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Wanting to get rid of all this chrome!

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by dtd608, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. Feb 3, 2020 at 1:37 PM
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    dtd608

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    Always been a Tacoma guy but with a growing family decided to get a Tundra for the extra interior room. Picked up this 2011 Platinum and I absolutely hate chrome. Seems like it has chrome everything...only reason I wound up with this one is because I got a hell of a deal on it. Love the truck, but the chrome has to go.

    Anybody on here that has done this or can point me in a good direction? Been researching everything from plastidip to ordering spray cans of the factory paint color. Not sure how to paint over chrome though that will look right. What’s yalls experience? Thanks.

    before and after pics would be cool too.

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  2. Feb 3, 2020 at 2:19 PM
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    GNTundra

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    Looks fantastic!
    Congrats!
     
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  3. Feb 3, 2020 at 2:24 PM
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    man I was thinking of just plasti dipping all of it bit worried it’d look like crap. Was trying to find some pics of 2nd gen black tundras with dipped bumpers and grills but seems most things on this forum are 3rd gen.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2020 at 3:27 PM
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    I went with Line-X Premium on my bumpers. It's expensive but an awesome turnout. I'll get some pics of before and after. I had my Bushwacker flares done as well.
     
  5. Feb 3, 2020 at 4:04 PM
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    Tundra14Platinum

    Tundra14Platinum Drink More Water

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    How many miles?
     
  6. Feb 3, 2020 at 4:12 PM
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  7. Feb 4, 2020 at 4:34 AM
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    you can get all black mirrors easy- i went with the larger tow style mirrors cheap and easy to install
     
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  8. Feb 4, 2020 at 12:14 PM
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    awesome would love to see pics of how it turned out
     
  9. Feb 4, 2020 at 12:15 PM
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    Right at 130k
     
  10. Feb 4, 2020 at 12:16 PM
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  11. Feb 4, 2020 at 12:22 PM
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    Darkness

    Darkness Allergic to white

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    It's really dark
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    Sorry I get excited. Paint it black please.
     
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  12. Feb 4, 2020 at 12:24 PM
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    the plan is for all of it to be black
     
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  13. Feb 4, 2020 at 12:36 PM
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates chrome. I painted the chrome bumpers on a previous truck with the Rustoleum black bumper spray. They looked great and didn't peel off at all.
     
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  14. Feb 4, 2020 at 1:24 PM
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    I used Plasti dip and am pleased with the results. I still need to do the wheels. First pic is before and the rest of them are after:


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  15. Feb 4, 2020 at 1:42 PM
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    That’s a damn good looking truck
     
  16. Feb 4, 2020 at 2:29 PM
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    stewtopia

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    I mostly de-chromed. Kept a little.

     
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    The only color chrome goes with IMO is black. Then again does fake chrome count. STEW (In R.I., I'm surrounded by Massholes.)
     
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    My plan is to dechrome the plastic chrome and leave steel chrome...so leave my nerf bars and bumper ends and black out or remove the others

    Looks good!
     
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    rock warrior grille
    painted mirrors covers and door handles
    line-X bumpers.
    de-badged.
    lose the steps
    get aftermarket wheels.

    check my build for pictures.

     
  20. Feb 4, 2020 at 3:03 PM
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    7.62Tundra

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    I think the truck looks nice as is. You have to let the chrome flow into your karma. A smoking deal isn't so smoking after you start spending money on replacing perfectly good parts for aesthetics only. Disclaimer: I came from the generation of cars having chrome.
     
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    Thanks. I do like the truck I’ve just never liked chrome lol.
     
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    Thanks will check it out.
     
  23. Feb 4, 2020 at 3:13 PM
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    I wrapped mirror caps, spray paint the chrome door handles, swapped grille with the TRD Pro that was already painted, debadged the side platinum emblem. Only chrome left is on the trunk and I can live with that.

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  25. Feb 13, 2020 at 3:52 PM
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    Mnorris1206 Super white is fast as f***

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    For me it's a step by step process. Grill done bumpers amd step bars will be done next. Going to wrap them with vinyl.
    Grill before.
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    After
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  27. Feb 13, 2020 at 4:43 PM
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    Mnorris1206 Super white is fast as f***

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    If I was to do it over I would have just spent the 300.00 it would have took for me to do the rock warrior grill. The nice thing for you is you already have the factory brackets you need to mount one.
     
  28. Feb 13, 2020 at 5:32 PM
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    yeah it’s pretty easy to swap it out. Only problem I’ve had is the one I ordered doesn’t match! lol.
     
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  29. Feb 13, 2020 at 5:32 PM
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    Looks good!
     
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  30. Feb 13, 2020 at 6:12 PM
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    Everything done except the rear bumper, which I am going to powder coat wrinkle black tomorrow at work. Keeping the emblems chrome!
     
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