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2019 Tacoma SR5 grille mod with sensor

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by BrewskyNick, Mar 14, 2019 at 8:32 PM.

  1. Mar 14, 2019 at 8:32 PM
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    BrewskyNick

    BrewskyNick [OP] Member

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    Since I bought my truck a month ago, I’ve wanted to get rid of ALL the chrome & replace with satin black. I’ve already sprayed my bumper caps. So I wanted to finish the last of my chrome to black conversion (other than the headlights & fog lights, they are next) with the SR5 grille.

    I took apart the grille & removed the chrome grille surround & painted it with Rust-Oleum bed liner spray. I also decided to smoke the chrome Toyota emblem with taillight tint & few coats of clear coat.

    Since it has the TSS sensor, I knew I couldn’t really paint or modify it (prob could have done a few more coats, but didn’t want to over do it and mess up the sensor reading). So this works until I get my TRD grille.

    I’m happy with the way it turned out in the interim.

    Let me know what you think & what you’ve done.

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    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019 at 8:39 PM
  2. Mar 14, 2019 at 8:35 PM
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    Kahuna

    Kahuna Active Member

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    the tinted emblem....really looks much better than it did stock!!! Great job.....now I'm going to have to tint mines!!!! LOL
     
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  3. Mar 15, 2019 at 1:39 AM
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    Hobbyman2007

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    I’ve covered my sensor with a sticker and it made no difference to the function . I wouldn’t worry about a coats of tint .
     
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  4. Mar 15, 2019 at 6:42 AM
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    BrewskyNick

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    Oh cool. Yeah, I may go back & add a few more coats of tint to make it more smoked/darker.
     
  5. Mar 15, 2019 at 10:21 AM
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    txtr_customs

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    4Runner, txtrcustoms body lift, 35s, King suspension, custom bumpers by txtrcustoms Tacoma, txtrcustoms body lift, 34s
    Turned out Great!!! DIY for the win!
     

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