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Painting chrome trim bezel around shifter

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

  1. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:14 AM
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    Finnnaly got it free. I need a drimmel kit, I made some big ass holes. If I ever get those AJT pieces at some point I’ll have to glue the screws in from the back side Lolol. What paint did you use? Some say plastidip.. others just use that 2x rustoleum plastic paint.. I just want it smooth looking
     
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  2. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:16 AM
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    I've done a little..
    Congrats lol. Yeah I honestly just used a bit of sticky tape because I knew I'd be pulling it back off again (cue AJT whenever he has a sale). I shot it with a couple coats of black rattle can. Matte black. No glare, no glimmer.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:28 AM
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    now I’m trying to pop this bitch out.. I guess I’ll go buy a drimmel kit lol

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  4. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:39 AM
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    Is this the piece you're talking about? This one gave me the most trouble as I was afraid of breaking it. Just take your time with it. I used a 15/64 drill bit at the end. And started with a smaller diameter to begin with. Dont drill to far or you may damage it.
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  5. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:41 AM
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    Those tabs were the easiest. I was able to use a small diameter drill bit and the tabs almost immediately broke off.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:43 AM
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    Do you know of any forum discounts or sales coming up? I've got a $100 bill with AJT's name on it.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:45 AM
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    Yea I finally got the damn thing. Now I’m trying to take the shift gate trim off
     
  8. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:48 AM
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    I've done a little..
    I'd just order the trim ring from AJT. It'll snap on right over the existing one.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:49 AM
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    I've done a little..
    Nope. The guy's stuff is in high demand pretty much all the time so if he ever posts a sale, it's due to a holiday. Sucks lol
     
  10. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:55 AM
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    Gotcha thanks.
    Has anyone heard how long the wait is on the pre-order items?
     
  11. Jan 11, 2020 at 9:56 AM
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    I've done a little..
    Per his site, the trim gates won't ship out until mid March
     
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  12. Jan 11, 2020 at 10:15 AM
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    I agree.. and I may do that some day, but it’s preorder only for now and won’t be ready till March. So I’m gonna see how well this paint holds up till then. I did buy their vent rings and it’s awesome
     
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  13. Jan 11, 2020 at 10:16 AM
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    Just was patient with my drill. Your right it was easier than the silver piece.
     
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  14. Jan 12, 2020 at 8:52 AM
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    Finally got my vinyl in and time to play with it. Gonna do silver dash pieces and steering wheel. Sorry just reread the title. This was not painted.

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  15. Jan 12, 2020 at 8:59 AM
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    Nice! It look like it is just glued on the handle, did it just pop off with a pry tool?
     
  16. Jan 12, 2020 at 9:02 AM
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    Kinda. Wasn't sure how to take it apart. Started prying under with plastic pry tool. It finally released. Six tiny tabs and a blob of silicone or adhesive.

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  17. Jan 12, 2020 at 1:25 PM
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    Hey fellas, installed the AJT cupholder trim and shifter trim yesterday, everything is cool. A major question is us Platinum & 1794 guys that have the padded leather trim under the shift trim plate, I found there is nothing for the front (2) bolts to attach to once you remove the plastic welded trim piece. Has anyone else ran into this? I ended up making some "tabs" out of some spare metal trim. I didn't se on AJT's website to specify your trucks trim level.

    Pic shows the (2) tabs I made, these are the front bolt areas that without those tabs wouldn't have anything to secure them.
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  18. Jan 13, 2020 at 5:02 PM
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    Instead of Plastidip, I used these to paint my chrome and gray pieces black and had excellent results! IMG_20200113_195721.jpg
     
  19. Jan 14, 2020 at 7:07 AM
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    nice, i didnt think of the minwax protection. I just used the 2x rustoleum plastic Satin Canyon Black and then used the Matte Clear coat 4-5 times to give it a good outer coat.

    My black shift knob will be here this week. I plan to get a electric heat shrink tubing to slip over the actual shift rod and get rid of that shine too. Not this necessarly, just getting the $1 packet from ACE hardware.

    https://www.amazon.com/3M-Heat-Shrink-Tubing-Black/dp/B073RQCZQC
     
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    Thanks. I took the trd shifter off my trade in so I have two of these now. I was thinking about painting one to match the truck. You just convinced me.
     
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    You're welcome. I too kept one from my trade in but sold it for $50. Let us know how the paint holds up being on a wear item.
     
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    Posted this elsewhere on the forum for the 1794 guys. AJT shifter trim and cupholder surround
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  23. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:51 PM
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    Hey Terry, any take aways on disassembly of the TRD shifter? Besides the glue are there tabs the click back into place? Is the embossed leather piece on the top separate from the stitched leather on the lower part? Thinking about changing the leather out.
     
  24. Jan 14, 2020 at 9:50 PM
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    I want to do this chrome delete without having to paint, but looks like I’d have to. I was going to go with the ajt, but I’m more into simple lines, don’t really like the “rivet” look of them. I wish ajt offered a direct oem replacement in black
     
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  25. Jan 17, 2020 at 8:10 AM
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    Completed!! Got the shift knob yesterday!!! Next will be the climate rings and 4x4 knob.. Havent decided if i want to do AJT's climate knobs yet. Still pondering.

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  26. Jan 24, 2020 at 7:10 PM
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    Sorry for such a late response. The leather is separate. There are 6 tabs. When prying, think of it like a phone screen protector. You can peel it off but do it slowly or it might break. It will slowly peel away.

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  27. Jan 24, 2020 at 9:58 PM
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    Turned out nice!
     
  28. Jan 25, 2020 at 6:46 AM
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    How did you do the bottom of the shifter? Just tape off and paint.
     
  29. Jan 25, 2020 at 9:42 AM
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    I'm not sure if you were talking to me but if ya was, I wrapped it too. I didn't remove it from the knob itself and since I knew it wouldn't be seen, I put a seam on the front for ease of wrapping.

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