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Painting chrome trim bezel around shifter

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Pudge, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. Oct 25, 2018 at 9:23 AM
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    I wet mine and oh so slightly stretched them, gave me good coverage from the outer part of the ring to inside.

    IMG_7902.jpg

    I'm switching out the HU though, so I'll be painting those big silver pieces (which is one piece, not my pic below) and those 2 vent rings in them since I hacked one vinyl a bit with a phone vent holder.

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  2. Dec 11, 2018 at 10:49 PM
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    I'm in the middle of painting my vent trim rings and shifter gate surround. Do you have a vinyl overlay for the chrome trim rings on the higher end knobs (ie the 1794/Platinum). Its 2 rings connected by a center bar?
     
  3. Dec 11, 2018 at 11:00 PM
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    Sean, did you ever wrap or paint your climate control trim, I have it all apart right now but can't seem to get the trim rings and the connecting bar off the panel
     
  4. Dec 12, 2018 at 5:55 AM
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    Nope I never figure out how to get them off. I'm sure there's a way but I couldnt get it.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2018 at 9:28 AM
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    I messed with it for 30 min, theres are plastic clips that look like they would release the chrome trim rings but no go.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2018 at 9:34 AM
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    What piece are you referring to here "The little chrome trim piece on the bottom of the shifter also comes off with a little pop with a flat screwdriver. That just needs to be cleaned and painted too".
     
  7. Dec 12, 2018 at 11:16 AM
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    Not the best photos. You pop out the clear rings. The the chrome rings have very small side clips. Best to use a small flat head

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  8. Dec 13, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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    Mike, your pics helped me figure out how to get the clear ring and the chrome detail trim, thank you.

    I added a few pics with arrows to help others, once you know what needs to be removed its really easy to get the pieces off.

    This is the dual climate control from (1794/Platinum). The pic below, the clear inner rings are already removed
    the arrows indicate where the (4) tabs are, as Mike said a small flathead like the type used for miniature screws is key.

    From Skitch-2.jpg


    These (2) tabs release the chrome bar that is in the center of the rings

    From Skitch-4.jpg



    Pic showing the (2) trim rings & (1) bar removed
    From Skitch.jpg
     
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  9. Dec 13, 2018 at 10:54 AM
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    All (4) air vent trims rings, shifter surround and HAVAC trim are being professionally painted satin-black. I'll have them back today and will reassembly tonight, pics to follow.....
     
  10. Dec 13, 2018 at 11:04 AM
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    Here is what I did for mine.

    20181120_175003.jpg
     
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  11. Dec 13, 2018 at 11:06 AM
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    But I like my chrome.
     
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  13. Dec 13, 2018 at 11:09 AM
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    Keep the chrome going.....I have others vehicles that I've added chrome trim pieces. On the Tundra going for a different look thats all.
     
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  14. Dec 13, 2018 at 11:17 AM
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    With parts out of the Tundra and easy to work with, I went over any of the plastic screens or faces with Meguiar's Plastic-X polish. A couple of light coats
    and any light swirls or haze are gone.

    HAVAC control face
    FullSizeRender-21.jpg

    Shifter trim
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    Gauge Cluster Screen (mid clean so there is polish still on it)
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  15. Dec 13, 2018 at 11:25 AM
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    Just playing devil's advocate. I would upgrade my chrome but I'll wait until my warranty is out.
     
  16. Dec 14, 2018 at 12:08 PM
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    Picked-up painted interior parts, everything is back together. Took crappy pics, I'll post better pics of the full dash.

    Haven't seen a 1794 edition with chrome trim painted out, might be motivation for others with this model. I like the
    black trim much better than the chrome.


    Shifter surround/ cupholder trim
    FullSizeRender-24.jpg



    Air vent trim rings
    FullSizeRender-22.jpg



    FullSizeRender-23.jpg

    Center Dash vents / HAVAC trim (I'll post a close up of that HAVAC pieces)

    FullSizeRender-26.jpg
     
  17. Dec 14, 2018 at 1:22 PM
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    awesome job on the 1794. slowly working my way there
     
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    Close up of the climate control trim rings and center bar

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    Did mine this last weekend. Plasti-dip on the cup holder and shifter, vinyl on the vent surrounds. Worth the $15 bucks and couple hours

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    Did you paint those yourself or did you buy them somewhere? Looks good.
     
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    Had the parts professionally painted, I figured I am doing this once so I wanted them to be perfect. Especially the vent trim rings, the inner rings are a pain to remove.
     
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    Looking good. How much did the pro paint job go for?
     
  24. Jan 4, 2019 at 8:41 PM
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    We do a lot of business with the body shop that painted my interior parts. They didn't charge for them. Between $150-200 would be my guess
     
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    @Pudge thanks for the pics, they made it very easy to remove and disassemble, once I knew which welds were holding it in place.

    @jewsNbrews I couldn't wait until spring, one trip to 7-11 with the kids and knowing it was doable and still there, was driving me nuts

    It was a simple removal, no issues. I don't foresee any issues putting it back together after the bezel is Plastidipped. If the sip doesn't hold up, I'll redo with spray paint or spray bed liner in the spring.

    I removed the small welds with a wood carving flat edge file and will use hotglue to reattach. I hate working with epoxy, it's so messy.

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    I had such a hard time trying to figure out how to remove that piece. I just gave up on it. Those tabs were such a pain. I filed them down and still couldn't get it off. I may have to try again. Thanks for the pictures.
     
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    Once I knew what everyone was talking about, it was an easy removal.

    I was able to gently bust the nipple option ends off with a small chisel. Very gently pushed them, I count 6 (and two small ones without tops, at the top left and bottom right) and you will be left with the following .

    The male potion of fhe clips will still fit in the female potion and will be secured with hot glue to give a new button top.

    I've pointed to a couple of the clips you have to snap and you can see, they still have holding power and just the tops were chiseled off

    This shows the 6 posts with tips and 2 wirhout, where the other piece feeds into. They are the holes with the little circles around them.
    IMG_20191207_170625.jpg

    This one shows the 6 pillars and 2 dummy mini posts
    IMG_20191207_170728.jpg

    A close up of two broken posts, that will still work once inserted and glued
    IMG_20191207_170756.jpg
     
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    And done.

    Putting it back in took a bit more work that I thought, it's a tight fit to shimmy it back in the vehicle.

    I did one stupid thing, I always do...I pushed down on a corner and poped one of my glue welds (parking corner). Not worth taking out, it's still very secure, level and the bezel doesn't get touched during use, so shouldn't be a problem. If it loosens or knowing it isn't glued down drives me nuts, I'll fix it in the spring. But I best leave it alone before I make it worse.

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    Looks great!
     
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