Thanks JetCat (and others!) for the wheel comments. I started with black steelies, went to factory alloys, then to the silver steelies. Several months later - it's still my favorite "mod"... and the cheapest.X 2 I like!
I prefer the old school white look so that's the route I went.
I started with a bit of sanding to prep the surface. Next went on the Dupli-Color Adhesion Promoter. This was followed by a full can of 15 minute interval coats (lost count) of Krylon Fusion for Plastic in Glossy White. Finally several coats of Dupli-Color High Gloss Acrylic Enamel finished it off.
I think the color matches really well. I haven't reinstalled everything yet, but took a couple of pics (without and with flash) to show the color match. Looks really good to my eyes in person anyway. I taped off the letter connectors to keep them black but haven't taken the tape off yet.
Thanks for the close-up pics. I can't even tell the difference from the pics.
I actually think I've seen one on the forum somewhere. Like yours, it looks great.I'm surprised - glad - but surprised there aren't more body-matched steelies. Could you imagine a tan FJ with tan wheels...
It's much easier to remove it, if I remember correctly there's only 4 to 6screws/bolts holding it in place, and it snaps right out. It'll take a lot less time figuring out how to unmount it than it would to mask everything off. Specially since you need to sand, prime, paint, re-sand, re-paint and apply a sealer/finish coat to it.Can anyone tell me how you are painting the bezels. Are they removed first or taped off.
I have black thought about painting mine either black or white. Is there any way some one can post a bigger picture of black diamond with white. I have seen black and would like to see white ( not covered in mud).I used the Rustoleum white, I have some chips in the paint from being stuck behind a semi, but I can always repaint it every so often.
Here's my write-up of painting the bezel, including the emblem. It's definitely easier to remove the emblem, imo...I am curious...............How hard would it be to either remove the TOYOTA logo and paint it white OR just mask it off and paint it while on the mesh grill? Any thoughts or comments?
Yep, I agree and removed my emblem for painting with the bezel. One thing to be careful of is making sure if you melt it back on in the back, don't heat the thing up too much or the paint may discolor.Here's my write-up of painting the bezel, including the emblem. It's definitely easier to remove the emblem, imo...
Can you post pics with the wheels on your FJ when you get a chance?Still drying...
Sanded the bezel by hand, the wheels I had sandblasted. Plastic primer & bare metal primer by Rustoleum are both an identical shade of off-white, which matches the FJ roof pretty well.