1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Black badges DONE!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by THExBUSxDRIVER, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. Mar 21, 2010 at 9:00 PM
    #1
    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Member:
    #33508
    Messages:
    4,135
    First Name:
    GOO5E
    Vehicle:
    Old Man Tan!
    Not enough.
    So here are my badges. I left the ones on the front doors on and kept the ones from the rear tailgate except for the SR5. I must say it looks better without all that bunched up chrome back there. ..((I fear that there is no cure for this MOD BUG that I have contracted))...and its all thanks to you guys:mad:....jk lol:D:D

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Thinkin about doing the center caps on my stock rims to match the other black pieces like the mirror cover and door handles. Whatcha guys think?
     
  2. Mar 21, 2010 at 9:02 PM
    #2
    Blue

    Blue You're my boy blue

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2010
    Member:
    #33255
    Messages:
    3,002
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dylan
    Sierras
    Vehicle:
    ex 99 current 04 TRD
    LOOKS AWESOME! I think the center caps would look pretty cool as well :D
     
  3. Mar 21, 2010 at 9:16 PM
    #3
    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Member:
    #33508
    Messages:
    4,135
    First Name:
    GOO5E
    Vehicle:
    Old Man Tan!
    Not enough.
    Thnx blue. Took me a lot of rubbing, 2 cuts from an exacto blade, and a blister to get it done lol.
     
  4. Mar 21, 2010 at 9:18 PM
    #4
    Simon2150

    Simon2150 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    Member:
    #11809
    Messages:
    1,044
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, TX
    Vehicle:
    06 Tacoma DoubleCab V6 SR5
    Yay pics! Looks good
     
  5. Mar 21, 2010 at 9:35 PM
    #5
    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Member:
    #33508
    Messages:
    4,135
    First Name:
    GOO5E
    Vehicle:
    Old Man Tan!
    Not enough.
    Thanks simon and wolf pack. Yes if you want pictures of cuts and blister I can get those too lol but not as cool as the badges:D
     
  6. Mar 21, 2010 at 9:37 PM
    #6
    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Member:
    #5966
    Messages:
    41,927
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JB
    Vehicle:
    2014 DCSB TRD 4x4
    we like carnage pics too :laugh:
     
  7. Mar 21, 2010 at 10:09 PM
    #7
    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Member:
    #33508
    Messages:
    4,135
    First Name:
    GOO5E
    Vehicle:
    Old Man Tan!
    Not enough.
    Just for you tiger lol

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The look is worth the pain hahaa
     
  8. Mar 21, 2010 at 10:11 PM
    #8
    Bz3r0

    Bz3r0 Smackalicious!

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Member:
    #29627
    Messages:
    235
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bryan
    Edwards AFB, CA
    Vehicle:
    White 2017 TRD Offroad
    Under Construction
    Looks good man, unfortunately... ive also been bit by the mod bug this weekend... blackin out my headlights as i type... one is in the oven. Haha. I'll be doing this to my badges next weekend :)
     
  9. Mar 21, 2010 at 10:47 PM
    #9
    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Member:
    #33508
    Messages:
    4,135
    First Name:
    GOO5E
    Vehicle:
    Old Man Tan!
    Not enough.
    I wish I was brave enough to try the headlight mod, I would if I had a job just in case I mess up but for now I'll stick to the low cost mods. Satoshi grille is to be done this weekend hopefully, just dont know if I should keep the grille chrome or black it out as well.

    Let me know how the lights come out and add some pics of them too.

    The badges are simple with little items needed.

    -Masking tape (tape borders of emblems onto the truck for an easier re-install)

    -Paint

    -3M molding tape

    -Some fishing line (I used the 10lb line for 2 bucks)

    -Blow drier

    -Some rubbing alcohol

    I baked them for 8 min at 250 degrees then sprayed em, baked one more time and added 3 more coats. Make sure to try to keep them as flat as you can while hot. One of mine bowed out but I re-heated and straightened it out. Good luck and put up some pics when done with those too!
     
  10. Mar 21, 2010 at 10:58 PM
    #10
    eskamo23

    eskamo23 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2009
    Member:
    #24463
    Messages:
    389
    Gender:
    Male
    Pasadena, CA
    Vehicle:
    trd sport
    TRD cai with (AFE dry flow filter), de-flapped, tint, weathertech floor liners,coverking neoprene seat covers, rear TSB, Billy 5100's set at 1.75'', Pro Comp 7005's 17x8 BS4.5, any time fogs, tailgate theft mod, led lights in the int., slim cubby HID headlights and fogs, TRD skid plate, bed mat
    nice job!
     
  11. Mar 21, 2010 at 11:40 PM
    #11
    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Member:
    #33508
    Messages:
    4,135
    First Name:
    GOO5E
    Vehicle:
    Old Man Tan!
    Not enough.
    Thnks eskamo
     
  12. Mar 22, 2010 at 12:32 AM
    #12
    671taco

    671taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Member:
    #25461
    Messages:
    798
    Gender:
    Male
    Guam
    Vehicle:
    twenty-ten rc
    looks good, this is exactly what i did. left off the toy and prerunner badge...much cleaner
     
  13. Mar 22, 2010 at 12:34 AM
    #13
    itsjustaliftedXR

    itsjustaliftedXR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Member:
    #26166
    Messages:
    58
    Gender:
    Female
    Long Beach
    Vehicle:
    '11 4Runner Trail
    welcome to the club! i think the black badges look really good on that color, the desert sand mica right?

    btw, have u ever seen my truck around town? white dc with black badges and roof rack.. i dont live there, but i used to visit my family up there a lot this past summer. now that you stand out, ill be on the look out.
     
  14. Mar 22, 2010 at 8:47 AM
    #14
    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Member:
    #33508
    Messages:
    4,135
    First Name:
    GOO5E
    Vehicle:
    Old Man Tan!
    Not enough.
    Thanks 671 and I agree about it looking much cleaner.

    Thanks liftedXR. Yes it desert sand mica, not too much of that color around here so I chose it.

    And I'm pretty sure Ive seen it before, I remember black badges on white but cant remember about the roof rack, I was just fixated on the emblems lol....plus not that much of those around here either. I also have the thor logo on my back window and a grenade on the back passenger so honk like a crazy person if you see me lol
     
  15. Mar 22, 2010 at 8:54 AM
    #15
    Danosabre

    Danosabre Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Member:
    #24388
    Messages:
    1,042
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Gardner,Ma
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Off Road
    Extang Trifold bed cover,DDM 55W 6000k HID, maglight, Vent visors
    Looks great! That is on my "to do" list.
     
  16. Mar 22, 2010 at 8:59 AM
    #16
    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Member:
    #33508
    Messages:
    4,135
    First Name:
    GOO5E
    Vehicle:
    Old Man Tan!
    Not enough.
    Thanks dano, its probably the easiest thing you can do and it looks good. Put up pics when your done. Have fun! and heres some guidance if you need it

    -Masking tape (tape borders of emblems onto the truck for an easier re-install)

    -Paint

    -3M molding tape

    -Some fishing line (I used the 10lb line for 2 bucks)

    -Blow drier

    -Some rubbing alcohol

    I baked them for 8 min at 250 degrees then sprayed em, baked one more time and added 3 more coats. Make sure to try to keep them as flat as you can while hot. One of mine bowed out but I re-heated and straightened it out. Good luck and put up some pics when done with those too!
     
  17. Mar 22, 2010 at 10:49 AM
    #17
    JoshR324

    JoshR324 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Member:
    #32720
    Messages:
    92
    Gender:
    Male
    Garden Grove, CA
    Vehicle:
    '14 SR5 Double Cab LB
    Looks good. Quick question, why did you bake the emblems?
     
  18. Mar 22, 2010 at 11:00 AM
    #18
    itsjustaliftedXR

    itsjustaliftedXR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Member:
    #26166
    Messages:
    58
    Gender:
    Female
    Long Beach
    Vehicle:
    '11 4Runner Trail
    will do! ill probably be up there the first week of april so ill be on the lookout.
     
  19. Mar 22, 2010 at 11:15 AM
    #19
    Squid

    Squid Swollen Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2009
    Member:
    #19753
    Messages:
    174
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2010 Barcelona Red PreRunner TRD Off Road
    Debadged, Factory Roof Rack, Black Nerf Bars, Black MB Chaos Wheels, 265-75-16 BFG All Terrain T/A KOs, Rear Leaf TSB, Body Colored Grill with center sprayed black
    What's the purpose of baking? Could you just sand, primer, and paint them?
     
  20. Mar 22, 2010 at 1:07 PM
    #20
    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Member:
    #33508
    Messages:
    4,135
    First Name:
    GOO5E
    Vehicle:
    Old Man Tan!
    Not enough.
    To both squid and josh.

    You can sand them down which i did but there is a lot of tough to get spots.

    Heating also lets the paint have a firm grasp on the surface even if its not sanded so I did it for those tough spots.

    I'm sure its not necessary but I had nothing else to do lol.
     
To Top