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Having it unroll from the bottom also makes it easier to rip a piece off one handed,...
if your other hand is busy.
Holding a sandwich or a beer or something.

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Everything is trendy .
Chrome WILL come back around , after the kids get done with wraps n plasti dip . Btw plasti dip isn't a mod .
That is great news....
Since my chrome grille and hood bulge are in a box in my attic since mid 2015.
I used to put them out at very low prices in our annual garage sale, but no one wants them.

When I got my Amp steps I put my black OEM tube steps up for sale here and Craigslist.
Never got an offer and ended up putting them out for the trash to get them out of my garage..
So I hope black tube steps don't come back around, I'll be screwed on that.

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To each his own.

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To me chrome looks cheap.

^^^^ This, because it isnít chrome anyway, itís chrome covered plastic. Might as well stop pretending and make it look like ďrealĒ plastic.

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Everything is trendy.
And ^^^^ this, because the trend is to have a truck that looks badass. Not a truck that looks like your grandfather would like it.

And we who buy used donít have the option of just buying the base model or the Platinum with little chrome. So we adjust the look as cheaply as possible because weíre frugal to a fault.

I havenít painted the chrome, but I might. I had the most bad ass looking Highlander (if there is such a thing) after I blacked out the grill, wheels and chrome. Also it made it easier to find in the mall parking lot amongst the 100 other charcoal grey ones. Wonít be a problem with my turd brown Tundra, itís the only one.





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You take a nice Tundra with lotsa chrome, and customize it by making it look like a base model by covering all the sweet chrome with black plastic? Is it that you hate chrome, or you hate that the other guy has chrome too and you have to be different?
Really, I'm honestly trying to get it.
When I got my truck it had little to do with how much chrome there was on it. It had to to with the performance package I was looking for with the sound system and interior I wanted...I didn't get a limited because I don't like or need leather or a moonroof. So I ended up with an SR5 TRD which has been awesome...because '08 is the best year...

Toyota designers designed which parts should be "chrome" and which shouldn't. So the bumper, the grill and the badges were all shiny. Really it's no different than getting different wheels and tires to achieve a look.

I took what was available and as time went on, I thought the badges would look better plasti-dipped black. My door handles are already black, so it wasn't crazy to have the badges match. If I had the time and really cared, I'd do my bumpers and grill or blow some cash for color matched, but it's not a big deal to me.

But that's me and that's the point. Who really cares if someone does whatever they want to their property using their money. It's just a matter of personal preference. Plasti-dip is cheap to do, not permanent and something fun "to do"...Put it on the list of the many distractions of life...

It's as simple as wanting a different look and something to do on a Saturday afternoon that feels "productive." Why does it matter to anyone but the guy who owns the truck?
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When I got my truck it had little to do with how much chrome there was on it. It had to to with the performance package I was looking for with the sound system and interior I wanted...I didn't get a limited because I don't like or need leather or a moonroof. So I ended up with an SR5 TRD which has been awesome...because '08 is the best year...

Toyota designers designed which parts should be "chrome" and which shouldn't. So the bumper, the grill and the badges were all shiny. Really it's no different than getting different wheels and tires to achieve a look.

I took what was available and as time went on, I thought the badges would look better plasti-dipped black. My door handles are already black, so it wasn't crazy to have the badges match. If I had the time and really cared, I'd do my bumpers and grill or blow some cash for color matched, but it's not a big deal to me.

But that's me and that's the point. Who really cares if someone does whatever they want to their property using their money. It's just a matter of personal preference. Plasti-dip is cheap to do, not permanent and something fun "to do"...Put it on the list of the many distractions of life...

It's as simple as wanting a different look and something to do on a Saturday afternoon that feels "productive." Why does it matter to anyone but the guy who owns the truck?
I suppose you are correct.
We shouldn't give 2 fu(ks about anyone going with the cheapest, ugliest, temporary solution to an unsatisfactory grille, bumper, or wheel color/finish that anyone spray paints plastic on, on their own vehicle.

BUT in this thread, we were responding to the OP and wanted to bond with him over the misunderstanding of such behavior of you and others.

I didn't like the chrome grille and hood bulge, so I replaced it.
I didn't like the stock chrome headlights, so I replaced them.
I didn't like the chrome TUNDRA and SR5 badges, so I REMOVED THEM.
I don't mind the chrome bumper ends, they hold up better when some a-hole backs into my bumper in a parking lot.
I might swap them for painted bumper ends, but it isn't worth $800 at this time, maybe when the truck is paid off in 5 months.

I hope your spray painted parts give you several months of pleasure before it chips, fades, and falls off.
And even if you don't care, everyone can tell what you've done, you took the cheap way out.
Your family and neighbors are laughing at you behind your back, but whatever works for you, is fu(kin' A with me....

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Boo, I got a thumbs down for telling the truth.
Sorry snowflake, don't forget to send in your Beto donation.....

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Great thread! I've got chrome everywhere, its my favorite color

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Not a fan of chrome, never have been. I don't PD though I wrap my chrome. To the guy who said he doesn't understand why the person just buys a truck with out the chrome, it's not as easy as it sounds.
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I replaced ALL the chrome on my 2014 1794 4x4 and it looks so much better! Not a fan of chrome at all plus my color matched TRD pro grill looks awesome.
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I have zero chrome and I sleep just fine at nights.No PD either........

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I wondered the same thing when I bought my 1794

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i covered the chrome on my first truck with PD. but that adversely affected the aerodynamics and caused it to roll over.
on my new truck i left the chrome grill alone.
But it had to improve your gas mileage though...

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But it had to improve your gas mileage though...

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Chrome is fugly to me.....if I wanted it to look like my Grandpa's truck I would have kept the chrome. To each their own

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People do a lot of stupid shit to their vehicles that I will never understand.
Somehow, in their mind, it looks good or makes sense.
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