4Runner Blackout Emblem Kit

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Press-on Emblem Kit for SR5, TRD Off-Road & Limited

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How to blackout the emblems on your SR5, Limited, or Off-Road 4Runner

This is the quickest, easiest mod you will ever do. The blackout emblem kit is available for SR5, TRD Off-Road, Limited and the Trail Edition 4Runner.

There are hundreds of white vehicles on the road with blacked out everything these days. But it’s pretty hard not to do it. It looks pretty good. White on black has to be my favorite color combination in a vehicle. Many will say that the white on black combination is played out but I still think it looks the best.

SR5

Limited

TRD Off-Road

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Plasti-dip (Plasti Dip® – PLASTI DIP®) Vs. Press On Blackout Emblems

You can plasti-dip your stock emblems or just buy a set of these press-on alloy ABS thermoform plastic overlays. If you go the route of plasti-dip, you will have to mask off the area around your emblems with newspaper and then apply multiple layers of plasti-dip until you are satisfied with the coatings.

This is not hard by any means but buying a set of press-on emblems is easier.

Emblems are Easier

Many will disagree with this one, but I do not want to sit around peeling plasti-dip off and risk scratching something. But that’s just me. Decide for yourself what you want to do.

If you have to remove each and every emblem, you run a greater risk of scratching your paint, stretching out an emblem or prying off and damaging your emblems.

Most of these kits are laser cut, CNC trimmed in CAD programs so you are sure to get the exact OEM look and fit. Also, these emblems are made with 3M double sided tape so you can be sure they will hold.

Wait, what is Thermoforming?

Thermoforming is a manufacturing process where a plastic sheet is heated to a pliable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape in a mold, and trimmed to create a usable product. With that being said, every product on the market can always be better.

  • Do they work? Yes
  • Are they actual OEM quality? No
  • Would I buy them again? All Day
  • Do they look great? Yeah, they look pretty sweet

Step #1 – Cleaning Surface

This whole process is about as basic as it gets. Start by cleaning the surface with some water and a little bit of soap. In this bottle is 70% water/ 30% soap.

You really don’t even need to clean it with anything if you don’t want, but better safe than sorry.

4Runner Blackout Emblem Kit - Cleaning Surface

Step #2 – Wiping Down Dust & Debris

After you spray down your emblems, wipe everything down. I also took a q-tip and cleaned in between and on the edges of the emblem. I probably went a little overboard but I have a type A personality.

Everything in my word is tidy and spotless. Until children came, then I started to relax.

4Runner Blackout Emblem Kit - Wiping Down Debris

Step #3 – Peel Back Sticky Adhesive

After everything is ready, apply the adhesive 3M double sided tape emblems. There is a little corner on each of the emblems that you peel off. It is pretty basic.

Just peel and press on. That’s really it.

4Runner Blackout Emblem Kit - Peel Back Sticky Adhesive

Step #4 – Press on Emblems

When pressing down each emblem, make sure to press on every center and edge. This especially goes for the big blacked out Toyota logos on the front and back. It felt like there was a bunch of dead space that was not connecting until I pressed down on every square inch of the emblem.

4Runner Blackout Emblem Kit - Press On

Step #5 – The “N” Vs. The “U”

The only other item to note is the U vs. N. They look like the exact same so just keep that in mind. Do not try to force the letter N on the U or vice-versa. You will have a bad time!

4Runner Blackout Emblem Kit - The N Vs. The U

There you go, Pretty Simple!

Again, this is a very simple little addition.

Cheers!

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Justin

Do you sell a black out kit for 2014 4runner premium trail edition?

Jordon
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Jordon

Would you recommend heating up the adhesive 3M tape before sticking it?

Cheers,
Jordon

CD Ruggles
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CD Ruggles

Wondering how the emblems are holding up… Have you noticed if they have faded over time, falling off, or have materials/liquid get caught in the small gaps under the symbols/letters? How has the 3M tape held up to car washes and weather? I have been wanting to do this to my vehicle, do you recommended using any additional sealant (super glue, silicon, clear gorilla glue, etc) to seal the edges of the emblems. I am concerned that liquid will get underneath the emblem and damage the emblem or my vehicle. Any lessons learned or helpful tips would be great. Thanks.

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Shelley

I have a white 2018 TRD Off Road 4Runner and would like to black out my emblems. Any suggestions on where I can find them? I don’t want to take any risks by removing the factory emblems to plasti-dip.
But, I really want those emblems blacked out…
Shelley

Clay
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Clay

I’m considering these vs. Plastidip. Do you really have to remove the emblems to Plastidip? I see lots of youtube videos where they spray and peel while leaving the emblems right on the vehicle.

Forrest Halford
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Forrest Halford

After getting my TRD Off Road kit from Nox Lux, and being very happy with it, Nox Lux informed me that they no longer make that kit
FWIW
Forrest

Rett
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Rett

anyone know where else you can get a kit like these for the trd off road?

Alex
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Alex

Did this kit work okay for you? Did you find one with the Toyota symbol emblems as well?

Clay St. Clair
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Clay St. Clair
Stuke Sowle
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Stuke Sowle

Excellent. Thank you!

Forrest Halford
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Forrest Halford

Currently unavailable, like Nox Lux said

Gaynie
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Gaynie

Where can I get the emblem kit for a 18 TRD PRO?? I want one :}

Forrest
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Forrest

Heck amazon

Forrest Halford
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Forrest Halford

They work great
But nox lux no longer make them
Good luck

Alex
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Alex

Do you know anyone else that makes them that you would recommend?

Forrest
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Forrest

Not that I’ve tried

Alex
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Alex

Bummer. Alright, thanks

Clay B St Clair
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Clay B St Clair

I bought some on Amazon in October. They were a little pricey but they work great. The Toyota logos come with SR5 badges, but I was able to find TRD Off-Road badges separately (again on Amazon). Links below!

SR5 https://www.amazon.com/2015-SOUTHEAST-4RUNNER-OVERLAY-00016-89
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TRD https://www.amazon.com/Toyota-00016-89707-Trd-Off-Ovrlay/dp/B07B3SXL

Nate
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Nate

I just found them on Ebay for $105 shipped for the TRD Off Road 15 piece pack which includes the Toyota emblems and 4Runner lettering. Sellers name was Delkrikit.

Alex
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Alex

Sweet! Thank you for that, I’ll check it out.

Jon
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Jon

Anyone tried buying the kit straight from Toyota? It’s $125. From what I can tell on Amazon you have to buy two separate kits to get the complete package: 4runner, trd off road, and Toyota badge.

https://parts.maitatoyota.com/p/Blackout-Emblem-Overlays-Exterior-Emblem/75489793/PT9488918002.html

I’m a little hesitant because Toyota’s website doesn’t list out exactly what badges it comes with, and I didn’t have to specify my trim…

Patti Alexander
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Patti Alexander

The emblem overlays are not available on Amazon for a 2018 Limited 4Runner at this time. Any idea where else I might purchase from? I wanted exactly what you suggested! :).

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