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Badges on or off on the Tailgate?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by aggiepack, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Nov 25, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    aggiepack

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    Happy Thanksgiving TW! Waiting for more guests to arrive, but I just debadged, cleaned the badges, and sprayed them black. Waiting to put another coat on and then some clear coat. I was looking at the tailgate, and to be honest I think it looks really good without any badges. For those of you who've done this, what do you think? And even if you haven't do you think the tailgate looks better with or without badges?

    I'll post some comparison pictures in a few hours
     
  2. Nov 25, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    jtav2002

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    I think there's too much going on back there with all those badges IMO. I debadged and added a black TRD emblem.

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  3. Nov 25, 2010 at 3:31 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    Black badges if you must have them, otherwise, I think the truck looks better w/o badges on it.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Nov 25, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    DBZ 2010

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    Debadge it. It makes waxing easier.

    Debadged Rear.jpg
     
  5. Nov 25, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    Dadic 78

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    no badges = sexyness
     
  6. Nov 25, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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  7. Nov 25, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    I de-baged but for two on the tailgate.
    The bedside decals and these two are the only badges on the truck.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Nov 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    jandrews

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    Badges off everywhere. Trucks look MUCH better clean.
     
  9. Nov 25, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    I de-badged whole truck,

    i[​IMG]
     
  10. Nov 25, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    Need to tint those tail Bob.
     
  11. Nov 25, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    Ya I know! Its a work progress.
     
  12. Nov 25, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    Houston, my son lives in Spring, I love Texas.
     
  13. Nov 25, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    wmb67

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    I also think it looks better without badges.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Nov 25, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    aggiepack

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    Yeah. Badges off the tailgate = win. Now you guys have me thinking about whether or not to even put the new black ones on the door! Does anyone mind posting what the doors look like w/o badges? I could imagine it would look pretty sharp. Hell, maybe I'll end up 3m'ing a badge on my laptop...haha.
     
  15. Nov 25, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    I drive thru Spring twice a day, going to and coming home from work.
    Bob
     
  16. Nov 25, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    Just go to my galley. You will see some photos of side. I removed the badges a few weeks after I bought my truck.
    Bob
     
  17. Nov 25, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    Tgey Look alot betr with them off ....
     
  18. Nov 25, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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  19. Nov 25, 2010 at 10:53 PM
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    DBZ 2010

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    Waxin' easy with badge-free.

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  20. Nov 27, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    side view without badges

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