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Old 06-28-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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Debadge or Plasti-dip?

I have a 2013 Texas Edition/Prerunner/Sr5...it has a few extra badges (circle with star on each door and tailgate). I am debating on whether I should debadge or plasti-dip 'em...

Any thoughts? I haven't seen any pics of the circle with the star plasti-dipped...has anybody done it?

One more thing...I saw a few posts that said if you wait too long to debadge, the paint gets etched or is darker under the badges...any feedback on that too would be appreciated.

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Old 06-28-2013, 02:01 PM   #2
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I left my badges on for 2 years and just removed them, I washed and waxed and you can't even tell they were there. As for plastidipping the circle Texas badges I say try it if you don't like it just peel it off
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It is all personal preference, but I prefer de-badged.

As far as shadowing if you wait too long, you will be ok if you debadge now. I waited about 6 months before I debadged, and had no shadowing.
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If you do remove the badges, clean the area really well after, then wax the area to protect.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:11 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. Here is another idea I had...debadging everywhere then putting just the circle with the star back on above/near the rear door handle (like on the TX Edition Tundras) and centering Tacoma on the tailgate with the circle and star either above or below it.
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Since plasti-dip is so cheap you could just try it out and if you don't like it then debadge. I prefer debadging, which is what I did. Did mines a year after purchase and there's no marks. I think the shadowing that gets left behind probably takes a few years before really becoming a problem
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centering Tacoma on the tailgate with the circle and star either above or below it.
Just my opinion, but I don't like when badges are centered on the tailgate. To me, either leave them and dip, or remove.
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Only some colours get the shadowing red is bad for it. I really don't like how centered emblems look personally
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