your-mirrors-painting.html

    since I'm no pro in painting, it did come out as expected. it's no excellent factory paint job but it is color match. it's all about the preparation of the pieces to be painted, specially the chrome bumper. take your time. sanding is what takes up majority of your time, unless you can find a shop that can do it for you. but I wanted to save money and did it myself. I think I'm pretty satisfied with how mines turn out. if you need any help PM those members that did those write up.
     
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