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Painting chrome trim bezel around shifter

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

  1. Dec 8, 2019 at 8:38 AM
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    Just as an FYI I had much better luck with plastidip than paint. I used rustoleum black auto trim paint and it started to crack and shrink quite a bit and also chipped easily. The dip seems to be more flexible and no chips so far
     
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  2. Dec 31, 2019 at 4:06 PM
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    Just installed the vent covers, shifter and cup holder covers from AJT design and he is new starting to make the shift gate ring soon. Great products. 20191226_222623.jpg 20191226_223646.jpg
     
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  3. Dec 31, 2019 at 4:50 PM
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  4. Dec 31, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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    Looks really good, both the shifter surround and cupholder pieces are over lays?

    Or does the cupholder piece replace the pop out chrome trim ring?
     
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  5. Dec 31, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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  6. Dec 31, 2019 at 6:14 PM
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    Thanks for sharing. Pre ordered.
     
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  7. Jan 1, 2020 at 4:43 PM
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  8. Jan 1, 2020 at 5:04 PM
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    Decided to paint it today.. 20200101_111434.jpg 20200101_133024.jpg
     
  9. Jan 2, 2020 at 1:48 PM
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    While painting decided to pull the trim around the radio. 20200102_153314.jpg 20200102_155845.jpg
     
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  10. Jan 2, 2020 at 2:42 PM
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    How hard is that piece to remove, is there a thread or step by step?

    Looks great!
     
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  11. Jan 2, 2020 at 2:58 PM
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    D.A.P. Tune Bilstien 6112/5160 33x12.50xr20 Toyo Open Country M/T 20x9 Fuel Coupler TRD Exhaust
    It isn't super difficult but it does get a little frustrating. This video breakdown which pieces of the dash that you need to take off to get it out.

    https://youtu.be/dfZIiB_LNzQ
     
  12. Jan 3, 2020 at 3:38 PM
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    Thanks, guys! Finished painting the interior shifter trim pieces....was fed up with the glare on sunny days.
    The flat black looks sweet!
    Covered it with three coats of polyurethane as well.
    Doing the knob over the weekend.
    Speaking of knobs...I gotta call my brother.

    IMG_20200103_081343.jpg
     
  13. Jan 4, 2020 at 9:50 AM
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  14. Jan 4, 2020 at 10:03 AM
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    Installed the AJT parts. Waiting for the last piece for the shifter gate. 02CC8742-D56B-4890-9016-043BE3649F27.jpg
     
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  15. Jan 4, 2020 at 1:16 PM
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    Goodbye chrome
    This is the MESO 4x4 ring
    20200104_131101.jpg
     
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  16. Jan 7, 2020 at 6:03 PM
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    And instead of dropping $80-$90 on the black shift knob (which I really wanted), I taped mine off and hit it a 180G abrasive pad, then with three coats of flat black and then three coats of poly. Love the look with the other black-painted pieces in that area!
    (See the 'before' pic above...)

    IMG_20200107_205606.jpg
     
  17. Jan 7, 2020 at 6:21 PM
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    Looking clean BlueBottle. I like the red hex heads with your black interior. For all of us that took apart the shift gate trim and painted, the snap over piece would have bern so much easier. I have the 1794 brown interior, ordered the shifter surround and cupholder black with black hex bolts. Will post pics once Ive installed. Will be ordering the black 4x4 trim bezel.

    @Voyagermike
    What is the install like for the 4x4 selector trim piece?
     
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  18. Jan 7, 2020 at 7:37 PM
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    Looks great. I ordered color matched paint a couple of days ago to give this a try.
     
  19. Jan 7, 2020 at 10:49 PM
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    Take a look here. It's not to complicated. I was able to use a 90 degree pick to press in the clips. It was basically all by feel. You cant exactly see the clips. But take a look at the like I posted. Its shows the clips I'm talking about.
     
  20. Jan 7, 2020 at 11:05 PM
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    I did the exact same thing last weekend.
    Very happy with it.

    I ordered the knobs (they are on the way) and preordered knobs rings and shift gate.
    So glad to get rid of that chrome...
     
  21. Jan 7, 2020 at 11:14 PM
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    Thank you for the info, looks simple knowing the placement of the release clips (thanks to you). I ordered the AJT 4x4 trim before I saw the one you went with, would have saved a few bucks.
     
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  22. Jan 10, 2020 at 9:11 AM
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    what did you paint did you spray it with? link/pics
     
  23. Jan 10, 2020 at 9:17 AM
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    MESO Customs makes one you can replace the chrome with.

    Dechroming...4WD knob | Toyota Tundra Forum
     
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    Plastidip.
     
  25. Jan 10, 2020 at 10:53 AM
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    what paint you use here? i like that textured look.
     
  26. Jan 10, 2020 at 10:55 AM
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    I used flat black plasti dip..
     
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  27. Jan 11, 2020 at 5:56 AM
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    Looks awesome man! What paint did you use? Doing this today hopefully
     
  28. Jan 11, 2020 at 7:18 AM
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    Also. If you want to get rid of the actual chrome shifter handle under the knob. Get you some heat shrink wire sleeves, 3/8” should work, slip over shift rod, blow dry it, cut off access and screw down shift knob
     
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    How does it come off? There is 6 plastic welds holding it together and I cant get it separated
     
  30. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:11 AM
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