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So my 2010 has the typical chrome surround Grille and Chrome bumper, I want to make them color match the truck? do they take to paint easily and has anyone done this mod themselves and could give a few pointers?

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Lots of people have done this mod, if you search around you should be able to find a diy. FYI though sparks toyota which is a sponsor on this site sells painted surrounds and door handles. TRDSparks.com I believe is right. Ill look for a DIY link for you too.

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/123888-diy-do-it-yourself-user-knowledgebase/

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/121391-diy-paint-your-door-handles-match/

Didn't find exactly what you were looking for but again if you search around you will find something
 

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Lots of people have done this mod, if you search around you should be able to find a diy. FYI though sparks toyota which is a sponsor on this site sells painted surrounds and door handles. TRDSparks.com I believe is right. Ill look for a DIY link for you too.

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/123888-diy-do-it-yourself-user-knowledgebase/

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/121391-diy-paint-your-door-handles-match/

Didn't find exactly what you were looking for but again if you search around you will find something
Thanks man i will search, didn't quite know if people just bought replacements or had them painted or which was the cheapest way to go and still get quality, but i appreciate the info gonna hit the search hard now...not much else to do in the Sandbox
 

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the grille surrounds and door handles are limited on some of the colors...only come in certain colors. alot of people have had good luck with having a body shop prep and paint the surround as well as the bumpers. if its a black or white or red then powdercoating is the way to go...but for metallics etc ur gonna have to paint. i know thirdhorseman had a chrome bumpers on an SR5 done by a body shop and they looked great and held up well.

rattle cans, although the users will say they are just fine, are not fine. dont try to spray it yourself or you will wind up chipping etc over time. take to body shop and they can do it. just sand the chrome off the plastic or at least rough it enough and proper priming will hold well. same for the bumpers. can abrasive blast them or just sand the hellll out of them. good luck!!
 

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07DCwhiteSR5 is right about powdercoating...you can check out my album and see that it turned out really nice on my bumper. It is cost-effective, holds up better than paint, and I get compliments on it all of the time.

Super happy with my choice to go that route!
 

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07DCwhiteSR5 is right about powdercoating...you can check out my album and see that it turned out really nice on my bumper. It is cost-effective, holds up better than paint, and I get compliments on it all of the time.

Super happy with my choice to go that route!
hey freak!! hows the bumper holding up? i think im taller than yours now, mine wont fit in the dntwn FW parking garage....PM me sometime
 

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07DCwhiteSR5 is right about powdercoating...you can check out my album and see that it turned out really nice on my bumper. It is cost-effective, holds up better than paint, and I get compliments on it all of the time.

Super happy with my choice to go that route!
i HAVE A 2010 PYRITE MICA COLORED TUNDRA AND WITH THE NFAB ACCESSORIES AND THE HEADLIGHT MOD AND BLACK CARRIAGE WORKS GRILLE I THINK THE CHROME JUST LOOKS OFF. IF POWDER COATING IS AN OPTION IN MY COLOR I DEFINETLEY THINK THAT THE WAY TO GO..

TRUCK LOOKS AWECOME MAN
 

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the grille surrounds and door handles are limited on some of the colors...only come in certain colors. alot of people have had good luck with having a body shop prep and paint the surround as well as the bumpers. if its a black or white or red then powdercoating is the way to go...but for metallics etc ur gonna have to paint. i know thirdhorseman had a chrome bumpers on an SR5 done by a body shop and they looked great and held up well.

rattle cans, although the users will say they are just fine, are not fine. dont try to spray it yourself or you will wind up chipping etc over time. take to body shop and they can do it. just sand the chrome off the plastic or at least rough it enough and proper priming will hold well. same for the bumpers. can abrasive blast them or just sand the hellll out of them. good luck!!

07DC thanks checked sparks but couldn't find any. and your right while seacrhing the forums i saw allot of people saying they used rattle cans, even some people got upset i think, when you said they were not a good fix! i completely agree i put to much money, time and pride into my trucks to use a temporary solution. now i am all for saving money as long as its still quality. will have to see if the guy doing my fender flares will be able to give me a quote on the grille surround and bumpers.
thanks again
 
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