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Old 10-21-2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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lettering on tailgate is going bad

I was wondering if anyone else has had the fake chrome (plastic) lettering on the tailgate going bad? I live in PA., the rust belt, and I think it is caused by road salt. I keep the truck impeccably clean and waxed but the letters are starting to look really bad. Could anybody tell me what the replacement proceedure is?
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Look up "blacked out badges Mod" or "debadge mod". You can get the badges from someone here (maybe) or ebay.
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You can remove them a number of ways. The most popular choice is:

1 - let is sit in the warm sun or use a hair dryer.

2 - using fishing line or dental floss gently pull back and forth between the letters and the body.

3 - clean up with Goo Gone or 3M adhesive remover or a similar product.

4 - wash, buff with wax/polish

5 - purchase replacement name plate at a number of locations .... google, ebay, etc.

OR ..... remove them all together and not replace them.

The choice is up to you.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:33 PM   #6
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If you're interested...I completely debadged my V6 PreRunner SR5 when it had only about 1,000 miles on it. I've still got all the badges. They're stuck to the side of my fridge.
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2 - using fishing line or dental floss gently pull back and forth between the letters and the body.
I'd recommend fishing line. I started off using dental floss and it would break before I got through a single letter. Of course I was using cheap Kroger floss, and the sun was already going down for the evening, so I'm sure that played into it too.
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