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Old 11-03-2008, 09:21 PM   #1
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Removing the ugly dealer badge

Does anyone have any tips for removing the ugly ass dealer badge off my tail-gate? The dealership I bought my truck from put this chrome plastic disc with their name on it right next to the Tacoma emblem. It looks like it is just stuck on with some double sided tape, but I am afraid to just pull it off. Does anyone have any suggestions for getting this ugly ass thing off my truck?
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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.

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Old 11-03-2008, 09:31 PM   #4
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Sick, sounds easy enough........thanks guys
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:04 PM   #5
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just pulled it off with my fingernails. shouldn't be too hard to get off..
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That could not have been easier, even though it is only 39 degrees out, no hair dryer needed. Just sawed through with one piece of 6lb fishing line, then peeled the remaining tape off with my fingers, no residue was left, then just shined it up with some windex and a soft cloth. Looks so much better!
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That could not have been easier, even though it is only 39 degrees out, no hair dryer needed. Just sawed through with one piece of 6lb fishing line, then peeled the remaining tape off with my fingers, no residue was left, then just shined it up with some windex and a soft cloth. Looks so much better!

hell yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT ..PICSSSSSSSSSSSSS??????
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Gonna de-badge this weekend!

yes yes....what neon said...PICS!!
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After.
So much better. Sorry Western Slope Auto, I liked you dealership, just did not appreciate the ugly ass badge you slapped on my truck.
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funny thing here in Hawaii they don't use those things. The only thing they slap on is a license plate frame.
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Looks alot better!
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I personally like my Dealership badge, the fox i like and imo looks pretty sweet

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yeah i think your dealer sticker rocks to... now if only it wasnt crooked!
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yeah i think your dealer sticker rocks to... now if only it wasnt crooked!
yeah i did notice that but still i looks good, even on the red ones you can still see the fox
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The fox is much better than the big old hunk of plastic they slapped on my tailgate, I could see leaving that on
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The fox is much better than the big old hunk of plastic they slapped on my tailgate, I could see leaving that on
agreed, when a dealer actually pays attention to the quality of their graphics... i can totally see leaving their logo!

now when a dealer
"i done did made a plaque fer' dah' truck...."
like in your case.

it is totally worth removing, and possibly complaining about it to them.

like this "hey, thanks. but i dont really need any more dishes, so here is your turkey platter back."
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When I bought my truck back in 2000, I asked the service manager for a screwdriver & removed the dealers front & rear license plate frames. I gave the frames back to the sales rep and told him "No Thanks". If I had a dealer toss his logo on the truck I was dealing on.....I would expect the dealership to remove their logos off of that truck before I signed the papers for that Tacoma.
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like this "hey, thanks. but i dont really need any more dishes, so here is your turkey platter back."
Thats f-in funny. I should drop it in the mail with a note saying here is your ugly ass plastic turkey platter back...........wonder how that would be received at the dealership
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When I bought my truck back in 2000, I asked the service manager for a screwdriver & removed the dealers front & rear license plate frames. I gave the frames back to the sales rep and told him "No Thanks". If I had a dealer toss his logo on the truck I was dealing on.....I would expect the dealership to remove their logos off of that truck before I signed the papers for that Tacoma.
exactly. Here in Hawaii no dealer puts on a logo (that i know of) only the license plate frames.
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