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Best badge attaching tape

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by krause, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Dec 3, 2012 at 7:31 AM
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    krause

    krause [OP] Member

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    There's been several posts about it, but I'm planning on blacking out the badges on my Taco, and wanted to get a better idea of the best tape to use, i.e. slimmest tape, stickiest, so on and so forth. Also, which paint is better? Plasti-dip, or Krylon's plastic bonding?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 3, 2012 at 7:37 AM
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    kevinsc

    kevinsc 2012 dbl cab 4x4

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    personally i debadged mine but i plasti-dipped my wifes mazda emblems and came out great and the plasti-dip is easiest because you dont have to worry about all the tape... youtube how to plastidip emblems its pretty much fool proof! good luck
     
  3. Dec 3, 2012 at 7:38 AM
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    SpruceTaco

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    I used krylon fusion & 3m tape like the stuff on vent visors. I've seen guys use plasti dip & they don't take off the badges. They just tape around it, spray then peel the excess off.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    evanmb31

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    I used the thick 3m tape with the foam
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    It worked really well, i just stuck two long strips to the back of the emblems before paiting. Cut of the excess around the letters with a razor, then painted, clear coat, peeled the backing off and stuck it to the truck, used a hairdryer and some pressure and they are on there pretty solid. I used krylon plastic fusion, barely any prep work just cleaned the badges really well
     
  5. Dec 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    Blacked: Plasti-Dip (adheres better than any paint, won't chip like paint can/will, and can be removed completely)
     
  6. Dec 4, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    krause

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    What about sanding or prep work with the plasti-dip?
     
  7. Dec 4, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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    evanmb31

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    Just clean it really well. Plasti dip is meant to be able to peel off i you want it to.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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    krause

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    Now my bigger issue is: Do I cut the MA off of Tacoma? I know it's a personal preference, I'm just hoping for some opinions. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
     
  9. Jan 30, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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    banditstpk

    banditstpk Pabst knows best

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    ive used this stuff to pull out dents on my car :D
     
  10. Jan 30, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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    evanmb31

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    You havnt done it yet? My opinion would be no. Dont make the tacoma badge a taco badge.
     
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