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How did you paint climate controls?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by memario1214, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Oct 4, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    memario1214

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    I am looking to paint the area around my dials on the climate controls as well as the area around the shifter. My question is how did people sand away the paint on the rough sections of plastic? Or did you just adhesion promoter and then paint?
     
  2. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    It pulls straight out .... unscrew dials from the rear and you'll have a blank with three holes ... very simple.

    Glare on radio head:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    Jerez

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    i was gonna do this to mine and paint it black but i found a black climate control from a base model Tacoma on Ebay for $20...just swapped it out n works great
     
  4. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    ^^^ :confused: not what the op asked about.


    anyway you dont have to sand away the stock paint on the climate control/console just scratch it up enough so that the paint will stick. if you want you can use the promoter but just sanding should be fine just try and get in the low points as much as possible.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    how do u take that plate around the shifter off? ive tried slowly prying it cuz most parts inside the truck is like that but i didnt wanna break anything, how does this come out? thanks!
     
  6. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    That pulls straight up just as well ...... remove the shifter knob ..... slow and easy .... 4 clips if recall right when I painted mine .... taped off area around "P R N D 3 2 L". Wasn't a big fan of the SR5 silver.

    Photo really doesn't do it justice:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    Thanks for keeping me straight Alex .... :cool:.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    haha no prob! post above with picture is more like it :thumbsup:
     
  9. Nov 14, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    how does the shifter knob come off?
     
  10. Nov 14, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    It unscrews.. i don't think its 100% necessary to take it off though.
     
  11. Nov 14, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    another thing that you can do...i pretty much painted everything i could diss-asemble inside my truck flat black, another nice touch is to take off those silver rings around your guage cluster. they pop right out with something sharp. try it out!
     
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