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Operation De-Chrome-age complete

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Vito117, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. Oct 30, 2020 at 10:14 AM
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    Vito117

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    A little weekend project I completed.
    Time to get rid of the copious amounts of chrome on front bumper, , handles, mirrors, hood bulge, and grill assembly shroud. Just looked...well outta place and as If Toyota assemblers were just grabbing and throwing shit on the trucks at the factory.:p

    Ordered the front bumper-shellz caps in ABS paintable from Ecological.
    Instead of removing the handles I opted for cheap paintable caps.
    Removed hood budge, grill assembly, mirror caps.
    Sanded, cleaned, sanded, cleaned. .....applied 2- coats of Bulldog plastic adhesion promoter.
    sanded a bit more. 2000 grit. Cleaned.
    Then painted on 3 coats Barcelona Red. Waited....touched up. Lightly sanded again with 5000 wet.
    Applied 2K High Gloss......3 coats.....sanded again in between coats with 5000 wet. Still need to polish it up now and buff.

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    It was a bit chilly here so decided to do the paint project in my heated clean basement instead of garage/shop.
    House was now fumes central...LOL:eek: Girlfriend left house ( Oh well...actually nice:rofl:)
    11 PM set off the Co2 detector in house. Energy company arrived and tested the furnace, etc. Fumes being burnt off in the furnace caused the spike they said. No biggie..I was able to run the whole house fan all night to exhaust any fumes.
    Next morning re-assembly. Bumper shells with parking sensors...install was a bit trickier than expected. Rest went on a like a dream. Gotta love simplicity in assembly.
    Also capped over the various Tundra badges. Easy-peasy.

    As you can see I kept my original Limited w/TRD grill with TSS sensor and did that in black. Hell everyone seems to swap them for the honeycomb grill so I figured be a bit different.
     
  2. Oct 30, 2020 at 11:03 AM
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    CowboyTaco

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    That's beautiful. Well done!

    One of the best colors with no chrome.....
     
  3. Nov 15, 2020 at 6:22 PM
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    BarcelonaSX

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    Bilstein 6112 front coilovers @2.5”. Bilstein 5100 rear shocks with toytec shackles @1”. 20x9. Xd grenade wheels with 295/60/20 ridge grapplers. Tinted windows. Gibson single side dual exhaust.
    Nice rig. Looks good.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2020 at 6:35 PM
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    AGuyFromNC

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    Nice. I am on my way to dechrome too. Just installed bumpershells and mirror caps. I removed the huge chrome badge under the side mirrors. I think I want to install a painted grill surround and hood bulge and call it a day though. I kinda like small chrome accents here or there (keyless door handles for example).
     
  5. Nov 15, 2020 at 6:46 PM
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    ACDC2ZZTop

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    None yet
    Having bought a 2nd gen the handles and mirrors are black. Bought and installed black running boards and next will be to pull emblems and try a product I got a sample of... results to follow

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  6. Nov 15, 2020 at 7:03 PM
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    Tundra234

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    Alot of them
    Brownsfanhere likes this.
  7. Nov 18, 2020 at 3:34 PM
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    Airn890

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    Came out excellent
     
  8. Jan 12, 2021 at 3:44 PM
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    gkelm

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    Nice! Did you have to drill out the bumper shells for the sensors?
     
  9. Jan 12, 2021 at 3:55 PM
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    Saltyhero13

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    Not necessary. You can specify if you need the Bumpershellz whole or with holes.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2021 at 4:47 PM
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    gkelm

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    perfect, thanks!
     

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