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Black Out Emblem

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Tnajar007, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. Dec 31, 2020 at 2:35 PM
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    Tnajar007

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    Just purchased a new runner. Wanting to black out my emblems. My runner has two chrome strips on the sides of the front emblem. All of the kits I am finding do not carry this piece. Is plastidip a good alternative? I’ve never used it. Or does someone carry this chrome strips? Thanks for the help.

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  2. Dec 31, 2020 at 3:23 PM
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    Congratulations on getting your new 4Runner! I would definitely recommend on the plastidip. It is extremely easy and I have done it to my 4Runner as well. There are tons of videos on how to apply the plastidip. It is suppose to last for about 3 years until you will have to apply it again. It’s super cheap and a quick thing to do.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2020 at 5:41 PM
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    Awesome to hear man! Thanks for the help. What product did you use? I was looking at the HyperDip from Dipyourcar.com
     
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  4. Dec 31, 2020 at 5:47 PM
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    $5 can at Walmart will do. Don’t need anything fancy.
     
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  5. Dec 31, 2020 at 5:50 PM
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    Of course, always here to help! Like Mtbpysch said $5-$10 can will do the trick! Lemme know how it goes and post some pics when you’re done!

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  6. Dec 31, 2020 at 9:10 PM
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    Thanks fellas, I will post a picture when I finish.
     
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  7. Dec 31, 2020 at 9:17 PM
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    Ebay sells stick on covers for those strips.
     
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  8. Dec 31, 2020 at 9:19 PM
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    glwood54

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    You do know once you black out the emblems and the silver side pieces, you won't rest until the bumper valances are blacked out, too, right? Slippery slope, my friend...hell, you may get sucked down the Pro grille black hole when all is said and done.

    Nice truck, welcome!
     
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  9. Dec 31, 2020 at 9:21 PM
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    I'm not a chrome fan so mine all went away

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    lol, he's right ya know!
     
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    Yeah, but you cheated and replaced the upper grille! See where getting rid of those two chrome side pieces will take you??

    That looks really sharp, nice job.
     
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  12. Dec 31, 2020 at 10:23 PM
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  13. Jan 1, 2021 at 7:07 AM
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    There's a reason it's called a black hole!
     
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    I bought a set from ebay. At little pricey at $25 but they fit good and haven't come off yet. They're thick plastic, not the same as the normal emblem covers.

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    I wish those were available before I bought the pro grill, would have saved time and cash!
     
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    Those look great- what are they called on eBay- I’m having trouble finding them.
     
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    Potentially worthless advice but I put them on in the winter up here in MI last year so I warmed them up with a blow dryer ane then slapped them on. Dont know if warming them up was necessary but it didnt hurt.
     
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    Just the ticket! Thanks for ending my chrome misery. They went on perfectly.D21130AE-8CA2-4A98-A1D0-2DE0D064727A.jpg
     
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    Great advice! I put mine on in 21 degree temps today- warmed them and then stuck them in the inside pocket of my jacket, and put them on fast. The tape seems quality, and they are on there good....I hope.
     
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    Not done, still have chrome in the fogs and headlights:anonymous:. Looks good though!
     
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    That looks sharp! Im in the same boat getting rid of all chrome. All I have left are the headlights but that is a big price tag.
     
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    Don't do it! It's just a tiny amount of chrome that works well with the overall look of the front end.
    Blackout looks nice enough, but all the cool kids have moved on and are now leaving their emblems stock. :crapstorm:
     
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    What kind of headlights and fogs do you have that are smoked/blacked? Or is it a trick of the light?!
     
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    What did you do for blacking out the bottom chrome piece? I've also got red 4runner :)
     
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    Fogs are morimoto. and headlights are ordered from Kustom54 retrofitted with BiLed2 projectors.. the light is awesome and non glaring for traffic. If your brave enough you can bake your lights open and do the same thing a lot cheaper
     
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    If you mean the black center bumper piece, that comes black on the Venture.
     
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    I’ll support the use of plastidip! One of the first things I did was plastidip and paint my emblems gold/bronze. Gotta get rid of the chrome!
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