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What Have You Done To Your 3rd Gen Today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by hamiltonuh60, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Mar 8, 2022 at 3:23 PM
    Montana_Actual

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    It won't be over the whole headlight, just the portion where the chrome starts and the side reflector is visible. IF I do it. That's a big if. But since you mentioned this, it makes me want to consider a clear coat layer for them. Because that is a very good point and where I live it gets REALLY bad. That was initially why I also wanted the paint protection film from the factory but that shit barely covers anything. I have seen something a while ago about this but can't remember what it's called. It's like a clear vinyl that gets applied. I'd only put it on the headlights though.


    Just grab a hold of something with one hand and hold a flashlight with the other.
    I'll drive.
     
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  2. Mar 8, 2022 at 3:30 PM
    huskcummerbund

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    If you were to apply it to the outside of the housing that might look a little weird but I'd still be interested to see it. You'd probably want to get some 3M vinyl cutting tape to get a good clean cut line. If you were to apply it to the inside, just to the chrome, I'd recommend going with your original idea of painting it. You're in there anyway so might as well do what you really want.

    I think you may be thinking of a clear-bra. I have no idea where you're located, but here's some info about different levels of coverage and relative costs for a business in my area:
    http://www.kickincustoms.com/our-services/clear-bra-paint-protection/
     
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  3. Mar 8, 2022 at 3:30 PM
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  4. Mar 8, 2022 at 3:41 PM
    AwesomeLaw68

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  5. Mar 8, 2022 at 3:43 PM
    Montana_Actual

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    Yea, it would be from the chrome back. Kind of like those vinyls they make you can add on that cover the reflectors, but instead of just that small portion it would cover the whole back portion of the headlight. I got those reflector vinyls and there were trash. Barely covered anything. They look like this:

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    But, they don't actually look like that lol. Obviously, in black (the yellow is just to show what it covers)... but they didn't cover enough and too much of that light escaped around the edges. So if I start where the chrome starts and go all the way back from top to bottom, they should cover everything.

    I would love to just replace the reflector with a clear one, but that involves some pretty extensive modding. You can always pay someone to do it, I know there is a guy here on TW that does them, and they look great, but then you run the risk of fogging and it's super expensive.

    If I was going to use the rattle can method, would that require sanding that portion first? You know, like when you are "restoring" a housing you have to sand it first. Because I got a rattle can on the way and was hoping I could just throw a couple coats straight on then if I don't like it just use some rubbing alcohol and remove it. If not, then I'll try the vinyl method. I have a roll already from doing it on my previous Subaru:

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    But as for the tail lights... really I'd rather just put the black ones back on if I am going this route across the whole truck. I dunno... it's a summer project I have stacked up and we'll see how it pans out once I get started.

    “the best laid schemes of mice and men”
     
  6. Mar 8, 2022 at 3:49 PM
    Devious6

    Devious6 Not your Average College President Emeritus

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    Got a set of AG letters from Tufskinz for the skid plate. Still below freezing in the garage so I'll have to use the heater to warm the skid plate up if I want to put them on anytime soon here in northeast PA.

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  7. Mar 8, 2022 at 3:51 PM
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    Did you eat at Board Bites? I really like their food. I'm having a hard time finding a used cover for my 6' bed in the DFW area as well.
     
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  8. Mar 8, 2022 at 3:55 PM
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    Congrats on both fronts! :cheers:
     
  9. Mar 8, 2022 at 4:03 PM
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  10. Mar 8, 2022 at 4:13 PM
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    Some stuff
    I got some couplers and extended the length of the screws. Grill has lots of 3d Ness to it fer sure
     
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  12. Mar 8, 2022 at 4:42 PM
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    No money, all went to truck...
    best mod is paid off mod
     
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  13. Mar 8, 2022 at 4:50 PM
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    Happy International Women's Day! Thanks for wiping the truck with your tshirt. I wish my wife would do that. :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Mar 8, 2022 at 5:02 PM
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    I like the Devo hat.

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  15. Mar 8, 2022 at 5:04 PM
    TacoGeeloor

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    I was bored and with the rain didn’t want to do the diff breather relocate so I made some reflective decals for the doors. They blend in well until the light hits it.

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    did a little more update to the TRD Faux shift knob by adding the TDV vinyl decal.
     
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  17. Mar 8, 2022 at 5:12 PM
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    Also picked up this for a deal on Amazon. I believe it was marked down to $67. My budget on board air.

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  18. Mar 8, 2022 at 5:15 PM
    TacoGeeloor

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    Planning on hardwiring this? I’m thinking of doing that, have you aired a tire up to see how long it takes?
     
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  19. Mar 8, 2022 at 5:21 PM
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    The taillight lens is very much red.
    Embrace the pink.
    Just sayin’
    :argue:
     
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  20. Mar 8, 2022 at 5:30 PM
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    Go ‘noles!
     
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