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Anyone tried removing the 2 chrome bars on the upper grill?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Defend_Pono, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. Jan 26, 2020 at 10:38 AM
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    You mean like this :)

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  2. Jan 26, 2020 at 1:34 PM
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    I didn't remove mine, but I did use 3m matte car wrap vinyl film to cover. Thoughts on the retro decals? I'm kind of torn.20200126_154232.jpg 20200126_155101.jpg
     
  3. Jan 26, 2020 at 5:35 PM
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    That looks great!
     
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  4. Jan 27, 2020 at 10:08 PM
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    Pic is not the greatest, but here's a picture of it with plastidip and i also used the clear coat gloss for a little extra shine. Honestly thought it should have came black from the factory already given I have a Venture and everything else is blacked out.
     
  5. Feb 3, 2020 at 11:13 AM
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    So it was just two screws per side and black plastidip? That looks great. I want a matte finish so I will probably skip the gloss.
     
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  6. Feb 3, 2020 at 11:28 AM
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    there’s also a clip in the middle that you need to work to release the piece from the grill. IMO, that’s the hardest part as the clip is snug in there.

    I cleaned the chrome piece with an alcohol swab before applying the black plastidip. The matte finish looked good, but it was just more a matter of matching the gloss black bumper that comes with the venture.
     
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  7. Feb 4, 2020 at 4:09 PM
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    Awesome, thank you man!
     
  8. Feb 4, 2020 at 4:10 PM
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    Thank you for the pics!
     
  9. Feb 5, 2020 at 2:20 PM
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    I neeeeed to do this to my Nautical Venture. Much better imo!
     
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  10. Feb 5, 2020 at 2:21 PM
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    I like it. Where did you get the retro decal?
     
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  11. Feb 6, 2020 at 5:24 PM
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    I got the decals from etsy. A quick etsy search will pull them up.
     
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  12. Feb 6, 2020 at 7:36 PM
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    I loathe chrome and ended up plasti-dipping those very chrome accent pieces on the grill – along with the lower bumper valance, for a complete “blackout” look on the front.

    Very pleased with the results. This will happily tide me over until higher quality, lesser expensive bootleg 2020 heritage grills become available.

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    Did you take off the bumper valance to plastidip? Or did you just tape off and spray?
     
  14. Feb 7, 2020 at 12:07 PM
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    Thanks for asking. I taped off the area using painters tape and 6” masking paper, and then sprayed away.

    Another helpful hint is that if you do get any plasti-dip spray specks on any unwanted areas of your hood etc.,, a rag with some WD-40 wipe easily wipe it off.
     
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    Blacked out lettering and badges, vinyl wrapped matte black crome inserts, tint.
    Took inspiration from above for mine..

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  16. Feb 8, 2020 at 4:57 PM
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    Very nice, Ben. Less chrome makes the world a better place, haha.
     
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  17. Feb 10, 2020 at 11:31 AM
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    Dang thats clean!!! Like your style!
     
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    My next question... lol. Did you have to do some trimming for this TRD Pro grill or you bought an OEM one?
     
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  19. Feb 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM
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    OEM - there is a whole additional thread on the heritage grill with the part numbers to order.
     
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    So I must not be using the right magical combination of search terms on Etsy. Can you post the link to the ones you got?
     
  21. Aug 17, 2020 at 6:14 PM
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    Found on eBay the solution for $27. Just enter:

    Matte Black Front Center Grille Grill Cover Trim 2pcs For Toyota 4Runner 2020
     
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    nice find.
     

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