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Final Chrome Be Gone..Steering Wheel Badge

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by TundraCoast, May 15, 2019.

  1. May 15, 2019 at 10:22 AM
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    TundraCoast

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    I've been chipping away at de-chroming my interior (1794 Edition) posting the progress along the way. Vinyl wrapped the steering wheel badge last weekend, turned out pretty good o the first attempt.


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  2. May 15, 2019 at 10:39 AM
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    What procedure & product did you use? I’d like to dechrome my steering wheel emblem as well.
     
  3. May 15, 2019 at 10:53 AM
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    How in the heck did you wrap the steering wheel badge?? Did you take it off and re-attach it somehow?
     
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    That steering wheel badge looks FANTASTIC!!!!!!! Please, share the details!
     
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    Bought vinyl “sample” from Amazon for $5 it’s enough to do the steering wheel badge twice. I went with satin black. There are a couple of vids on YouTube wrapping badges. The issue is the steering wheel badge is much smaller than exterior Toyota badging. I used a heat gun, small plastic pic tool, fine tip xacto-blade and an old credit card. I covered the badge loosely with the vinyl, swept over it with the heat gun a couple of times, then started working the vinyl into the crevices while adding more heat, (I went easy with the heat). It’s time consuming getting all the edges pushed down but not bad. The steering wheel badge is plastic welded to the air bag pod so I went wrap in place of trying to paint it. Hope this helps others, I took my time and wasn’t in a hurry.
     
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  7. May 15, 2019 at 2:13 PM
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    How did you black out the shifting console?
     
  8. May 15, 2019 at 3:38 PM
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    There are a couple way, you can tape off around it and paint, wrap. I chose to take the shifter surround off, it’s held in place by (4) plastic welded rivets. I cut hose off, painted piece then epoxied back into place using the same four plastic weld spots
     
  9. May 15, 2019 at 3:53 PM
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    Did you wrap the chrome rings around the climate control knobs as well? In place? That's all i have left inside my truck that is chrome
     
  10. May 15, 2019 at 3:58 PM
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    Hey Sean,

    I had the HAVAC out to have the vent rings painted so I disassembled the trim rings around the knobs and had those painted at the same time. Now that little ring of chrome around the 4x4 hi & lo is buggin....it’s all in the details.
     
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  11. May 15, 2019 at 4:10 PM
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    Oh crap, you just had point out that tiny little piece is chrome too, lol. I never noticed before. Thanks alot!!!
     
  12. May 16, 2019 at 4:38 PM
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    You’re welcome, lol. Let me know what you work out for that trim ring on the 4x4 selector
     
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    I couldnt find away to take the 4x4 knob apart. Looks like the only way is to tape and paint. I wouldnt vinyl unless you figure out how to take it apart. I would like to know if the ac knobs can be painted without looking like crap. The texture gripping doesn't look paint friendly. I went rustoleum soft iron on the trim and avery brushed black steel for the ac chrome, metra kit, and entire control panel.20190530_093745.jpg
     

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