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Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by brayan975, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Sep 11, 2018 at 10:08 AM
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    Hey everyone :hattip:

    I was wondering if anybody knew the bolt size for the tow hook.
    My Truck is a 2016 Toyota tundra. I would want to remove them to paint them red, but I just want to know the size of the bolt to remove it. I dont have the rights tools so i would have to ask my cousin to borrow it from the shop, so if anybody knows the size please let me know :)




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  2. Sep 11, 2018 at 10:08 AM
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    Fairly certain it is a 17mm
     
  3. Sep 11, 2018 at 10:10 AM
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    Thank you, I will see when I get home.

    I was just confused because it had a number 11 engraved on the bolt
     
  4. Sep 11, 2018 at 10:23 AM
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    I think the Plastidip might peel off if you use the hook
     
  7. Sep 11, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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    yeah your right :thumbsup:
     
  8. Sep 11, 2018 at 10:36 AM
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    I used the Dupli-Color Super Red II. It is a good match to the color of the trd sway bar.
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  9. Sep 11, 2018 at 10:40 AM
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    Looking to do the same this weekend. I picked up a cheap can of rustoleum paint and primer. Are you guys scuffing the surface to help with paint adhesion or just wiping it clean and doing the primer/ paint?
     
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    Nice clean look!
     
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    That looks great, do you remember what color (name, code, etc) of powder they used? Or how much it costs? I was hoping to do this one on the cheap. Too much money going out for other mods at the moment!
     
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    Search "red tow hooks" in another post, I mentioned the powder coat color code that my local shop used, can't remember off the top of my head, it's a spot on match for the TRD red. Cost was $40 if I recall.
     
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    That truck looks sick! is it normal for the body to lean so much compared to the bumper??
     
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    Yes, the cab and front are on the body mount bushings thus the flex and reason for bumper gap (I measured 13 - 15mm from three different trucks). That's why I don't understand aftermarket bumper don't account for this. I had to modify my ADD stealth fighter bumper.

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    ...and regarding the tow hooks, this thread has convinced me to do it myself. I'm painting my grill this weekend, so i'll hit my tow hooks with epoxy primer so they dont rust, and then whatever can of red I have lying around.
     
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    So I took my tow hooks off...but I don’t have any red paint at all lying around. I prefer Kawasaki (green) lol. Anyways, this means I’ll be buying some red paint. Here are my options...lacquer, enamel or alkyd. I’ll be cleaning it up well and removing rust (it’s not that old, so only really rusty on the welds) primer and then paint. WhT kind do you guys recommend? Lacquer is hardest and easy to recoat, but really thin and may chip away. Enamel is in between, and alkyd is thick and soft (rust paint) so it will sort of absorb chips and such...I’m leaning towards oil based alkyd tremclad
     
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    Get some high temp paint, apply several coats, and heat them up (I used some hooks fashioned out of clothes hanger wire) in your barbeque grill. Makes for a nice and hard coating on the hooks.
     
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    Good point. I painted a number of bits on my last bike (the one in my avatar) with a similar product (the gold forks for instance) and I essentially baked it on beside the stove pipe of my waste oil burner i the garage (around 200F) and it held up extremely well.
     
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    Well I painted and then baked my tow hooks. They got a bit darker after the oven. Oh well.

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    They did darken up! What brand of spray paint did you use? Even dark, they still look good.
     
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    Duplicolor engine enamel. I baked it at 250 for 45 mins. Didn’t smell much at all actually. Wife noticed but didn’t freak out at all.
     
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    That probably looks sharp with your black truck, though.
     
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    I’ll post a pic when I get it back on tomorrow.
     
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    So that paint i used is garbage. It went on poorly, and I chipped it twice just putting the tow hooks back on. Anyways, here they are

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