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Dechroming

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MowTaco, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Jan 30, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    MowTaco

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    Well I have finally gotten a successful start to my war on chrome on my truck. After failing miserably with my badges I decided to use my remaining Plasti-Dip on my grille surround. I've always though it looked stupid with the chrome billet and chrome surround and this definitely helped.

    Painting it (notice the complete lack of masking, I love Plasti-Dip!)

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    I just ordered some clear corners on Ebay so I din't bother painting the ones I have now. I'll black out the trim on them before I put them on. I also think I'm gonna lose the lower valence all together... And the chrome strip and rear bumper will also be black. If anyone is considering this DO IT! It's super easy and 100% reversible if you end up not liking it.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    schiz94

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    cant wait to see the lift
     
  3. Jan 30, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    U should get the billet that covers all 3 holes
     
  4. Jan 31, 2011 at 12:47 AM
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  5. Jan 31, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    Codystauffer

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    Would doing this work with just like enamel or regular spray paint?
     
  6. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    shitroc

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    lookin good OP:thumbsup: i cant wait to start dechroming in the spring
     
  7. Jan 31, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    Before....haha.....its my old avatar but its when it had the stock bumper and chrome grill
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    After.....no more stock bumper and painted grill.
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  8. Jan 31, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    mytattootears

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    Hey I just did the same thing today check it out
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  9. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    TACO2003

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    98% Dechromed:eek:

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  10. Feb 1, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    jobrien

    jobrien shit happens then you die

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    what bumper you got in the front
     
  11. Feb 1, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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  12. Feb 1, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    You mean more like 85% taco2003, you forgot to add the rim to dechrome, Im around 90ish I think
     
  13. Feb 1, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    It's much easier. There's almost no prep work, just wipe everything down with alcohol. It also sticks to everything, so you can just spray it on anything. It's also rubberized and flexible so it won't chip off like paint does.
     
  14. Feb 1, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    I'm working on mine too, I still have to do the bumpers and the corner lights.
     
  15. Feb 1, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    Well shit. Here I thought I was the only one who has thought of this.
     
  16. Feb 1, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    :spy: No Chrome

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  17. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    magikbean562

    magikbean562 once flirted with danger, danger got clingy

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    i happen to like my chrome on my taco :D
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    the 4runner is a diff story
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  18. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    Lol its ok we are only trying to take your thunder.

    jk, your truck looks really good man.
     
  19. Feb 1, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    What's the best thing to use on the door handles? I don't want it to be able to scratch the paint off
     
  20. Feb 2, 2011 at 5:23 AM
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    I didn't add the rims because thier aluminum:D
     
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