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Old 09-13-2008, 01:32 PM   #1
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De-badging/Painting badges/ Re-badging

This is my first DIY thread so I hope this is helpful to everyone...

DE-BADGING:

To debadge the taco you need a few things...

Fishing Line I used 6 lbs. test
Blow Dryer
Goo-Gone
Windex

1. I cut the line into about 3 ft lengths.

2. I heated up a section of the badge. I kept heating the spot till when I touched the metal I couldn't keep my finger on the door for more than a few seconds without discomfort.

3. Take the cut line and run it along the back of the badge. I used a sawing motion which helped out a lot. When the fishing line broke I knew that I had reached a section of the badge that needed to be heated up.

Then just repeat step 2 and 3 till the badge comes off.

Then with the goo gone spray the stuff left over that is stuck to the door. Using your finger nail scratch the stuff off. Then spray the goo gone again and using a rag and elbow grease get the residue off.

Finally I just used windex and sprayed the area instead of waxing the area like some people do.


To paint the taco badges...
DON'T TRY AND PAINT THEM WITH THEM ON THE TRUCK!!!!!! IT DOES NOT WORK!!!!!

That being said you need to first debadge the vehicle and get these materials...

The first can is adhesion promoter. It makes a chemical reaction with the plastic badges so that the paint will have an easier time sticking to the surface. I did 2 coats of that waiting about 2 minutes between the coats. (Basically just follow the instructions on the back on how to use it)

The second can is Krylon Fusion paint for plastic. This can is black but it comes in tons of colors. I did about 3-4 coats of this. Waiting about 2 minutes between coats. (Basically just follow the instructions on the back on how to use it)

The third is Goo-Gone which is what I talked about in the debadging section but you don't use it for painting.



The procedure for painting is...

1. Remove badges and wash them. I just put them in a bucket of water with car wash in it.

2. Spray adhesion promoter. (2-3 coats) Wait 5 minute before next step

3. Spray paint the badges. (3-4 coats) Wait 15-20 minutes before touching and rebadging.
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NOW RE-BADGING

To rebadge you need...
Windex
towels
double sided tape
razor blade or knife to cut tape

Procedure...

1. Cut tape. I actually cut the tape in the shape of the letters. That might have been over kill. You could probably just cut strips. Leave back on tape.

2. Windex the spot that you want to put the badge.

3. Stick it on. I guess you could use a level or something but I just eyed it up and it turned out fine.



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Nice write-up! I'd like to do this with my badges.

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What about putting some masking tape on the truck around the decals before removing them, so you know where to stick them when you're done?
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What about putting some masking tape on the truck around the decals before removing them, so you know where to stick them when you're done?
You can do that. I actually took a picture before and looked at that. Both might work. The tape could come off with the goo-gone however.
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Nice write up.... I will be doing this SOON
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Very nice write-up. I just did my 08 silver d-cab today. Painted them speedway blue as I am going with a blue them with the silver. IMO I really like it and thats what matters on my truck!! haha. I will get some pics of it as soon as the wife gets back in town with the camera..
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Yeah, I used 3m name plate tape, it worked excellent
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nice write up!!! the adhesion promoter is some really good stuff. thats what i used when i painted my emblems, and the black duplicolor i used has stayed on really well.
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Not to be greedy but I thought this might make a good sticky

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What does this stuff look like?
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That turned out awsome, Might have to consider that myself
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That turned out awsome, Might have to consider that myself
Thanks. It's really easy. I am a whimp when it comes to moding. I am always afraid I am going to screw things up but if I didn't screw it up then it has to be easy.
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Thanks. It's really easy. I am a whimp when it comes to moding. I am always afraid I am going to screw things up but if I didn't screw it up then it has to be easy.
HAHA, Ive screwed up many of time moding my taco, But thats part of being human, I am goin to have to give it a try.
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What does this stuff look like?
This is the exact stuff. I got it at home depot...

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This is the exact stuff. I got it at home depot...

Will you be able to see the red behind it?
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Will you be able to see the red behind it?
the red is just a plastic backing, and it peels off.
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