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  1. Painting steering wheel plastic

    Interior / Exterior Visual Tech
    I assume a significant number of people here have faded plastic on their steering wheels like I did. I wanted to share what mine looks like after using some vinyl/fabric paint (coating?). I removed the airbag, and got some steel wool to rough up the surface, and then cleaned the surfaces really...
  2. Paint for Roof Rack advice

    Misc. Technical Discussion
    I am restoring my 2007 FJ Cruiser to factory condition (or very close). My truck has been in a quality body shop for a month being painted from head to toe. I opted to pull my roof rack and paint myself to save some money. I sanded and painted it with Rustoleum Flat black paint. It came out...
  3. Touch up Paint for Anthracite/Gunmetal TRD Wheels

    Wheels and Tires
    Greetings Cruisers, Today's quest is for a touch up paint for scratches and scrapes on Anthracite/Gunmetal TRD Wheels... There HAS to be someone in our little community who: A. Knows what Toyota's code or name for this color is; B. Has found a close-enough match by trial-and-error; C. Has...
  4. Favorite FJ Color?

    Toyota FJ Cruiser Polls
    For some FJ Cruiser owners, they may already own their dream FJ painted in their favorite color scheme offered from the factory. Though for others, our FJ color may only be something we enjoy or at least tolerate. Yet just because we own it doesn't mean it's our favorite color option. Some...
  5. What I Learned Painting Stock Trim Black (Blackout)

    Interior / Exterior Visual Tech
    First, here's the results up front. Visually, I'm very happy--as of today. Honestly, I'm hoping it will last, but I am skeptical. Here's a summary of lessons learned: 1. Prep was to clean with Dupont Duplicolor grease and wax remover, sand with 400 grit sandpaper...
  6. Deep Scratch on a yellow 2015 FJ

    Interior / Exterior Visual Tech
    Hey Guys, I am new here. Some a$$hole keyed my car for no obvious reason and made a deep scratch on all car long. My color is 2015 yellow C/TR:2JU/FB11 Any idea where can I find this paint or anything that repairs it? I googled but no info about FJ beyond 2014 (as it car is discontinued). Any...
  7. Come Original - Gloss Black Bezel

    Interior / Exterior Visual Tech
    I had a buddy come into town and told him I was going to paint the bezel a flat black like many of the forum members here. He actually suggested I should use a gloss black. So I said why not!? I hadn’t seen anyone try this look yet and I can always paint it again if it doesn’t look right. So...
  8. Iceberg Paint Problem?

    General Discussion
    Hi all Was wondering if anyone else has had problems with the paint. When the truck was purchased had dealer apply some Simonize paint protection for 500 bucks. Seagull and red berry bird crap are common around here and that stuff is nasty. I've seen the stuff stain automotive finish if...