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Chrome end caps

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Johnkentzel, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. Sep 23, 2017 at 7:28 PM
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    Johnkentzel

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    Does anyone have any suggestions to getting the chromed end caps on the front and rear bumper either paint matched or replaced. My dealership quoted me 600 each side. I feel to be ridiculous.

    My buddy said plasty dip??? Never heard of it. Doesn't it wash off?

    I see the Plastic black covers on the internet but my dealership says they don't come with reinforcement and not to get them.

    Also I have a 2014 to 2017 limited grill with hood bulge. What's the easiest way to sell it?
     
  2. Sep 23, 2017 at 7:33 PM
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    joonbug

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    Personally I would have them powder coated. Second choice would be to wrap them. Last, plastidip.
     
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  3. Sep 23, 2017 at 8:00 PM
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    This ^^^ unless you know a paint guy who will hook you up. Or you contact @Roman And see what he can do.

    As far as the chrome limited grills, those seem to be a dime a dozen around here but maybe someone locally needs one so I'd try Craigslist.
     
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  4. Sep 23, 2017 at 8:13 PM
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    So 1200 for your bumper ends to be painted? That is ridiculous. And of course your dealership said not to get anything else because they see an easy hustle. Go to a local auto body shop and I bet you'll get both painted for less then half that
     
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  5. Sep 23, 2017 at 8:17 PM
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    Your truck is black right? I bet you can get black wrap cheap and try it yourself, it should be a slide match in color.
     
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  6. Sep 24, 2017 at 5:59 AM
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    Plastic dip to see how it will look then go permanent
     
  7. Sep 24, 2017 at 6:53 AM
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    Wrapped grille, bulge, and ends

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  8. Sep 24, 2017 at 7:31 AM
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    I know a paint guy so I’ll see what he can do once I get the truck next week. Otherwise I’ll get some color matched paint and do it myself. There are lots of tutorials on the process - sanding, adhesion promoter, primer, paint, clear coat.
     
  9. Sep 24, 2017 at 9:16 AM
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    I had chrome front corners and tried plasti dip almost a year ago and it’s held up fine. It doesn’t wash off. I would get the corners either painter or powder coated (If you can drop that coin).

    As far as selling your grille, list it on this forum, CL, and FB Tundra pages, that’s what I’d do.
    Good luck
     
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  10. Sep 24, 2017 at 10:03 AM
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    I'll eventually swap out all this chrome.
    I've learned by watching others try, you gotta have 50 posts before you're allowed to sell here....
     
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  11. Sep 24, 2017 at 10:47 AM
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    Yes you do, sorry I didn’t look at his post count.... :confused:
     
  12. Sep 24, 2017 at 11:45 AM
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    I'll eventually swap out all this chrome.
    @Sean266, are you the right person to ask? Can you direct me/us to where these rules are posted? I only figured this out after I saw another new member tried to sell something and his ad wouldn't post. I just read the forum rules and don't see it there, not on Marketplace either....

    I'm not tryin' to be a pain, just want to be able to help others get started. Also, if it's easy to find this info, maybe some guests would sign up earlier, knowing they gotta be part of the community awhile before participating this way....
     
  13. Sep 24, 2017 at 11:46 AM
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    https://www.tundras.com/threads/buy-sale-trade-rules.7133/
     
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  14. Sep 24, 2017 at 11:49 AM
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    I'll eventually swap out all this chrome.
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    One of the stickies in the marketplace.
     
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  16. Sep 24, 2017 at 1:47 PM
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    I don't even know where my post count is
     
  17. Sep 24, 2017 at 1:48 PM
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    That's wrapped? That looks SUPER GOOD how do I go about wrapping?
     
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    I got mine Powder coated - $35 an end. Looks awesome. Pain In the butt to remove them though.
     
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    I'll eventually swap out all this chrome.
    It's on your profile page. From thread, go to the top to where it says You, select that, then look through the list of stuff associated with your profile. When you wrote this you hadIMG_2203.jpg 32. It's labeled messages.
     
  21. Sep 24, 2017 at 2:44 PM
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    Paid $100 for all four corners.
     
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  23. Sep 26, 2017 at 7:37 AM
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    I'm about to tear my '17 Tundra apart and install the Pro Grill and Spyder headlights. At the same time, I'll remove the chrome end caps for either powder coating or Bullet Liner. Has anyone lined (Bullet, LineX, Rhino) theirs?
     
  24. Sep 26, 2017 at 8:18 AM
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    Do you have a picture of the powder coat
     
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    Yep.
     
  26. Oct 26, 2017 at 7:56 AM
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    looks sweet. I want to do the same to my front end caps. I just put the pro grille on. Do you have video or something you watched showing you how to take them off?
     
  27. Oct 26, 2017 at 8:18 AM
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    I've been looking to do the same. If there is a video of how to remove the endcaps that would be very helpful.
     
  28. Oct 26, 2017 at 9:10 AM
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    There is a really good write up with pictures (and some humor) on this site, from what I recall. Search around a bit. I am a pretty handy and patient guy, and I thought removing and reinstalling the front end caps was a total PITA. I understand the rear caps are even more of a PITA.
     
  29. Oct 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM
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    I'd also like to see the write up on removing the fronts. Been thinking about plasti-dipping them without removing
     
  30. Oct 28, 2017 at 7:40 PM
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    Maaco $100/end cap if u remove yourself
     
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