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So I plasti-dipped the shifter surround

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Donski17, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. Jun 5, 2018 at 11:17 AM
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    Donski17

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    So after deleting the chrome on the cup holder, the chrome around on the shifter surround had to go. First attempt I learned that I taped to closely (first venture into plasti-dipping). That resulted in some pealing off the chrome, so then I watched a video and learned it was too close my second time came out a bit better, but still think it can be better. The underside has 4-6 plastic welds on it. Thinking I may remove those and drop the chrome price out completely, dip it and then get some plastic weld to reinstall. Anyone attempt this? And if so is it as simple as it seems in my head?

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  2. Jun 5, 2018 at 11:23 AM
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    A little of this and a little of that.
    I don't think taking off the plastic welds will be as easy as it seems, if something didn't go right then, you're screwed. I would def not take it out just to plastiDip...
     
  3. Jun 5, 2018 at 11:43 AM
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    I did the same way with the same results. As long as the chrome is gone, I'm happy.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2018 at 3:10 PM
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    Yeah I have a feeling it’s not as easy, but I somehow scratched the cover when I had it off and was dipping it. So I may look to order a replacement, and then experiment on the scratched one.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2018 at 3:11 PM
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    Great job! Looking to do myself
     
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    Dipped mine when I first got it cause it had some scratches

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  7. Jun 5, 2018 at 3:34 PM
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    Found a way to take chrome piece off but super glue will be involved
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    Didn't feel like doing all that tape
     
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  8. Jun 5, 2018 at 3:54 PM
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    So those little plastic welds I was referring to, you got them off obviously. How did you go about doing it. Then you just super glued it back on?
     
  9. Jun 5, 2018 at 4:07 PM
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    I’ve also done the plasti dip on this part before. For me it didn’t hold up as well as I would have liked. This time I’m going to spray it with permanent paint. That chrome is so bad when the sun hits it.
     
  10. Jun 5, 2018 at 4:09 PM
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    Used a sharp chisel to take plastic welds off and push out and it kinda snaps back but I will use either super glue or epoxy
     
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  11. Jun 5, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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    Yeah I didn't Plasti dip, I used flat black rattle can paint for plastic
     
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  12. Jun 5, 2018 at 4:11 PM
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    Sounds good! I would avoid the super glue since it leaves a white residue.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2018 at 4:12 PM
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    Yeah I have some black epoxy stored somewhere
     
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  14. Jun 5, 2018 at 4:58 PM
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    I think I’m going to go ahead and go this route. The plasti looks pretty good, but I think popping it out and painting it will look a lot better. Probably gunna do that this weekend when I can dedicate some time to it.
     
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  15. Jun 7, 2018 at 9:24 PM
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    I read somewhere a guy used a soldering iron to melt the plastic rivets out.
     
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    @Copelin127 , your profile pic is what I was thinking of doing with mine. Red on the vent surrounds and around the shiftier. You got any more pics?
     
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    I didn’t take many pics but this is what I have:
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    I’m going to do the chrome around the shifter next.
     
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    I used paint as well. Color match dupli color with primer and clear coat.
     
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    Great job
     
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    how did you get the cup holder surround trim piece off?
     
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    I just used a small flat head screwdriver and carefully lifted around it. The clips popped out pretty easily
     
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    Looks great man. The AC rings are on my to do list also. Just gotta find a color match spray for my blazing blue
     
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    I first did Autodip, my wife took the truck out and somehow chipped it, the cup holders really bad lol. So I peeled it off the holders and leaving it off for now, redid the surround in Plastidip.

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    ... and I got a new wife
     
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    Good god man. Looks like you did it at work to boot. BALLER!
     
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    Thanks! That sounds like something I might be able to handle.
     
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    :ohsnap:
     
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