That little chrome section around your grill?

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by dirtysouthyota, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. dirtysouthyota

    dirtysouthyota Well-Known Member

    How do I remove it? Plain and simple I just want to paint it white and google is mo help
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  3. OffroadTaco4x4

    OffroadTaco4x4 Well-Known Member

    Can you post a picture of the exact part because my truck has no chrome so I'm not exactly sure which part you mean
  4. ae111black

    ae111black Moderator Moderator

    Kinda hard to remove. You have to pull the whole assembly off the truck and grind off the "melted" sections from the back. There's a few of them. And after that it should come off. Them you will need to plastic epoxy them back in after paint.
  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I bought a new OEM grill from a sport. Most that do paint the chrome leave the grill intact.
  6. byrd

    byrd Moderator Moderator

    I'm guessing you wish to color match your grill. You paint it. Take 2 screws and 2 push pins on top out, pull grill straight up. There are 2 clips, 1 lower left & 1 right you have to squeeze to release, or just break them when you pull it. Like I did :laughing:, grill will still stay in place when you reinstall. Use painters tape to mask off center black. Or paint it like 1st gen Tundra's are. I'm getting ready to pull mine again for additional work and replacing with new lower clips. Cheap at dealer about $1.50 ea.

    Last edited: Jun 20, 2013

    LUSETACO Resident Cheapskate Moderator

    Hard to remove just the cover and reattach. Just mask it off or get yourself a parts geek grill. They come already separated, then you can paint and join the two pieces together.
  8. ae111black

    ae111black Moderator Moderator

    I wish I could get a parts geek grill here to Hawaii..... Super cheap!

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