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Before-After (Chrome removal)

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Bergmen, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Aug 13, 2018 at 5:13 PM
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    Bergmen

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    Here is my 2018 the day after I picked it up in January of this year:

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    And here it is today after swapping out the chrome with Blazing Blue Pearl parts (from Spark Toyota):

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    Much nicer IMO.

    Dan
     
  2. Aug 13, 2018 at 5:21 PM
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    WEAL

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    Very nice, agree 100%
     
  3. Aug 13, 2018 at 5:24 PM
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  4. Aug 13, 2018 at 5:26 PM
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  5. Aug 13, 2018 at 5:26 PM
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    Very nice.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2018 at 5:26 PM
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    mdavis

    mdavis I need a beer.

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    Man, that looks great!
     
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  7. Aug 13, 2018 at 5:27 PM
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    Looks good just ordered my grill and surround. Had to go with platinum grill so it will still have chrome in the middle. But I bought a SR5 center which is black. Don't know if I will use it or not, I do like those honey combs a lot. Seems that I can not order mics bronze parts like the other colors. Have not decided what to about the bumpers either line x or color matched
     
  8. Aug 13, 2018 at 5:39 PM
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    The honey comb grill that came with the blue surround was slightly different than the grill that came with the Tundra. Original was a dark gray (somewhat matte) and the grill with the blue surround is more of a gloss or semi-gloss black. Much, much nicer.

    Dan
     
  9. Aug 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM
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    BTBAKER

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    Much better!!
     
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  10. Aug 13, 2018 at 6:01 PM
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    BTBAKER

    BTBAKER BE YOU. THE WORLD WILL ADJUST.

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    How hard were those bumper corners?
     
  11. Aug 13, 2018 at 6:11 PM
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    They were something of a PITA. The new blue painted bumper end caps were out of plastic, the oroiginals were chrome steel. I had to remove the bumper (following a procedure somewhere on this forum) and R&R the end caps. The TSS sensors were a bit difficult to install as well as the fog light mounts. The fog light mounts were loose when snapped in so I reinforced them with a couple of thread forming screws to keep them from rattling. A little mod job but okay. The bumper work took me most of a day (but I am slow at this stuff).

    Dan
     
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  12. Aug 13, 2018 at 6:15 PM
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    PRO BLANCO

    PRO BLANCO Dirt biking & fishing

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    Nice!!! So much nicer!!
     
  13. Aug 13, 2018 at 7:07 PM
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    BTBAKER

    BTBAKER BE YOU. THE WORLD WILL ADJUST.

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    That’s not motivating me to get it done! Haha. Good job.
     
  14. Aug 14, 2018 at 10:05 PM
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    Lol. That’s why I plastidipped mine black. 9DE7CFBD-369B-4093-A74D-7AD187161C2A.jpg
     
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  15. Aug 14, 2018 at 10:12 PM
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    Very nice.
     
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  16. Aug 14, 2018 at 11:31 PM
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    Looks awesome, color matched was one of the reasons I went with the Sport.
     
  17. Aug 15, 2018 at 3:51 AM
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    All chrome gone, pro grill, KC ditch light and bluetooth wireless controller.
    The bumper caps are the biggest pain in the ass of this project. And the fact that Toyota Cement paint does not match from one year to another.

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  18. Aug 15, 2018 at 9:14 AM
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    I saw your thread on your Sport while I was working on mine. It really gave me a good idea as to what mine would eventually look like and was very motivating!

    Dan
     
  19. Aug 15, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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    Cool, glad it helped ya!
     
  20. Aug 15, 2018 at 12:27 PM
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    Very nice now get rid of those chrome emblems. Supper easy to do.
     
  21. Aug 15, 2018 at 1:22 PM
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    Go Pack!
    Thanks for asking that question - that was going to be mine... really don't love the chrome ears on the front either. May have to go the plasti-dip route!
     
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  22. Aug 15, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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    Looks great! Exactly how I want my 16' blazing blue to look.
     
  23. Aug 15, 2018 at 1:39 PM
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    I'm okay with the emblems myself. I'm proud of the 5.7 V-8 and the fact that it is an SR5. I check other Tundras out to see how they are equipped and the emblems help.

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  24. Aug 15, 2018 at 1:48 PM
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    Chrome looked better
     
  25. Aug 15, 2018 at 3:45 PM
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    Nice, I changed all mine to black including the 5.7 and took the SR5’s off completely. Going for a little cleaner look. Yours looks awesome congrats.
     
  26. Aug 15, 2018 at 7:08 PM
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    BTBAKER

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    I think I’m gonna do the same. Did you have to do any prep? Like scuff up the chrome??
     
  27. Aug 16, 2018 at 5:34 PM
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    QQ... Typically a company monitors feedback from owners/forums/marketing research.... there are quite a few of us that have removed the chrome on their trucks. I mean... put an option "chrome delete" for $500 and they could generate additional income on options. I'd do it.. and I'm sure many others would. I had my bulge and grill (hidden in the home) before I even got my truck delivered.
     
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  28. Aug 16, 2018 at 5:54 PM
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    I just cleaned it real good with rubbing alcohol. No scuffing, since I may want to remove it some day.
     
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  29. Aug 21, 2018 at 6:12 PM
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    Dang, looks awesome. I need to scrape the funds together to get rid of my chrome.
     
  30. Aug 21, 2018 at 8:18 PM
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    I think you will be really glad you went through the effort, I know I am. I often find myself just walking out in front of the Tundra and just admiring how it looks now. I forgot to mention in the OP that I also changed out the black mirror covers for Blazing Blue Pearl mirror covers, also from Sparks.

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