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Sport Hood Bezel Replacement - Chrome to Black

craigmw

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Went from chrome to black badges by replacing the entire hood bezel on my 2020 1500 Laramie Sport. I purchased an OEM bezel from my local dodge dealer all in for $145 (March '22). Likely not the least expensive route, maybe not the easiest, but it's the one I felt was best for me and my OCD. The pics are in order of how I did it (full disclosure...I'm a Sunday mechanic using Harbor Freight trim tools, without autobody experience, so those on here who actually know what they are doing may want to cover your eyes...). Those little blue plastic clips on the bottom of the bezel look innocent, but they are strong as !#!?!. Most of those clips broke (see carnage in pic), but the original bezel survived. With new clips, the original bezel could be reused. Hope this helps someone.
 

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mikeru82

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Nice work. I wanted to do that on my last truck but didn't have the guts to attack it like you did. My method ended up being a lot more expensive, but much less risk of doing damage to anything except my wallet. Here's a pic of my method ... :p
 

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Nice to know it can be done. Mine is all black and still in like new condition. I imagine it will fade and get crappy over time and drive me nuts later. I will have to keep this in mind.
 

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Nice work. I wanted to do that on my last truck but didn't have the guts to attack it like you did. My method ended up being a lot more expensive, but much less risk of doing damage to anything except my wallet. Here's a pic of my method ... :p
Ya, getting the first clip to 'pop' was definitely a pucker moment.
 

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You happen to have the part number for the blacked out bezel?


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I actually found a seller on EBay that has OEM blacked out emblems only. A dealership in Hurst, TX.


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Thank you. Very much appreciated


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You're welcome. By the way, what suspension/wheels/tires are you running? The truck in your profile pic looks fantastic!
 

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It has a 6” Pro Comp lift with Fox shocks, 35x12.5 BFG K02 tires, 20x10 -18mm off set Fuel wheels.


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