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Paint or not to paint

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by tundras00, Jul 25, 2018.

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To paint or not?

  1. Yay

    58.3%
  2. Nay

    41.7%
  1. Jul 25, 2018 at 6:28 PM
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    tundras00

    tundras00 [OP] New Member

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    Just finished the dechroming project, which the 1794 had plenty of. I had considered to plastidip the silver part in the bumper, but now it is growing on me. Some SUVs and Jeeps have the same paint jobs from factory. What do you guys think? Paint or not?

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  2. Jul 25, 2018 at 6:32 PM
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    Squatting Pigeon

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    I vote leave'er as-is.
    It looks good!
     
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  3. Jul 25, 2018 at 6:39 PM
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    joonbug

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    Black would look 100x better. But I would find someone who replaced theirs with an aftermarket bumper and try to get it for cheap or free.
     
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  4. Jul 25, 2018 at 6:44 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL AND THE TÜNDRA CRÜE

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    Blaaaaack! But why not find a used one that way you wouldn't have to worry about paint chips
     
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  5. Jul 26, 2018 at 6:45 AM
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    tundras00

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    In my area, trucks aren't as modified as in TX, and I barely see them up for sale. I see some parts, but no bumpers.
     
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  6. Jul 26, 2018 at 7:11 AM
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    No Plastidip! If you want it Black I agree with Joon and ARam.
     
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  7. Jul 26, 2018 at 7:19 AM
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    Black that beast out!
     
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  8. Jul 26, 2018 at 7:23 AM
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    jewsNbrews

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    Atleast the outer section of the grey should be painted. Small rectangle piece could leave for some contrast. Just looks too big and blocky as of right now.
     
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  9. Jul 26, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    tundras00

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    Thanks guys. I ordered the valence unpainted. Should I jsit install it like that, or would having it painted make that much difference? I doubt it and don't think it's worth the extra money.
     
  10. Jul 26, 2018 at 6:13 PM
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    jewsNbrews

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    Have someone hold it and step back and see. Then judge wether you want to paint or leave. Might be just off enough to be a contrast to end caps and body color but flow smoothly. Or might be a sore spot still.
     
  11. Jul 26, 2018 at 6:59 PM
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    tundras00

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    I am leaning more towards just leaving it plain, as I do live in the city and there's only morons that drive here. I won't feel as bad if I painted it if I saw scratches.
     
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  12. Jul 26, 2018 at 7:29 PM
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    Krezz

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    Think it'll look awesome either way, but I voted to paint it to make you do more work... :D
     
  13. Jul 26, 2018 at 7:46 PM
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    tundras00

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    Tell me about it. I will have to retake the front end apart again to replace the valance
     
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  14. Jul 26, 2018 at 8:27 PM
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    Sideview and thanks! Almost done with it. Still have the TRD sway bars that I need to put on.

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    And with RB20's

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    Last edited: Jul 26, 2018
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