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Advice on blacking out the tacoma emblems?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Sheepdog, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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    Sheepdog

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    I'm well on my way to blacking out my 2002 Tacoma and I was wondering if anyone knows any ideas or tips on how to take off the "Tacoma, Toyota, SR5, and V6" decals so I can paint them flat black and be able to put them back on without messing up the decals or the truck's paint.

    Thank you
     
  2. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:17 PM
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    the ones on the side next to the doors will come off with fishing line...the others are a rubber material and will probably tear up when you take them off...

    buy some new ones to replace the tailgate ones with
     
  3. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    Ok. Thanks. Do you know if anyone sells flat black decals?
     
  4. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:21 PM
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    there USED to be a place that sold black emblems...but they werent flat black...more of a carbon black with some gloss to it...but thats long since gone i think...

    check ebay or a local dealer for new ones
     
  5. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:27 PM
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    Sweet. How should I take off the tailgate and the "SR5" decals below the rear passenger windows?
     
  6. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:28 PM
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    you can use fishing line just like on the others...
     
  7. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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    Ok. How are they adheared to the truck? I ask because I need to know how I am going to put them back on.
     
  8. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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    i think the tailgate and sr5 ones are self adhesive...some sort of glue on the back...the others need some double sided tape
     
  9. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:47 PM
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    Sweet!!! Thanks for your help dude. I'll post pics so you guys can see what the outcome is.
     
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    Let me know how this goes and also how you in fact did deal with the tailgate ones. I wanted to do this, but wasn't sure about the TACOMA and SR5 and all the other ones that aren't connected.
     
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    theres also the option of painting them ON the truck...but thats not recommended...from experience...

    ive pulled all my emblems off...youre not going to be able to reuse the ones on the tailgate and the b pillar sr5 ones...

    either order some decals from sockmonkey...some new emblems from wherever you order parts from...or leave them off...
     
  12. Oct 16, 2009 at 12:15 AM
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    I'll probably just pull them all off then if that's the case. A cleaner look might be good, but I'm not sure if it'll show like faded marks or anything since my truck is almost 11 years old. Suggestions? Or am I just talking out of my ass again and it's nothing to worry about?
     
  13. Oct 16, 2009 at 12:16 AM
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    I took the tacoma emblem off on the side with some fishing line. the rear was done carefully with a razor blade and some THIN fishing line. I used 3m emblem adhesive. careful with that tho it makes your skin irritated.
     
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    So you were able to put the originals back on? Do you have a picture of your tailgate that you can post? Thanks.
     
  15. Oct 16, 2009 at 1:21 AM
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    Yeah i was able to get the originals back on. 2009-09-26 08.381.jpg
     
  16. Oct 16, 2009 at 1:23 AM
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    thats impressive...i tried removing mine and about half the letters either tore or ripped...so i quite trying to save any of them...
     
  17. Oct 16, 2009 at 1:25 AM
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    I took about an hour with me and my buddy doing it. We used the razor blades to lift the corner and then carefully peeling it using the razor to lift the adhesive.
     
  18. Oct 16, 2009 at 1:38 AM
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    yeah see im not that patient...i think it took me an hour to get all the badging off total
     
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