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Flat black or gloss feedback please

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Trdwillie14, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Jul 8, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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    Trdwillie14

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    Ok folks so I have a gray tundra (pic below ). Got an nfab bumper with Baja and a light bar plus apex all pro sliders. Put POR15 on them and it’s kinda gloss. What do people thing flat back bumper and sliders or gloss?

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  2. Jul 8, 2019 at 7:14 PM
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    Flat black. Definitely flat black. Gloss is for overlanders. :D Is that Warren’s old bumper? :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    Yep
     
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  4. Jul 8, 2019 at 7:28 PM
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    Flat black
     
  5. Jul 8, 2019 at 7:32 PM
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    Yah I wanna go flat back. Yah that’s warrens for sure still standing grinding and paint and she’s ready. That light bar didn’t even last to hook up Hahhaa I got something different the guy who sells the sliders makes his own so I’m gonna try to get all this painted and ready to instal soon.
     
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    Nice looking sliders! Flat for sure. It will match better with the rest of the black Toyota uses on their bumpers
     
  7. Jul 8, 2019 at 7:42 PM
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    @Mr Swervlin thanks dude yah I’m ready to drop them on some rocks
     
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  8. Jul 8, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    Hell yeah!:headbang:
     
  9. Jul 8, 2019 at 7:45 PM
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    Nice setup! Flat..
     
  10. Jul 10, 2019 at 6:49 PM
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    I coated mine with Herculiner and they came out really nice and it is in between a flat black and a satin black if that helps.

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  11. Jul 10, 2019 at 6:53 PM
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    Digging the Flat over Gloss
     
  12. Jul 10, 2019 at 6:56 PM
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    Thanks!! Here is a pic of them on my black truck, for contrast purposes.

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  13. Jul 10, 2019 at 7:21 PM
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    How many bottle of Herculiner to do the job?? looks Clean!!
     
  14. Jul 10, 2019 at 7:25 PM
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    Yoshi82- I used two cans for the project and let them dry in the sun for two hours between cans. $14.99 for each can.
     
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    I vote for satin/semi-gloss.
     
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    Dude I like the like. What made you go that route? I was juts gonna use rustolium flat black
     
  17. Jul 10, 2019 at 7:45 PM
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    TRDwillie14- So my thought process on using the Herculiner. I am vertically challenged at 5’7 and so is my wife at 5’5
    (My poor kids) so we needed the sliders to dual as a good useful step so I thought if I lined them it would give just enough texture for grip but not look like a truck bed. I tested out a couple liners on some scrap metal and the Herculiner was just what I was wanting with the metal look still showing with a bit of texture. And the color just happened to work well.
     
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    @Rig4war dude right on I’m going for the same thing I got a quote to linex and it costs more then the sliders and was looking for something for the wife and kids. Do they make different shades of the stuff where did you get it ? Did you primer them ?
     
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    TRDwillie14 - I did not prime first looking back I should have just do to the possibility of rust. I just cleaned/ prepared the metal with Dupli-color grease and wax remover for prep paint. Then went at it with the Herculiner.
    I got mine from Autozone but I think most automotive places will have it. As far as colors go, I only saw one shade of black when I bought mine.
     
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    @Rig4war thabks dude I’m gonna do mine next weekend thank you for all the info
     
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    Your welcome, anytime!
     
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    Flat fan personal preference
     
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    That POR will fade if you didn’t put a top coat on it. Then you will have flat black!
     
  25. Jul 11, 2019 at 5:37 AM
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    @Hammerdog the por was juts to get rid of rust and some issues it still needs a primer color
     
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    I'm a fan of the Herculiner and like the look.
     
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    POR15 is a great product, just make sure you got the uv stable version (chassis black usually isn’t as it’s typically under the vehicle) or else it doesn’t last very long. The good news is if memory serves you can go over the POR15 with a top coat to protect it. Admittedly it has been a while since I last used it and they may have migrated to making everything uv stable to avoid confusion/issues but it’s still good to verify and save some heartache down the road.
     
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