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Dechroming

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by Poot Klopp, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Jan 15, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    Poot Klopp

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    I would like to dechrome as much of my taco as possible for cheap. As of now I have the front grille, rear bumper, and badges all in factory chrome.

    badges- I plan on debadging and painting them a flat black or mat black
    grille- maybe buy one of these that is color matched for $175
    bumper- that is where I am looking for some help

    I don't know much in regards to stripping and painting it, I have a buddy that I may ask for help on that. I was just wondering if guys here have done anything with the chrome stock bumper. Maybe get a few pics of mods done to it.
     
  2. Jan 15, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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  3. Jan 15, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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    use plastidip. its cheap, quite durable and if you dont like it, you can peel it off


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  4. Jan 15, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    you could also do bedliner for the bumper as well, i think that looks pretty good
     
  5. Jan 15, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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  6. Jan 18, 2011 at 12:33 AM
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    That's funny because I just picked up some 2 sided 3M tape and semi flat black paint today to do the same thing. I need to grab some fishing line and masking tape and a good day to do it. I'm just doing the badges and front emblem since mine has a black grill with just the toyota emblem chrome. Wheels may be next, depending on how this color looks.
     
  7. Jan 18, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    Yeah I think I am going to put off till it is not cold out anymore. I don't have an indoor workspace for the truck and I don't feel like freezing my balls off while working.
     
  8. Jan 18, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    A few years back i worked for a lexus dealership in so cal, the tech`s their used fishing line & a heat gun. weather had no bearing on the out-come. seemed to work great.:cool:
     
  9. Jan 18, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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  10. Jan 19, 2011 at 1:15 PM
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    the plasti dip seems easier for the emblems and it looks good, but I don't know how it would hold up on the bumper or the grille.

    I was driving around the day and saw a red taco with a black grille, I was half tempted to pull over and offer a trade for my chrome grille haha. Anyone here have a black grille looking to trade?
     
  11. Jan 19, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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  12. Jan 21, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    But I really like the new 2011 grille look, I know they went to just "black" with the new ones. Anyone know how far off this would look? Or if they have them unpainted?
     
  13. Jan 24, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    Got the new grille in today, looks good just needs some assembly and some clear coat. But it got me thinking, I think I am going to make a small project out of this and go with a grillecraft or satoshi DIY look. I'll take some time to check things out and do a write up at some point.
     
  14. Feb 18, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    Phase 1 was completed today while we had record highs of 70 in central Jersey!

    Cleaned the entire truck. Debadged the doors, SR5, Toyota dealership decal, and Toyota above the Tacoma on the back. Then plasti diped the Tacoma on the back. Also cut down the stock antenna to cab hight. Still researching the satoshi grille but I think I am going to do an abs plastic approach not the traditional bondo and fiberglass. If all goes well I will do a complete write up for it. Pictures to come tomorrow.
     
  15. Feb 19, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    I tried the plasti-dip on mine and it didn't work. I don't think the first gen badges are high profile enough to get the effect of the plasti-dip splitting at the edges and coming off cleanly from around the badge, they kinda "blend" into the paint smoothly instead of being "blocky"
    I did use plasti-dip successfully on my grille, it's been on a few weeks and through the car wash once and hasn't peeled at all.

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  16. Feb 19, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    You should murder out the grilled and bumper for the all black look...
     
  17. Feb 20, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    I am planning on doing the bumper at some point but I think I'm gonna take off the lower valence and put on a light bar so I'll wait there until I have the valence gone. Still up in the air on painting the grille inserts
     
  18. Feb 20, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    I'm just a fan of blacked out, to each there own.
     
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