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3rd Gen Magnetic Gray Thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Eric NJ, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Jun 1, 2016 at 3:02 PM
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    splitbolt

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    I thought all chrome has copper and nickel, because that's how chroming works.
    My 2nd gen emblem did anyway...
    I'll have to remember the Draino trick when I get around to doing mine.
     
  2. Jun 1, 2016 at 3:06 PM
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    There is a process that only uses a super thin chrome, nothing else other than a yellowish primer under it. This is an actual layer of each metal that is very difficult to remove. Sanding between treatments helps create scratches in the material so the chemicals can eat into them. Been a week, it's about half stripped.

    Honestly if I had it to do over, I would start with a 600 grit, 800 grit, and finish with a 2000 grit and then use an etching primer and paint it. This is way more work than it's worth lol. Kinda too late to turn back now though.
     
  3. Jun 1, 2016 at 3:19 PM
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    splitbolt

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    Ahhh...
    I was on my third attempt at painting before I tried the bleach; kept flaking after about a year. On the previous attempts, I had scuffed it down to the metals in spots.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2016 at 3:21 PM
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    I agree that painting over chrome is not ideal and won't last forever. I hope to be able to find a TRD Pro grill at some point so this is just to hold me over until then. I just hate chrome lol. I'd love to take the headlights apart, strip the chrome, and paint them body color inside as well.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2016 at 5:48 PM
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    sorgon82

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    Welcome to the pissed off wives club lol
     
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  6. Jun 1, 2016 at 6:49 PM
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  8. Jun 1, 2016 at 8:17 PM
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    - Revtek 427A, 3" front combo in coil / above coil spacer lift, 1.5" Rear AAL, diff drop, brake line raise, belly pan drop - Leer 100 XR w/slider removable rear window, pet screens, headliner, dome light wired directly to battery - FN f(x) Pro Wheels 17x8 Matte Gunmetal Gray w/TRD center caps (Dustin is AWESOME) - BFG KO2 275/70R17
    Great looking truck - no rubbing with this set-up? Same wheel tire combo I am thinking of except 17x8 FN FX Pro.
    Stock UCA?
     
  9. Jun 1, 2016 at 8:19 PM
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    Thanks.
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    No rubbing at all so far
    Considering upgrading UCA
     
  10. Jun 1, 2016 at 10:31 PM
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    Has anyone used or heard of anyone use the seat covers available through your local Toyota dealer? If so, are they legit ?
     
  11. Jun 2, 2016 at 2:22 AM
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    '16 Tacoma- Avid side steps, LED interior lighting, yaesu ft-2900R VHF radio (KD8EHC), dog box, Garmin Alpha, Plott Hounds Wife's rig '12 Rav4 4x4 4cyl.... its a cupcake, but a damn good runner
    Definitely welcome to the club.... my wife almost shot me the day i picked up my truck(didnt help i barely discussed the fact i was buying a new truck with her). Then she saw and rode in it and decided i didnt have to die after all.
     
  12. Jun 2, 2016 at 9:24 AM
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    Lol. I didn't get it with the tacoma, she pushed for me to sell my ram for it. When I bought her 4runner I stopped to see the truck at 3am. Came home to sleep, woke up and she was gone so I went back to see what the deal was with it. I text her to let her know I was "running to the store". Came home 5 hours later with her truck lol. In my defense I didn't tell her what store I was going to
     
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  13. Jun 2, 2016 at 1:48 PM
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    Always easier to ask for forgiveness than permission!
     
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  14. Jun 2, 2016 at 6:33 PM
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    truck.jpg Just bought a month ago. Love it
     
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  15. Jun 3, 2016 at 8:16 AM
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    IMG_20160603_105815384.jpg Untitled3.jpg Untitled1.jpg Untitled.jpg Had it for about two weeks now.
     
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  16. Jun 3, 2016 at 8:20 AM
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    Looks really nice. I have the same truck but the OffRoad. I really like the running boards and the color matched fenders of your truck.
     
  17. Jun 3, 2016 at 8:22 AM
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    Thanks. Debating between the A.R.E Z Series cap and the LEER XQ next.
     
  18. Jun 3, 2016 at 8:27 AM
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    George1441

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    Looks realllllly nice !! Your neighbor with what looks like one of thos GM products must be jealous lol
     
  19. Jun 3, 2016 at 8:32 AM
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    Both look really nice. I got a quote on the A.R.E. MX bc I might want the full height door on my next topper. It isn't available yet so I get to wait. I really like those but not sure if I would want to give up having a tailgate.
     
  20. Jun 3, 2016 at 9:28 AM
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