14 Tundra windshield cowl discoloration - TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-10-2018, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,975
Thanks: 349
Thanked 648 Times in 487 Posts
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 599 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
14 Tundra windshield cowl discoloration

I noticed my windshield cowl is almost as grey as my hair....

Do you think it is old trim treatment? Any recommendations to treat? I've read to use a wax remove and retreat......

Also, I noticed my head lights are getting dull on the top side. Front facing fine just some discoloration on the top. Any advice on how to best prevent it from getting worse?

Thanks
sundance is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-10-2018, 10:02 AM
Senior Member
Premium Member
 
Jumbo Jet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,964
Thanks: 614
Thanked 2,133 Times in 1,115 Posts
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 254 Post(s)
The cowling on my 2015 looked similar. I removed it and went over it lightly with a heat gun to remove the oxidation. It came out like new, but began turning color again after about a year in the Florida sun. My mirrors and bed caps still look good though. i just ordered a bottle of gTechniq Trim Coating. I'll report back with a few pics once I give it a test.

Headlight restoration is very easy. Take a light polish to it with a DA polisher. They will come out like brand new, especially if its only the top area needing attention.
Jumbo Jet is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Jumbo Jet For This Useful Post:
sundance (09-13-2018)
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-10-2018, 07:26 PM
Member
 
Man3148's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 55
Thanks: 9
Thanked 18 Times in 8 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Garage
I concur on headlights. I had a 2008 Limited with nasty hazy headlights. I picked up one of those $27 kits you use with your drill. Cleaned them up like new

Before:


After:
Man3148 is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-10-2018, 07:28 PM
Member
 
Man3148's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 55
Thanks: 9
Thanked 18 Times in 8 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Garage
I concur on headlights. I had a 2008 Limited with nasty hazy headlights. I picked up one of those $27 kits you use with your drill. Cleaned them up like new!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg B6D66E31-3509-4BCA-9776-D7088FC45082.jpg (180.2 KB, 22 views)
File Type: jpg 218371DA-138D-4904-86D9-3B0DB3B0C020.jpg (188.2 KB, 23 views)

Last edited by Man3148; 09-10-2018 at 07:37 PM.
Man3148 is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-12-2018, 06:30 PM
Senior Member
 
DSLKSL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 128
Thanks: 0
Thanked 37 Times in 26 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Mothers Back to Black. Will male and keep all the black/grey trim like new.

Spyder head and tail lights.
Painted front bumper to match
New led running lights painted to match
painted grill black was chrome
6" suspension with new Bilstein shocks in the rear
Bed rug, LED bed lights
Powder coated front coils and rear sway bar (Blue)
Bammufflers
DSLKSL is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to DSLKSL For This Useful Post:
Powertechn2 (09-15-2018)
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-13-2018, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,975
Thanks: 349
Thanked 648 Times in 487 Posts
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 599 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Man3148 View Post
I concur on headlights. I had a 2008 Limited with nasty hazy headlights. I picked up one of those $27 kits you use with your drill. Cleaned them up like new!
I used them before with success but the results don't seem to last very long. Haven't tried it on a Tundra. My 07 didn't have a spot after 7 years. My 14 seems to be getting them along the top. I thought they had worked to make them better. Don't get me wrong. Its not bad at all. I can just see it starting a little.

Thanks for the help!
sundance is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-14-2018, 11:07 PM
Junior Member
 
93RubyZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 21
Thanks: 28
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I haven't use the Mothers Back to Back on this area, but that is also what I was going to recommend.

As for headlights, I've had the same thing. I used one of those kits (either Mother's or Meguiars) and it worked great, but the condition returned after several months. The problem with my headlights is in addition to getting cloudy, they have also been turning yellow.
93RubyZ is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-18-2018, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,975
Thanks: 349
Thanked 648 Times in 487 Posts
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 599 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
I did the Mother's spray and it stayed in place after the big rain we just had. That spray is thick and acts like paint. Time will tell how it lasts but it looks good now.

Thanks everyone!
sundance is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum > Tundra Discussion > Detailing Tips and Tricks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome