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Model T grille

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by PermaFrostTRD, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Oct 17, 2016 at 4:04 PM
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    PermaFrostTRD

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    Sorry to post a new thread here on such a bloody and dead horse topic, but I've searched for "painted grille" and the results are giving me tips on painting the surround and bulge (understandable).

    I like the look of the trd pro grille but so does EVERYBODY. I've ordered a "model T" emblem from Diaz fabrication and plan on using that to set my truck apart a little.
    On the 2014's it seems the actual grille (not surrounds or bulge) is slightly gray/charcoal instead of black.
    I'd like to paint the grille a deep black but not glossy to match the bumper and mirrors etc (and the rest of the black on my truck).
    I've read some good stuff about plastidip but I don't want it too peel or fade. Same with using lineX.

    Anybody had any success with a particular brand / type of paint for this that is durable and resists fading?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 17, 2016 at 4:11 PM
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    For what it's worth.... That's the Frank Zappa emblem. Do I have to explain?????
     
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  5. Oct 17, 2016 at 4:34 PM
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    Definitely not. Lol.
     
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  6. Oct 17, 2016 at 4:37 PM
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    BlueFalconActual

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    I painted mine a couple of weeks ago with some rustoleum semi gloss black and it turned out pretty good. IMG_1157.jpg
     
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  8. Oct 17, 2016 at 5:09 PM
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    Thanks man. Any surface prep tips??

    Looks killer by the way.
     
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  9. Oct 17, 2016 at 5:17 PM
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    I appreciate it. I just scuffed it up real good with sandpaper and put on 3 coats of primer. Piece of cake.
     
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  10. Oct 17, 2016 at 5:42 PM
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    Rog. Thanks man.
     
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