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What have you done to your 1st gen Tundra today?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by T-Rex266, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 3:22 PM
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    Professional Hand Model Fred Brookes

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    Never used the Fusion.

    Rustoleum Industrial Enamel (matte) has worked well on all my truck trim. No primer. Just straight out of the can. Prep is necessary, though.

    The Industrial has a high output larger can. Makes for fast precision work versus some of these other dinky weak spray cans. Cost is $7?
     
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  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 3:39 PM
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    Any paint will work with proper prep, the Fusion just has some type of witchcraft in it that makes it more flexible on plastic and no prep besides cleaning.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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    It's really dark
    Plastidip would do what it is meant to do, it would peel right off. I would just use it on the chrome and leave the plastic as is.
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:05 PM
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    Just paint the chrome with Rust-Oleum black.

    1. Remove bumper from truck and remove all plastic.
    2. scuff the chrome pretty good with sand paper. Clean with something like alcohol and let sit about 10 mins after you are done.
    3. Apply 2-3 coats of Rust-Oleum self-etching primer.
    4. Apply 3-5 coats Rust-Oleum black.
    5. (Optional) apply 1-3 coats of clear.
    6. Once cured, reinstall.

    I painted all the chrome parts on my two tacos. Remember to wait about 30 mins to an hour between coats to fully dry. And about 3 hours after final coat before reinstalling.
     
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  5. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:13 PM
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    because_v8 TTC #036

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    In other news, today i realized my gas cap was basically just sitting in the fuel door unscrewed lol. I have no idea how that could have happened. So I replaced its crappy aftermarket cap with an OEM Toyota gas cap and I hope my EVAP codes and cel stay off this go round. Now that the fuel system is properly pressurized I can actually tell a different with the new injectors. I complained earlier this week that I didn't see any noticeable change. Now I do.
     
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  6. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:18 PM
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    The ‘gremlins’ from the shop somehow unscrewed the cap to depressurize the fuel line on a Friday on their way out for the weekend.
     
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  7. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:49 PM
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    The crazy thing is that I had the CEL come on a week before I took it to the shop. I just kept reading the codes with my scangauge and deleting em lol
     
  8. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:50 PM
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    Also I color matched my V8 emblem
    20190612_170627.jpg
     
  9. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:09 PM
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    Dude, please fix those headlights. :DThat truck is too nice to have those looking like that.
     
  10. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:17 PM
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    With regard to the chrome bumper, my plan is to use a roll on bedliner. That will last longer than paint or plastidip.
     
  11. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:18 PM
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    I want that grille. I'd keep the Toyota word and delete the V8 symbol
     
  12. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:15 PM
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    You can buy me some for my bday in September ;)
     
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  13. Jun 13, 2019 at 3:42 AM
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    How's the reception? I like the stubbies but the classical fm station is about all I listen to anymore. To say I miss my old truck's integrated xm radio is putting it lightly.
     
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  14. Jun 13, 2019 at 3:47 AM
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    How did you fasten the emblems?

    The V8 looks good without the main body clip.
     
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  15. Jun 13, 2019 at 3:49 AM
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    Well at least you are covered with having a new cap for a few years. They should be replaced every 5 years along with a new radiator cap.
     
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  16. Jun 13, 2019 at 3:50 AM
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    because_v8 TTC #036

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    Thanks. I just used double sided tape
     
  17. Jun 13, 2019 at 3:51 AM
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    Good to know.
     
  18. Jun 13, 2019 at 5:11 AM
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    I have one of the stubby antennas and noticed no loss of reception in the short while I tested it in town. I don't listen to the radio though. Spotify ftw. Lol
     
  19. Jun 13, 2019 at 5:17 AM
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    Same here. I might be crazy but one station actually sounded better. I didn't buy it for function though. I don't listen to the radio often. I was tired of that 8' OEM antenna hitting trees and such. It looked dated and a bit ridiculous.
     
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    might'a not screwed it in all the way? Mighta been someone borrowing some gas?
     
  21. Jun 13, 2019 at 5:35 AM
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    Well his a/c looks to be in good form. (drip, drip, drip)
     
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    I don't think plasti-dip will hold up to stepping on it. You could also buy a cheap heat gun and treat the plastic to return it to as dark as possible to more closely match the plasti-dip on the bumper.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQDBTeIObak

    https://www.amazon.com/Temperature-...t+gun&qid=1560430212&s=hi&sr=1-13-spons&psc=1
     
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  23. Jun 13, 2019 at 5:57 AM
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    I think the second part may be more likely. I always turn 3 clicks
     
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  24. Jun 13, 2019 at 5:59 AM
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    I wonder how they do on long trips. Texas is a big state and the big cities with radio stations aren't always close enough to tune into. Especially in the Hill Country
     
  25. Jun 13, 2019 at 6:27 AM
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    I've talked to guys who've used the heat gun method and it only lasts about 6 months before it's faded again.
     
  26. Jun 13, 2019 at 6:30 AM
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    Which is 6 months longer than plasti-dip once you start stepping on it... :thumbsup:
     
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    Heat gun did not work for my truck
     
  28. Jun 13, 2019 at 6:49 AM
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    How many bolts hold our bumper in place? I've never removed one. This may be quicker than trying to tape off everything else.
     
  29. Jun 13, 2019 at 7:15 AM
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    Six.

    Two on each side of the bumper-to-frame mounts. Two on the center/top that are (or should be) covered with plastic caps on either side of the hole you'd use to mount a trailer ball if you were going to mount one on the bumper.

    If I remember correctly, they're all 12mm -- which is a really small hex-head for bolts this size. FYI: the center nuts on the bottom are welded to the hitch -- so you loosen the bolts from the top. Mine were a little rusty, and I didn't notice the welds. I couldn't understand why my impact gun wasn't working.:frusty:

    *** Edit: And you'll need to loosen the bolts on the frame side of the brackets a little to release the clamping tension. (hope that makes sense.) All bolt heads are the same size.

     
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  30. Jun 13, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    Sounds like where I'm at. I can test it next time I do a road trip. For me though, the stubby as purely aesthetic. Haven't heard a thing on the radio worth enduring ads for in years. Been probably 5+ years since I deliberately listened to the radio in my truck for more than a minute or two.
     
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