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2012 steering wheel plastics, not the logo

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Cain, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Nov 11, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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    Has anybody taken the plastics off of a 2012 steering wheel yet, I want to blackout the silver plastics around the steering wheel controls, not the logo, I did that already.

    Anybody?

    Last bit of silver and chrome plastic left that I have not painted flat black yet and I really want to blackout steering wheel

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 11, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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  3. Nov 11, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    I get the feeling the silver on the plastics will fade very quickly, not only that, it will look like absolute shit over time. Bump for an idea on those plastics which would make it far more resistant.
     
  4. Nov 11, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    Off the top of my head, the plastics should be fairly simple to remove, but you with have to remove your airbag to access the screws for them. That is the tricky part, usually 2 T30 torx bolts on the sides and it comes off, but make sure the battery is disconnected before doing anything.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2012 at 12:27 PM
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    ^^^ Is that before or after you replace the muffler bearings? Also is the headliner gasket an item which needs to be removed as well in order to obtain full access or no?
     
  6. Nov 11, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    ^^^^^^

    Member you are jerking on is a toyota tech. He is correct in his info.

    He is stating that in order to remove the plastic trim that the OP is asking about you need to disconnect the battery since the airbag while be touched in the process.

    Have you ever taken a column down or down a spiral cable? If so you will see he is correct in what he is talking about.

    If you turn the wheel 90 degrees you will see the access holes on the back side of the main section of the wheel this will release the covers and allow access.

    I do not think the color will fade it will just wear off if driver touches that area all the time while driving. Most plastics are just painted and not colored all the way through except for switches typically.
     
  7. Nov 11, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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    Thanks, but i knew what he was refering to. There was another thread where me and him and another member went back and forth for a while at that OP's expense. It was all in good fun, lots of joking, it's all good.

    And BTW, i agree with your comment under your avatar, I hate Toyota extended warranties, MPP and Fidelity are the worst, i hate doing any repair out of factory warranty and STILL get paid warranty time, what kind of crap is that?!?!?
     
  8. Nov 11, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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  9. Nov 11, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    My best friend is a tech so I know what you mean.

    I ended up with my warranty through purchase of the vehicle used, it is less than favorable.

    I have done a number of repairs myself to pass on the headache from getting the run around.
     
  10. Nov 12, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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    2 part epoxy paint is amazingly durable, thanks
     
  11. Nov 12, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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    Shit, I'll be damned, I never thought about that! That stuff lasts FOREVER.
     
  12. Nov 13, 2012 at 6:29 AM
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    100 dollars for hot rod matte black for a quart and a half of paint, reducer and catalyst
    Sprays very easy as long as you mist coat the first pass.
     
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    I know this is an old post, but how did the recoloring go? Im the same boat right now.
     
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