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I have searched and searched and searched.....

I have received my fog lights and as we all know, the new bezel that are included are open. The stock ones are sealed or closed. Meaning the waffle cut pattern is not open. The new ones are and you can see the frame right though it.

My question is, what can be done to avoid this. Anyway to fabricate the old bezel and new one?

Only reason why I am concerned is, moisture and other things getting through.

Any guidance would be great, thanks

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The moisture is fine. What I did was use some black automotive vinyl to cover the interior areas that you can see. It makes things look nice.
 

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I read somewhere that the aftermarket black plastic pieces for the fog light housings aren't up to OEM standards/quality, and show signs of fading, etc. from environmental exposure in as little as a year or so. Toyota sucks for not offering their fog lights for this car in the US market, when other markets have them as standard equipment on this exact same car.
 

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The moisture is fine. What I did was use some black automotive vinyl to cover the interior areas that you can see. It makes things look nice.
Do you have a close up pic from when you applied the vinyl? I was thinking of painting the area black behind the fog lights.
 

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I read somewhere that the aftermarket black plastic pieces for the fog light housings aren't up to OEM standards/quality, and show signs of fading, etc. from environmental exposure in as little as a year or so. Toyota sucks for not offering their fog lights for this car in the US market, when other markets have them as standard equipment on this exact same car.
If this is really an issue could the plastic fog light bezels be painted? How about a clear sprayed layer when they are new?
 

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Here you go. I used shiny black vinyl to mimic the shiny paint. You really don't notice much shininess when normally looking at it from a standing position.
Very cool. Did you take off the front bumper to do it or was there enough room with the bezel out of the way? What do you think of spraying the new fog light bezel with a clear coat to retain the new color.
 

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Very cool. Did you take off the front bumper to do it or was there enough room with the bezel out of the way? What do you think of spraying the new fog light bezel with a clear coat to retain the new color.
I didn't take off the bumper. I applied the stuff to the areas as it sat.

As for spraying? Who knows? I didn't.
 

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I put black vinyl tape behind the bezels too, some really sticky kind that's water and heat resistant (air temp gets up to 110 in the summer here)
 

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I will take more pictures tomorrow but I painted the inside area gloss red using left over caliper paint. Then I bought some plastic from Amazon to which I cut out pieces using tin snips and glued it to half of the waffle cone looking grill. I wanted some air to enter the holes to help bring cooler air to engine and intake and the plastic actually looks stock. I used the wiring, black surround and relay from the winjet kit, along with mictuning button, and lastly used the foglight housings from my 2017 tacoma (which now has rigid fogs) which have that factory look and are far more effective than the cheap ones that came with the Winjet kit.
 

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I've got some really nice looking black steel mesh that is strong but has little holes through it. I think it would look great and allow air through but remain strong. I have a piece from a piece of an audio cabinet door that the frame broke and I'm not using it now. I almost threw it away the other day when I thought how great it would work for my fog light bezels!
 
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