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Badges??? We don't need no stinking "chrome" badges.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by scottg918514, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Mar 11, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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    scottg918514

    scottg918514 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just finished badge blackout. Love it.

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  2. Mar 11, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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    ToyTaco408

    ToyTaco408 05' Silverback Gorilla!

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    Sweet, I debaged a lil while ago. Plasti-dip?
     
  3. Mar 11, 2013 at 9:42 AM
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    scottg918514

    scottg918514 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    No, removed and painted chromes. Keyed surface, primed, several coats black and clear.
     
  4. Mar 11, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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    ToyTaco408

    ToyTaco408 05' Silverback Gorilla!

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    Great work.
     
  5. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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    BradyT88

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    Nice! I can't decide if I want to just debadge or blacken them. Kind of worried that I might break them trying to get them off.
     
  6. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    ToyTaco408

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    Na it's not so hard. I just did mine...fishing line and a blow dryer and a little bit of goof off.:cool:
     
  7. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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    Canadiandad

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    I think you mean "goo-gone"? Goo-gone will not damage paint and will remove glue residue. Goof-off is dangerous to use on paint.
     
  8. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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    MadMan

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    De-badged and blacked out
    Great minds think alike. :) Although I removed all my badges.

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    Now you need to replace those bedside stickers with black ones to complete your "black out" mode.

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  9. Mar 11, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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    ToyTaco408

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    apologies, you're totally right
     
  10. Mar 11, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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    hutch96r

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    For a noob I used waxed dental floss and mcguire's quick detail wax to pull em off of my old tiburon. They all came off without issue. Emblems look sick man nice job.
     
  11. Mar 11, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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    kryten

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    Plasi-dip works great on badges. Fastest and easiest way to do it, and looks the same. I have done mine almost a year ago and all of them look like I did them yesterday. Vehicle parked outside in the elements of a Canadian winter.
     
  12. Mar 11, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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    heavtritefoot

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    Ya Im going to do mine when the weather gets better up here and the wheels also, dont care too much for the chrome.
     
  13. Mar 11, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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    BradyT88

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    I thought about doing that. Is it very hard to clean the plasti-dip off the paint without tearing it off the badges as well?
     
  14. Mar 11, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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    grizzlygoalie

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    Nope not at all, if you go slow it should rip right around the edges of the badge. do 4-5 coats and it comes off easier then 2-3 coats.
     
  15. Mar 11, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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    BradyT88

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    Nice! I need some plasti-dip and warmer weather.
     
  16. Mar 11, 2013 at 4:36 PM
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    Larry

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    chrome badging on a silver truck does not look bad at all IMO.
     
  17. Mar 11, 2013 at 4:52 PM
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    Not at all. Just start tearing it off slowly and it will to the rest for you by itself. You can use a toothpick to pick out overspray from inside "O", "A" etc.

    ^ What he said.
     
  18. Mar 11, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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    BradyT88

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    Yeah, but I am looking at de-chroming everything except the chrome panels on the bottom of my doors soon.
     
  19. Mar 11, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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    rtn1911

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    You won't. I pulled off the badges from my tailgate yesterday -- no heat gun -- and they stayed intact.
     
  20. Mar 11, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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    HIst8ofMIND

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    Waiting for the other black badges to arrive. Got this one today.
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