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Any suggestions on how to black out emblems

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nmichalak, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Dec 1, 2008 at 9:22 PM
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    nmichalak

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    I have an 07 Black 4x4 Double Cab, 6spd Taco. I want to black it out. can anyone help me with the steps to take to remove, paint and re-apply my chrome emblems on my truck. Are they plastic or metal? Anyone who can give me a detailed explaination I would appreciate it. I am new to the forum. Thank you.
     
  2. Dec 1, 2008 at 9:28 PM
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    getting there....
    blacking out emblems are simple and awesome to do. when i did mine.....i used fishing line to remove them, then goo gone to get the remaining glue off the paint. to paint them.....i cleaned them real good with hot water and dawn dish soap and a small scotchbrite pad. let them dry thoroughly. then i put them on cardboard and sprayed them with some adhesion promoter....a few coats of it, drying a about 10 minutes between each coat. then i used some duplicolor flat black........about 5 or 6 coas, drying around 5 minutes for each coat. to put them back on.... cut small sections of 3m tape and applied to the back of the emblems......then put them on the truck. they turned out great, have been like that for a little over 4 months and no fading or anything. the adhesion promoter helps the paint to adhere to the plastic.:)
     
  4. Jan 12, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    when you say aplied tape what do you mean? when you took them off did they become not sticky anymore?
     
  5. Jan 12, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    yes, they are glued on, and you have to basically Un-glue them using the fishing line.

    In other words, your gonna have to glue them back on, and the best way is to use double back sticky tape. You may think, wait TAPE!?! believe me, that stuff has some serious grab on it, honestly probably better than the glue.

    Go for it man, the embles look awesome!
     
  6. Jan 12, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    I gotta do this myself as well
     
  7. Jan 14, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    Rocketball

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    getting there....
    i just cut small strips and put on the backs of the emblems. when you remove them from the truck....it will tear up the old tape and it wont stick anymore.
     
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