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Black out side mirrors?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by dcgarcia5, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. Sep 28, 2020 at 2:38 PM
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    dcgarcia5

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    Would blackout side mirrors look cool or am I going overboard with the plastdipping?

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  2. Sep 28, 2020 at 2:49 PM
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    Doesn’t the Venture edition come with blacked out mirrors? I think they look ok.
     
  3. Sep 28, 2020 at 4:10 PM
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    I think they'd look alright gloss black, but flat plastidip black would make it look like a fleet vehicle.
     
  4. Sep 28, 2020 at 4:42 PM
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    dcgarcia5

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    Humm yea didnt think of that
     
  5. Sep 29, 2020 at 10:12 AM
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    They look alright. 2.jpg
     
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  7. Sep 29, 2020 at 2:20 PM
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    Ah cool! You bought the glossy caps? And I see you did the same thing with the door handles?
     
  8. Sep 29, 2020 at 3:11 PM
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    Venture comes with those pieces painted gloss black from the factory.
     
  9. Sep 29, 2020 at 4:05 PM
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    Oh thats a Venture, got it!
     
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    Funny what was old is new again. Years ago color matched handles and mirror caps were upgrades / high end models
    Looks great on the 4runner. Old school but classy. Stands out as all other are now color matched
     
  11. Sep 29, 2020 at 8:19 PM
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    Haha
    Haha yea I remember the black bumpers
     
  12. Sep 30, 2020 at 8:38 AM
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    Plasti-Dipped:
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    Logo's and emblems (gold)
    Front grille
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    I say go ahead, I considered doing the mirrors too, I might one day.
    And, I used Shadow Black over their standard black.
    It gives it a deeper and more satin appearance which is what I wanted.
    Compared to just using the regular black.
    Their Hyper-Dip out of the can is the same color as the shadow black over regular black.

    I like both looks actually, and can go back to the original anytime, which I like about the Plasti-Dip.


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  13. Sep 30, 2020 at 9:04 AM
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    That looks 100% better. Love the gold logo too.
     
  14. Sep 30, 2020 at 9:37 AM
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    Oh just ordered the PlastiDip glossifier as that brand doesnt have a satin-like black. Do you think the final look will be the same?
     
  15. Sep 30, 2020 at 11:49 AM
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    No, glossifier is a different thing, it is exactly what it sounds like, a glossifier.
    The gold hood scoop and gold rear Toyota emblem I used glossifier on, but nothing else, not any black items.

    I mean, if you're looking for glossy, it'll do it.
    But the Shadow Black over regular black is far more satin, which is what I was going for.

    But, it's not 'super glossy' either.
    Here is a close-up of the hood scoop and it doesn't come off as 'super-gloss' IMO.[​IMG]
     
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    Has anyone tried hyperdip?. I was thinking about trying that on the door handles.
     
  17. Aug 11, 2021 at 8:59 AM
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    LOL!! And I remember the chrome bumpers - before the black. LOL
     
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    When in doubt, black it out. Satin black on everything.
     
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    It's your truck, do whatever makes you happy. :)

    Personally I like the color match mirrors. Doesn't look as cheap.

    But I also like the stock chrome badging on my white truck.

    I think the black badging works best with the darker colors.
     
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  20. Aug 11, 2021 at 10:36 AM
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    Attitude black mirror covers from Toyota

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    The 2010-2013 Trails had matte black mirrors, door handles, fender flares, roof rack, and bumper trim.
     
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