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Badged or debagded?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Asta, May 5, 2012.

  1. May 5, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    Asta

    Asta [OP] The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go

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    Trying to decide but i cant picture it without the badges what do you guys think?
     
  2. May 5, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    iRepLONGBEACH

    iRepLONGBEACH SoCal Reppin

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    way much cleaner debadged. its also nice w/ blacked out emblems depending on truck color
     
  3. May 5, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    Asta

    Asta [OP] The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go

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    Ive got a red truck ive got my Tacoma emblems on the side black but im thinking about debadging it
     
  4. May 5, 2012 at 11:26 PM
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    SCSPerformance

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    i like the clean look. i only left the trd decal on the bedside.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. May 5, 2012 at 11:28 PM
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    Taco me elmo

    Taco me elmo Who needs roads?

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    take it all off.. like a prom date.



    [​IMG]
     
  6. May 5, 2012 at 11:37 PM
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    t4daddy

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    All off...
     
  7. May 5, 2012 at 11:51 PM
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    Bennett707

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    zip ties and scotch tape (duct tape is too expensive)
    tempted to remove mine.
     
  8. May 6, 2012 at 12:01 AM
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    AK Taco

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    I think mostly debadged looks great. I have all but the door panel tacoma badges off and those badges are painted black and I really like it. It also depends on your trucks color too IMO. White and red looks good with blacked out badges. go with whatever you think looks the best. If you take em off and don't like em you can always put em back on.
     
  9. May 6, 2012 at 5:09 AM
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    Stoic

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    Go stealth.
     
  10. May 6, 2012 at 5:16 AM
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    VirginiaBound

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  11. May 6, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Debadged all the way.

    Clean and mean
     
  12. May 6, 2012 at 8:36 AM
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    Fightnfire

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    I know 2nd gen, but all off. :D

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  13. May 6, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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    Took mine off the tailgate ones were a bitch.
     
  14. May 6, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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    Asta [OP] The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go

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    I love that look for 2nd gens kinda jealous
    Looks like im going to be taking them off the two tacomas on the side are painted black so ill see how i like it!
     
  15. May 6, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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    STLharry

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    Too much work...who cares haha.
     
  16. May 6, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    Debadged tailgate, removed bedside decals. Only left badges on the doors. And devil horns on the grill of course!!
     
  17. May 6, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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    Asta

    Asta [OP] The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go

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    How do you guys take em off? Hairdryer and fishing line?
     
  18. May 6, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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    I just used some fishing line. It left some adhesive marks but nothing some wax can't fix. My badges were on my truck for almost 5yrs before I took them off. Can't even tell they were ever on. Bedside decals used a heat gun and then peeled off decal. Again, used some wax once the area cooled down to remove any left over adhesive
     
  19. May 6, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    I wouldn't use a hair dryer. Unless you're careful there's a good chance you could mess your paint up.

    I waited until a blazing hot sunny Colorado summer day... about 98 degrees IIRC. Just parked the truck in the sun for a few hours. The badges pretty much just peeled up with my fingernails. I did use some fishing line to get behind some pesky ones though.

    Then I used goo gone (let it soak on the adhesive as best as possible). Used a lot of elbow grease. Cleaned, clay barred, polished and waxed.

    Done deal.

    For the decals I used this:

    http://www.amazon.com/3M-Stripe-Wheel-07498-Hardware/dp/B00063VT0G

    Easy peasy
     
  20. May 6, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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    Asta

    Asta [OP] The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go

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    [​IMG]

    Emblems gone i like the decal so im keeping that also smoked the tail lights
     
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