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Operation Get Rid of Chrome.. Almost Complete!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by IluvTEA, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Oct 6, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    IluvTEA

    IluvTEA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    All that is left is the chrome grille!
     
  2. Oct 6, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    Bullzi511Tacoma06

    Bullzi511Tacoma06 KCCO

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    Did you replace the bumper or paint it? I can't tell from the pics...
     
  3. Oct 6, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    Sorry, I should have specified.. I bought the base rear bumper from VolFan57 and I sold my chrome bumper on craigslist.

    I also got the rear window tinted darker.

    The grille is the last bit of chrome on the truck. I can't wait to get that swapped out. Anybody want to trade their white one for my chrome one?! :D
     
  4. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    2chains

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    Love your white taco, I have always been partial to that color of taco. I saw white today with tacoma badge on the side painted metallic white...also looked goood!
     
  5. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    I am not a fan of the "Chrome" look either.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    Chrome ring aroudn shifter? Chrome emblem on steering wheel??
     
  7. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    Lookin' good! I keep watching for you around town but haven't spotted you yet. PM me, I wanna see the truck in person.

    What part of WR are you in? Those houses look familiar.

    Chris
     
  8. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    OZ-T

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    You better get some different tail lights , I see chrome .
     
  9. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    Visit the Build.
    Looks nice!
     
  10. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    Thanks, your truck is very nice too.

    hmm, so it was ghosted? If you see it again, take a pic and ask him/her how they did it. I'm interested....


    I can't handle it, I don't know why. I think it looks good on some vehicles, but not my Taco...

    Darn it, you got me. I also have chrome in the headlights still... I guess I'll have to do the Projector Retrofit...

    I keep looking for your truck too... I'll PM you and maybe we can meet up this week or next week. I might be able to make the mini meet too now. We'll see.

    Darn it, add that to EricT's list above. I've seen a couple guys on here with the black tail lights from Ebay, but they seem a bit expensive ($200+ iirc) and I think the center section looks a little wierd. I'll have to figure something out.

    Thank you, sir.
     
  11. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    Lurkin

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    Ahhh, another parishioner of the Church of the Sacred Anti-Chomite. Welcome!!

    Yeah, gotta do something with the tails. Downside is if you like the style, only thing I've found/seen is to tint the lenses some to lessen the chome effect. The black aftermarket's still have the chrome daisy. I chose to go with a blacked out old-style bulbed aftermarket tail.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    And the chrome inside the tails (all i have left as well)

    Looking good man.
     
  13. Oct 7, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    Haha! Yes, I'm also a parishioner of your church. Haha!

    I like the look of the LED tails, just not the chrome in it.

    The "daisy" in the black aftermarkets is more defined. It reminds me of that email that came out a couple years ago about the lady that went to Africa on a mission trip and got a bug in her bra that burrowed in her boob and multiplied. It was a hoax but still, not a pretty picture.

    The BTLM sounds a bit too in depth for me.

    I'm not a big fan of the 05-08 stock tails either. I might do the VHT niteshade spray, it worked good on the lenses in the headlight.
     
  14. Oct 7, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    Thanks for the compliment KPT! Your truck is one of my favorites! Let me know if you have a solution to the chrome in the tail lights.
     
  15. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    With the chrome in the tails, Im not a fan of it at all. I havent had any luck with the search on TW, but has anyone taken the same approach to the the taillights as the BHLM to the front? I've seen lots of tinted tail lights, but thats not what Im talking about. I'd like to remove the lens and paint the Chrome piece in the center that houses the LED portion more of a black or something. Anyone done this or seen any threads on this? Again, I havent found any threads on it, but maybe Im using the wrong search words.
     
  16. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    Search for BTLM in the 2nd Gen forum. I was just reading over it. Sounds pretty in-depth. Its not as easy as the BHLM because you can't bake them and peal them apart. You have to cut them apart with a dremel. Sounds scary. I wish someone who was good at this offered their services. They would make a killing.

    Let me know if you find anything else.
     
  17. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:14 PM
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    To each his own? Personally I want more chrome! I wish the front bumper was chrome. I'm thinking about buying a crome grill I saw in J C Whitney.
     
  19. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Yep to each their own :thumbsup:

    You might be able to trade some of your stuff to get more chrome, as a lot of people on this board are looking to do what the OP has.
     
  20. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    tint 35/20 colormatched (by me) grill.
    looks good! i think you should just tint the tails a little bit. IMO it would look good
     
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