New Tacoma owner and contributor to the forum but I have been following some of the builds here for several months. Just bought a barely used 2013 DCSB Tacoma 4x4, TRD Sport on May 17th, 2013. Bought it with only 2,300 miles on it and am loving it! I've had a couple Jeep projects in the past but this is my first Toyota.
How she sits for now:
The previous owner put all kinds of chrome accessories on it, so my first "mod" was to actually de-mod the truck by taking all the chrome accessories off and removing the dealer pinstripes down the side of the truck.
Removing the rear tail light chrome pieces:
Window Deflectors, Door handle covers, and some flat chrome pieces between the windows are going too:
And removing this tailgate handle cover:
With all it's ugly BLING!
Removing this too:
This stuff has some crazy 3M sticky stuff left behind:
More sticky stuff:
The answer to removing the 3M tape; 3M Adhesive Eraser Wheel:
You would never know the chrome was there:
Don't like Dealer Striping:
Comes off pretty easy. Only had to use the 3M eraser in a few small spots.
And she is looking much better now. Took off the Running Boards too.