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Dechrome / bed line question

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Chuck1188, Oct 9, 2018 at 7:09 PM.

  1. Oct 9, 2018 at 7:09 PM
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    Chuck1188

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    So initially I want to dechrome my front bumper ends and rear bumper.
    Truck is black on black and my question is: have any of you done an at home bed line job on those pieces?
    Would it look terrible?

    Reason being is it would be a lot cheaper to do it this way
     
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  2. Oct 9, 2018 at 7:15 PM
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    I've never done it but a friend did the home job on his truck bed....I'm curious too
     
  3. Oct 9, 2018 at 8:23 PM
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    I just had my front & rear bumpers (chrome pieces) as well as Grille surround at a local body shop in my town. Very reasonable (425.00 total) and it turned out great!

    original.jpg
    painted.jpg
     
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  4. Oct 9, 2018 at 10:20 PM
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    I used herculiner on my rear caps as well as my bed. It’s been about a year and a half and it’s not holding up. Not happy with it, but when I get the ambition I’ll soak it in xylene and wrap it.
     
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  5. Oct 10, 2018 at 1:48 AM
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    Why are you not happy with it?
     
  6. Oct 10, 2018 at 4:47 AM
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    Looks good on yours.
    Still kind of leaves me wondering about the 2 different blacks going together or not. Shiny vs matte haha
     
  7. Oct 10, 2018 at 4:55 AM
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    Good point. I seen it on a dark grey Tundra at the dealership and it looked good. I personally believe that if you are getting rid of all the chrome (emblems/badges, and wheels), it will look good. A nice contrast.
     
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  8. Oct 10, 2018 at 5:44 AM
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    agreed
     
  9. Oct 10, 2018 at 6:31 AM
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    I'll snap a picture later. Everytime I wash my truck, it's like the herculiner fades away. More and more chrome is poking through.
     
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  10. Oct 10, 2018 at 6:51 AM
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    I personally love the matte emblems and flares on shiny black paint. I'd bet the matte bumpers would look good also.
     
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  11. Oct 10, 2018 at 9:16 AM
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    3/1 level, black leather seats, all weather mats, dipped bumpers ends & grille surround, dipped badges, dipped cup holder/shift surround, raptor style grille
    I did my factory chrome tube steps with Home Depot spray on liner and I'm having the same problem as Matt. The liner is chipping and more chrome comes through with every wash.. only been a couple months. I've been wanting some N-Fabs anyway, so I guess now I have an excuse to get them :D
     
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  12. Oct 10, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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    I had my fender flares sprayed at the lineX place and they turned out good. Fixing to do the bumper ends to match.
     
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    I used Valspar's bedliner in a can stuff for my front bumper ends. Turned out fine, but took a long time to really harden.
     
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    I got quotes for my 4 bumper caps and it was going to be like $500...
     
  15. Oct 10, 2018 at 9:49 AM
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    They told me I had to remove them to apply it. Is that true?
     
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    The powder coat place I checked wanted me to remove them. The line-x place did not. I ended up going with vinyl wrap. It was cheaper and they did not need to remove them.
     
  17. Oct 10, 2018 at 10:02 AM
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    What color vinyl?
     
  18. Oct 10, 2018 at 11:39 AM
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    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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    I’m surprised you didn’t wrap it from the get go.
     
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  19. Oct 10, 2018 at 2:23 PM
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    I wanna do my end caps and my grill/hood bulge.....the prices I've been quotes are as much as getting the bed done...and I'm doing all the work of pulling the parts off
     
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    Maybe we could get both of our end caps and grill/bulge done for the same price if we go in together on it
     
  22. Oct 10, 2018 at 3:34 PM
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    Wonder how it would have turned out if they were sanded first...
    Would that be more work than I’m estimating?
     
  23. Oct 10, 2018 at 3:58 PM
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    I've had good luck with Rustoleum spray on bed liner. But only Rustoleum.

    I've used duplicolor and herculiner in the last 10 years. Disappointed both times. Both took what seemed like months to harden to a durable finish, but then they weren't durable at all. Used one to do my stock bumpers on an old ram and the other to do a bed on an older ranger.

    I've used the rustoleum bed liner on everything except a bed. I did my front and rear tube bumpers on my 4runner, a set of wheels on my F250, a set of wheels on my ridgeline, body line down on my 86 pickup, and so many other small projects I've lost track. Acetone, sand, acetone, and then spray 5-6 lighter coats. Not super light, but don't pile it on. I've never been disappointed by this product.

    Based on what you want to do, I would pull everything off the truck and spray on a drop cloth in my garage. If someone told you they're going to spray everything on the truck I'd be worried about tape lines, I'm OCD with that kind of stuff.
     
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    Is this picture in Columbus GA? I know the local shop that just did a job just like this. I'm dropping off my truck this Friday.
     
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    I actually did my front bumper ( aftermarket), grill and budge with plastic-dip almost two years ago on grill and bulge and about 6 months ago on bumper and both still look really good.
     
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    Just make sure you don't want to go after market bumper...did mine now contemplating going off road bumpers
     
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    I would love to do a ranch hand but won’t be able to do that for a long time.
    I figure I could spend $40 on bed liner and do it myself and I wouldn’t be out much
     
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    I had my bumpers line X same time as bed. still looks great 2 years later.

     
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    Plasti-dip is also a great option if you wanted to go that direction. I've had it hold up well and I've also had it peel. It does fine with regular wear/tear, but does not hold up to actual abrasion (trailside sticks, trees, rocks...). It can be easily touched up, but so can bed liner.

    Again this depends on prep. But the whole idea of plasti-dip is that it is removable. So if you sand (even lightly) and then clean the surface well, this stuffs not coming off, at least not easily or in whole pieces.
     
  30. Oct 10, 2018 at 6:37 PM
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    So I’m pretty sure I have the plastidip on the emblems. Is this an equivalent price to bed liner from say Lowe’s?
    I do like the smoother finish compared to a rougher bed liner
     
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