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a few cheap/free mods

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by toyotacoinwa, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Sep 2, 2009 at 12:51 AM
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    toyotacoinwa

    toyotacoinwa [OP] the fresh prince

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    so i debadged my truck today and it took about a hour... all you need is
    hairdryer
    flat head
    steel hanger









    1. heat up where you want to take off
    2. put the flat head under the decal without touching the paint
    3. put the steel hanger and keep doing a sawing motion till it comes off
    4. clean with a paper towel.. i bought goo gone but it wasnt needed :mad:

    finished product:cool:



    i am planning on painting my badges black and putting them back on... i dont trust the tape idea so im going to try to put crazy glue on the decal and then stick it on the truck... no pics yet of that... whats your opinion.?tape or glue?

    another cheap mod is the floor foot guard thing... its right here on top of the black tacoma thing... its was grey on my truck and i was bored so i painted it black... all you need is the black plastic paint and a flat head to take it out... theyre 4 clips on each on... i started from the side closest to the bed and kept popping them out... painted it using 3 coats and put them back in...
     
  2. Sep 2, 2009 at 12:59 AM
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    DDD

    DDD Shine bright like a hymen

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    I think fishing line works better than a screw driver.

    I think you should use a double sided foam tape. That way you can remove again using fishing line.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2009 at 1:03 AM
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    toyotacoinwa

    toyotacoinwa [OP] the fresh prince

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    i know i should have but i didnt have a fishing line... i just used the flathead to pry it open then stuck in the hanger lol... im thinking of doing the tape too the car store guy said do crazy glue... i dont know what he was thinking.. thanks
     
  4. Sep 2, 2009 at 3:28 AM
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    TNTaco

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    Fishing line works great. It only took a few minutes. I used about 25 lb. test line
     
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