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Color match tailgate handle

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014-2021)' started by King Slayer, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. Apr 29, 2016 at 3:57 PM
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    King Slayer

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    Custom powder coated gun metal TRD wheels, Michelin Defender 265x70's (better road & tow tires), Bilstein 5100 shocks with front adjusters, rear anti-sway bar, TRD Pro color match grille, TRD Pro (blacked out) headlights, color match tailgate handle, VLED replacement bulbs all around, Leer 100 XQ canopy, Katzkin leather.
    I priced out color matching my tailgate handle since Toyota doesn't make one and at over $300 I decided to do it myself since I have spray equipment (but you could do it with a disposable preval setup (http://preval.com/pro-solutions/pro-automotive/automotive-in-the-field/).
    Supplies:
    220 grit sandpaper
    "Bullfrog" adhesion promoter for plastic
    2 part epoxy primer
    Color matching paint (local automotive paint store with your paint code inside the door panel)
    2 part clear coat
    Tailgate5_zps1qcxfvvh_ecc469e074415c94e0fff60cb50609530f16d4ca.jpg

    Before/after
    Tailgate_zpsnuv0nha9_0fb22cf41e45107fe87888566cd4cc3570ed6743.jpg

    I taped off the backup camera lens and sprayed the body so it didn't look like a hack job. I sprayed up inside the back of the handle and main latch body passages so I didn't get dark reflective shadows.
    Tailgate3_zpsqhfkummk_a5653463432392e727ccc33472b8d2c6724c68c3.jpg

    Finished piece
    Tailgate2_zpsz0umruak_d5754006555e77005cf5283974081d3befa0c66e.jpg

    Going for a clean look with all the badges stripped off and now a color match tailgate handle.
    What do you think?
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    Last edited: Apr 29, 2016
  2. Apr 29, 2016 at 4:17 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    Nicely done, and you should probably do a write-up on it. Personally, I still prefer to keep a little black color on the tail-gate handle.
     
  3. Apr 29, 2016 at 4:26 PM
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    King Slayer

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    Perfect... I can tell the difference between your truck and mine in a parking lot. LOL
     
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  4. Apr 29, 2016 at 7:20 PM
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    CaptTyler

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    Nicely done!
     
  5. Apr 30, 2016 at 10:29 AM
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    NewImprovedRon

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    Great job! Looks very clean!
     
  6. Apr 30, 2016 at 1:31 PM
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    King Slayer

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    DIY'ers:
    #1 rule: Your finish will only be as good as your prep...
    220 sand, acetone wipe
    Bullfrog: 2 coats, 5 minutes between 1st & 2nd coat, 10 minutes between 2nd coat & 2 part primer
    2 Part epoxy primer: 2 wet coats minimum, 4 hours between coats, re-sand after 24 hours
    Color match: 2-3 wet coats (4-24 hours after epoxy primer otherwise re-sand) 15 minutes between color coats
    2 part UV protective clear: 1-2 wet coats, 30 minutes after color coat, 4-24 hours between coats, 24-48 hour full cure before re-install
    NOTE: DO NOT TOUCH PAINT BETWEEN COATS! This is a wet on wet process, You will put a finger print in the paint and will need to wait 24 hours to lightly sand and start over.
    If it looks good, it is!
    If you have your act together you could get it done over the weekend by doing your prep and 1st coat of paint Friday.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2016 at 2:30 PM
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    dandailey

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    where did the embossed Toyota on the handle go?
     
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  8. Apr 30, 2016 at 3:36 PM
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    NewImprovedRon

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    :popcorn: Good eye, Dan!
     
  9. Apr 30, 2016 at 3:39 PM
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    dandailey

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    If its gone ,that's a fail IMHO..
     
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  10. Apr 30, 2016 at 4:19 PM
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    Grinding dust... LOL
    In an effort to personalize a "clean" looking truck, all branding has been removed (badges, TRD sticker, and all things "Leer"). My TRD Pro grille still has the "TOYOTA" but I've ordered a royal core grille insert so that will be going away soon too. Still have "TUNDRA" on the tailgate, not an easy removal. The wheels have "TRD" caps. Don't get me wrong... 4th Toyota and love this Tundra! Call me an extremist... It's all part of being cursed with a type "A" personality. LOL
     
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  11. May 6, 2016 at 7:18 AM
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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Very nicely done. Added link here
     
  12. Aug 18, 2017 at 9:35 PM
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    Props man, it turned out great. I want to do mine eventually as well, color matched looks tons better. Fortunately I don't have to worry about removing the toyota lettering.
    Now that yours is over a year old, how is it holding up?
     
  13. Jul 31, 2020 at 3:27 PM
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    Ellis_McPickle

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    A body shop quoted you $300 just to paint that??
     
  14. Jul 31, 2020 at 4:41 PM
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    Rob's Inferno

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    I like it.Thought about doing that to mine . Maybe 1 day
     

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