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Removing Chrome Accents Around Air Vents

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by Captains1911, Jun 7, 2023.

  1. Jun 7, 2023 at 6:25 AM
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    Captains1911

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    These things drive me nuts because they create distracting oval shaped reflections in the side view mirrors. What are people doing to correct this? Thanks for the help.
     
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  2. Jun 7, 2023 at 7:47 AM
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    Yoda_Mike

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    I plasti dip sprayed mine- 3 come off easy and the last I made sure to tape and paper off to ensure no over spray.

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  5. Jun 7, 2023 at 8:05 AM
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    Nicely done! That had to be an exercise in patience for sure!
     
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    Did the color matched AJT Designs dash kit and got rid of the chrome rings.
    The full kit does take some time to install as mentioned above, the dash has to come off, but it is not really that difficult, and took me about and hour or hour and a half.
    Definitely worth it!
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  7. Jun 7, 2023 at 10:01 AM
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    Yes. They just adhere with double sided tape. It doesn’t require any disassembly.
     
  9. Jun 7, 2023 at 10:18 AM
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    Nice to see the only chrome parts in questions are the vents. The vents are a gateway starter
     
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  10. Jun 7, 2023 at 11:25 AM
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    I also painted, watched an ajt video to see how he disassembled them.
     
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    I got a set of vent rings from Meso, in black, and painted them Magnetic Gray Metallic. I also got the door handle overlays from Meso, the steering wheel emblem overlay from AJT, RAV4 radio knobs, and the driver's side grab handle from KTJO. No chrome at all left in the interior.


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  12. Jun 7, 2023 at 11:49 AM
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    Like I said in my original post, it's just the fact that they create distracting reflections in my mirrors, otherwise I wouldn't give two shits. Ok maybe I'd give 1 shit.
     
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    sounds like you give (4) shits ~ 4 vents :D

    but yeah, I know what you mean with the glare reflections.
     
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  14. Jun 7, 2023 at 11:54 AM
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    I put Meso's kids through a half-semester of college.



     
  15. Jun 7, 2023 at 11:59 AM
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    Do you have more or less room in the backseat compared to the 4th gen?
























































    :nuclear:
     
  16. Jun 7, 2023 at 12:05 PM
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    Originally bought the MESO's but wasn't happy with the fitment, ended up dechroming my stocks in a bleach bath and repainting MGM along with a bunch of other trim pieces.

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    :notsure::notsure::notsure:

    You'll have to ask the back seat occupants.

     
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    They look like they just had a day of real beer, real food and real fun! Maybe too much real :confused::p
     
  19. Jun 7, 2023 at 12:15 PM
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    I don't remember when the photo was taken, but that's a Pagosa Springs brewing glass. Chances are it was a whole week of real.


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  20. Jun 7, 2023 at 12:16 PM
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    HA! I've been there a few times. My parents are in Pagosa springs right now

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