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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 25, 2020 at 3:46 AM
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    brvermilli21

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    None of them off. Just di0ped black on the car
     
  2. Jan 25, 2020 at 3:57 AM
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    That actually looks decent.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2020 at 11:30 PM
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    It’s just two screws (Phillips head) per chrome strip and there’s a clip in the middle for each in which you push down on the clip piece in order to move the chrome piece off it. Just pulls right off. No pics, but it’s super easy.
     
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  4. Jan 26, 2020 at 10:37 AM
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    Here is a pic of the back. You remove the two silver screws and there is a tab in the center. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Jan 26, 2020 at 10:38 AM
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    You mean like this :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. 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
     
  7. Jan 26, 2020 at 5:35 PM
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    That looks great!
     
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  8. 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.
     
  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Feb 4, 2020 at 4:09 PM
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    Awesome, thank you man!
     
  12. Feb 4, 2020 at 4:10 PM
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    Thank you for the pics!
     
  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Feb 7, 2020 at 11:27 AM
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    Did you take off the bumper valance to plastidip? Or did you just tape off and spray?
     
  18. 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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  19. Feb 8, 2020 at 4:49 PM
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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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  20. 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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  21. Feb 10, 2020 at 11:31 AM
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    Dang thats clean!!! Like your style!
     
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  22. Feb 12, 2020 at 10:59 AM
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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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