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Paint Match Grille

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Mootball, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Apr 13, 2018 at 9:33 PM
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    Mootball

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  2. Apr 13, 2018 at 9:45 PM
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    I got mine from a dealer and the paint match totally sucked. I live with it because most of the matched grilles and hood bulges I see on the forum and in real life also look way off.
     
  3. Apr 13, 2018 at 10:06 PM
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    There are many different shades of the same paint color so the best way to match is to match to the other panels on your truck. Even then, the hood is metal and the grille and hood bulge are plastic so they could still look a little different. I bought my painted hood buldge and grille from a dealer and they are close in color but in the right light you can see a little difference.

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    I am not familiar with the grille that you found on eBay but think that you would have a better chance at getting a close paint match with an OEM grille.
     
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  4. Apr 15, 2018 at 11:03 AM
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    They have a 90 day warranty contact the seller and see if it’s a no questions asked return policy. I bought my color matched door handles and mirror caps from sparks and they match spot on In bright light but these are much smaller pieces too.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2018 at 11:08 AM
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    I don't trust ebay items. There are a lot of cheesy sellers especially when it comes to auto parts.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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    Might be worth a shot... What is the worst that could happen? You return them?
     
  7. Apr 15, 2018 at 1:35 PM
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    I got mines off Amazon...same price but no issues. I painted the middle grill to color match everything.

    PSX_20180415_163413.jpg
     
  8. Apr 15, 2018 at 5:16 PM
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    Looks great!

    Thanks for the info
     
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  9. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:06 AM
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    Exhibit A ^

    i mine is just as bad. maybe its because its metal next to plastic? just about every color matched grille and bulge i see are way off (including mine). door handles and mirrors are just fine which is odd. it still beats chrome though.
     
  10. Apr 16, 2018 at 7:13 AM
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    Mines is fine. Maybe its just the picture that makes it look off. The only thing that i know is slightly off are my bumper caps because they are wrapped.
     
  11. Apr 16, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    There are multiple factors in match, metal vs plastic, not painted at the same time, angles are a huge factor in the two materials but the picture above to me like old like a solid match in my opinion.
    Thanks for the input, I did find it on Amazon too for same price. Might go that option vs eBay.
     
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  12. Apr 19, 2018 at 10:37 PM
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    I ordered that grill from Amazon, same mfg as eBay. The quality was really poor, the color match wasn't even close (sky silver). Its interesting they went to all that trouble to make the grill as a direct knock-off for Toyota then finished it with low quality paint and no-quality control. I returned it after opening the box and inspecting it. Went with TRD Pro grill and had my local body shop color match it.
     
  13. Apr 23, 2018 at 5:22 PM
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    Got my 2018 grill with color match hood bulge for 280

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