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badge color advice

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by j1999t, Mar 3, 2010.

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what color should i paint my badges

Poll closed May 2, 2010.
  1. speedway blue

    4.3%
  2. the tacoma red

    13.0%
  3. the tacoma black

    30.4%
  4. matte black

    52.2%
  1. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    j1999t

    j1999t [OP] Well-Known Member

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    hey all, within the next month or so, i am going to debadge my truck and paint the badges.... i have 3 or 4 color choices.... since my truck is silver and i couldnt get it in blue when i bought the truck... id like to paint the badges either speedway blue, the tacoma red, or the tacoma black...

    any advice would be very helpful, so would anyone with photoshop skills

    thanks ahead of time!
     
  2. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    tim920

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  3. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    j1999t

    j1999t [OP] Well-Known Member

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    the reason im thinking blue or red is because its something different, and i tend to be known to not run with the pack
     
  4. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    tim920

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    Well...it's cool to be unique and all but let's say if you go blue....is there something else that you can paint blue? I like seeing new things/mods/ideas. I would like to see you attempt it. And if it looks good....all the power to you my friend.

    I just think it's kind of hard to do since your truck color is silver. I think most people would say black.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    j1999t

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    not that i can think of... and if it doesnt work out, then i can spray black over the blue or red and be set...
     
  6. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    09Doright8126

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    I think the blue would look pretty cool... maybe the calipers also?
     
  7. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    j1999t

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    ive NEVER ever painted calipers... interesting idea though...
     
  8. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:31 AM
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    id go with black or blue. I got a silver tacoma and im putting a black tacoma badge on the tailgate.
     
  9. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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  10. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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  11. Mar 3, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    Matte Black FTW!
     
  12. Mar 3, 2010 at 4:08 PM
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  13. Mar 3, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    I am going out of the box too.. I have a white Tacoma and Im painting my badges purple :) so I vote for blue.. what about like a navy blue or something?
     
  14. Mar 5, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    Just debadge :cool:
     
  15. Mar 5, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    Contrast is everything...if you have a light colored truck, you need dark badges and vice versa.

    On silver or white, black badges work best. For red as well.

    Blues and blacks need to stick with the factory chrome.
     
  16. Mar 5, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    I like the sticker badge Sockmonkey makes (on his truck). Thinking about getting a set for mine.
     
  17. Mar 5, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    I vote none of the above, Olive Drab.

    DO IT.

    That way I can see what it would look like on my truck.
     
  18. Mar 5, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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  19. Mar 6, 2010 at 6:08 AM
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    If you do any other color other than black, think about doing some kind of other color match mod so there's some consistancy.

    For example, color match the brake rotors, grill emblem, etc.
     
  20. Mar 6, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    j1999t

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    im still leaning towards speedway blue... and i thought about the rotors, and the grill emblem, i would do the grill emblem on the grill, and on the steering wheel... and if it doesnt look good, i can always go red or black
     
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