how do I remove the front chrome smile

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  1. chrisspaulding

    chrisspaulding sexy, high tech, fun

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    I'd like to remove it for DIY mod to black.

    I know there are inserts that adhere over the Prii chrome smile. I don't want to do that.


    Can the Prii chrome smile be removed and HOW?
    :)


    *edit* I'm not referring to the emblems. I mean the long chrome piece in the front grill, sometimes called the smile
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    Hairdryer and fishing line under it. Be careful.
     
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    Is it completely painted underneath? No holes? So once it's removed and cleaned up, it looks like rest of car?
     
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    chrisspaulding sexy, high tech, fun

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    Thanks, but I should have been more specific.

    Chrome smile = front chrome grill piece.
    looks like a big smile or boomerang - not the emblems(I already have those blacked out).

    How do I remove that?
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    I think it snaps together. Maybe remove the top radiator core support grille cover and look down at it>. Or some one could just cover the hole up and call it the :) blocker.

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    And FYI: The Toyota Hood Emblem does have guide hole in the sheet metal underneath. The rear emblems can be removed without painting/bodywork, but not the hood.
     
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    Those are good points on the emblems, but this thread is NOT about emblems! It's about the BIG chrome piece -AKA smile- in the front GRILL.
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    Chris, are you talking about the little chrome emblem above the bumper?

    :p

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    you mean the "hybrid" emblems on the side? ;)
     
  10. chrisspaulding

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    LOL very funny :)
    I mean this (attached). The chrome 'smile':
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    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    Oh, the chrome 'smile'! Why didn't you say so in the first place?

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    Why not just paint it in place? Slightly ruff it with fine sand paper, and get the spray can. It should be easy to mask off the surrounding area. I've thought of doing it myself. Post pictures, however you do it.
     
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