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Chrome blacked out today :)

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by rockybird, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Aug 6, 2018 at 7:55 PM
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    I had the dealer put black decals over the chrome logos today. Wednesday I pick up new black powder coated roof racks. :)

    Anyone change their exhaust pipe to black?

    I am just loving this truck!

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    Waiting at Toyota for the cosmetic work:BDF9B3A7-18C7-4429-9F7A-1C55587709E7.jpg
     
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  2. Aug 6, 2018 at 9:30 PM
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    I took the chrome exhaust tip off and painted the rear pipe section with high temp paint. How much was the black roof rack?
     
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  3. Aug 6, 2018 at 9:38 PM
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    @AZ4RNR It’s the same one you see in the pic, just powder coated black. I think it’s $275 to powder coat it.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2018 at 9:47 PM
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    @AZ4RNR Thanks for the tip on the exhaust. I’m not confident in my abilities to paint. :(
     
  5. Aug 7, 2018 at 12:33 AM
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    Thinking about the overlays for mine. Yours looks good with them.
     
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  7. Aug 7, 2018 at 8:37 AM
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    @mynameistory You are right. I got them to throw it into the contract, but I was told it would be powder coated. The dealer told me I’d need a rental car for a couple days. When I called the service center to schedule, the guy who does is said it’s just a decal. It only took 15 mins. They are swapping out my roof rails for black powder coated rails.

    @grayflare I highly recommend it! It looks much better.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2018 at 9:48 AM
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    I bought those blacked out lettering for my ride, but haven't gotten around to putting them on yet, hope it looks as good as yours do. And as for the black exhaust tip, I am wanting to switch my chrome exhaust tip to black too. Before my 18' TRD PRO Runner, had a 18' TRD O/R Premium which came stock with everything blacked out from the dealership and even came with a black exhaust tip which looked great, and can't wait to switch my over also. So I might check into just buying one from the dealership, yes it is more. But l don't trust myself either to paint it right.
     
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  9. Aug 7, 2018 at 10:06 AM
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    if you take off the chrome one I can give it a home
     
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    I would, but the kit that you get from the factory uses double stick tape to be pressed on top of the chrome lettering. So I hope it last and a letter doesn't pop off while driving down the road one day, that would look tacky.
    Check out this video it might explain what the process is:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfJLESYHx6E
     
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  11. Aug 7, 2018 at 10:31 PM
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    I spoke to the dealer about powder coating the exhaust tip. They said I have to take it to a special shop to have it done. I’d have to leave the truck there for a couple days. I’m not so sure I”m up to doing that.
     
  12. Aug 7, 2018 at 11:20 PM
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    Please don't go to the dealer for this stuff, unless you like spending way more money than needed.

    You don't have to leave the truck anywhere, the exhaust tip bolts right on/off.

    Take it off and bring it to a powdercoat or ceramic coating shop. The exhaust tip is not functional, you can drive around with it off. You can even get rid of it entirely for more "stealth".

    Or, Here is one for $23. Get some wrenches and allen keys, you can do this.
     
  13. Aug 8, 2018 at 6:12 PM
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    @mynameistory Thank you! This is really helpful! will look into doing this on my own.
     

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