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Grille and Bumper color change

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by connorpickle, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. Aug 26, 2016 at 12:05 PM
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    connorpickle

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    Hi everyone,

    New to the forum! I drive a 2016 Black SR5 TSS. I'm interested in changing my chrome bumper ends and grille to black "chrome", not matte, or do whatever it is that makes it the same color as the vehicle. I'm not sure about this process. I've read on the forum where people have used plastidip or gotten vinyl wrap. Is vinyl wrap the way to go? Or are there parts that can be purchased that can change out the bumper caps to a black "chrome" finish. I've also considered purchasing the TRD grille. Would like to hear everyone's thoughts!

    Thank you!
     
  2. Dec 7, 2016 at 10:46 AM
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    AnonVet

    AnonVet That's what she said!

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    7 inch pro comp 35x12.5 RPB Repulsars (Hate'em) 18x9 Rhino Glamis Bilstein 5100's TRD Pro grille Murdered out Spyder heads Smoked tails Leds all around her Debadged Go Rhino BR5 Front Bumper
    Damn no one got back to you on this,
     
  3. Dec 7, 2016 at 11:02 AM
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    Plastidip not being permanent, I went with paint on my grille. Took it off the truck, pressure washed the chrome off, spayed on adhesion promoter, sprayed on self etching primer, sprayed on color matched paint from automotivetouchup.com.

    Rear bumper: I took off all the plastic and and popper out the sensors. Sanded with 60 grit to take off the shine. Masked off truck. Sprayed with low texture bedliner from rattle can. Oh yeah, put in auxiliary back up lights and relocate your trailer harness into the bumper!

     
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  4. Dec 7, 2016 at 1:49 PM
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    AnonVet

    AnonVet That's what she said!

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    Liking what you did on the rear bumper man. what brands did you go with for the spray? did you go with less aggressive feeling?
     
  5. Dec 7, 2016 at 2:14 PM
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    Sorry, I can't remember the brand. It was nothing fancy, just a regular rattle can off the shelf at the auto parts store. It's certainly not very textured. I had some roll on liner that I used on some rock sliders once that had actual chunks of rubber in in. This is nothing like that at all. I'd say that it's pretty much orange peel texture.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2016 at 9:58 PM
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    You can do what Dave did (looking' good Dave!) or contact @Roman at Toyota of Cool Springs who can hook you up with the grill, hood bulge and bumper ends that you want/need to murder it out! He can get them painted to match. Cheers!
     
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  7. Dec 29, 2016 at 6:43 AM
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