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Blackout options front grille

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by askelley, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. Jul 28, 2020 at 4:10 PM
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    askelley

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    What options do I have to black out the chrome strips on either side of the Toyota emblem?
     
  2. Jul 28, 2020 at 4:32 PM
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    Tac0maSteve

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    If you dont like them I believe you can remove them all together. Or at least remove, wet sand, and paint them. Many people just pastidip them for a quick and easy solution.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2020 at 5:49 PM
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    I wrapped them with vinyl
     
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  4. Jul 28, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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    Why worry about them as long as you have that great big silver plastic bumper cover staring out at you?
     
  5. Jul 28, 2020 at 6:39 PM
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    askelley

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    I’m getting ready to have them painted. I just bought the thing
     
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  6. Jul 28, 2020 at 6:39 PM
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    Snickel Fritz

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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  7. Jul 28, 2020 at 6:40 PM
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    Sorry, I just had to say it. It’ll look great.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2020 at 7:49 PM
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    I’m with you, I don’t know why they did the silver bumpers....
     
  9. Jul 28, 2020 at 8:01 PM
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    I actually ordered the identical strips in black chrome for a 2020 4Runner nightshade. I’m going to install them on my 2020 Venture. I’ll post after install. I think it may be a good solution, and inexpensive. Idk why Toyota blacked out everything and went with the chrome on the Grille.
     
  10. Jul 28, 2020 at 8:12 PM
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    Where did you order them from and what are they called exactly?
     
  11. Jul 29, 2020 at 9:47 AM
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    I ordered them online from McGeorgetoyota.com Just enter your vehicle info as a 2020 4runner nightshade and go to grille parts. You will see the front grille diagram there. I can post the part numbers and a pic later today if you are interested. They cost 29.00 ea. I just received them, I think they will look good without having to wrap or paint.
     
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  12. Jul 29, 2020 at 11:07 AM
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    Plasti-Dip works just fine.83DF1B0E-2EEC-4670-ACD0-4AB979D5700E.jpg
     
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  13. Jul 29, 2020 at 11:19 AM
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    Do you just tape it off and spray it or do they pop off easy?
     
  14. Jul 29, 2020 at 11:24 AM
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    They're very easy to remove and paint, plasti-dip, or vinyl wrap. Two screws on either side(4 total) and a nice, easy-to-break tab in the middle of each one. I just did spray can plasti-dip, ~5-6 coats, and it turned out well. Three months in and just over 10K miles now, and no chips.

    You'll need to open the hood to access the screws, but nothing else needs to be moved or removed.
     
  15. Jul 29, 2020 at 12:40 PM
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    Great info, Thank you!
     
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  16. Jul 29, 2020 at 4:56 PM
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    Not done yet, 6 more weeks and black headlights should show up
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Jul 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM
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    Photos for comparison. They are not deep black or matte black. Best description is black chrome.
     
  18. Jul 29, 2020 at 6:30 PM
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    Awesome, thank you!
     
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  19. Jul 30, 2020 at 10:33 AM
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    I've got one available for sale if needed. :)
     
  20. Jul 30, 2020 at 1:34 PM
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    One what?
     
  21. Jul 30, 2020 at 2:09 PM
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    One of the 2020 grilles...
     

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