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blacked out emblem

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Casey05Taco, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. Sep 3, 2008 at 9:56 PM
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    Casey05Taco

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    So it has finally hit me that the blacked out emblems on a silver taco looks great. I really want to persure doing this but im just really nervous to start it becuase i dont know how to mark them off, what to use, how to reapply them back and hoping they are perfectly straight. Any suggestions on what you guys have done?
     
  2. Sep 3, 2008 at 9:59 PM
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    What you do is get the blue painters tape tape around emblem so that you still have an idea where the emblem sat, i made it alot easier for myself i bought extra emblems painted them ahead of time so when i removed my emblems i just put the black ones on. use fishing line to get them off, i bought the 3m autmotive name tape on ebay for the new ones.http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3M-A...010QQitemZ200247993306QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWD1V
     
  3. Sep 3, 2008 at 10:04 PM
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    I think id feel more comfortable if i bought a new set also. How much did that fun you. I have a prerunner so i might have more than you if your a 4x4
     
  4. Sep 3, 2008 at 10:06 PM
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    i have a prerunner as well i think i paid $20 for all emblems
     
  5. Sep 3, 2008 at 10:10 PM
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    OK if i can get them all for 20 bucks im doing that for sure lol. did you jsut spray the paint on or what?
     
  6. Sep 3, 2008 at 10:16 PM
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    I scuffed them emblem up with 140-160 grit sand paper and them sprayed krylon fusion on and then went over it with a matte finish clear coat but i gave it some good coats of each like 5 coats of each and have had no probs!
     
  7. Sep 3, 2008 at 10:18 PM
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    Ok yea i need to do this asap
     
  8. Sep 3, 2008 at 10:26 PM
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    It will look nice when you do it and its on your truck.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2008 at 10:37 PM
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    you can use the emblems that you have. the old tape comes off real easy, and you can cut pieces of 3m tape to reapply them. when i painted mine...i washed them real good with dawn dish soap...dried overnight, then put them on card board, and i used adhesion promoter....follow directions, i used about 5 coats of that, then i used about 5 or 6 coats(do the last part lightly, till the emblems are covered) of duplicolor flat black, then let them dry a good 24 hours. then i put them back on the truck. mine is an 04...but you can get a basic idea of what they look like.........

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  10. Sep 3, 2008 at 10:42 PM
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    Show off lol looks good tacomaman!
     
  11. Sep 3, 2008 at 10:43 PM
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    :D........just giving him a preview of what his will be like!!!!;)
     
  12. Sep 4, 2008 at 8:56 AM
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    They look great man. Thanks for the help
     
  13. Sep 4, 2008 at 1:09 PM
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    thanks man!!! i love the way they turned out myself.:D
     
  14. Sep 4, 2008 at 2:01 PM
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    That looks very nice casey yours will be just like that, soon I imagine.
     
  15. Sep 4, 2008 at 6:43 PM
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    Don't worry about going and buying new ones unless you really want to. Just do it over the weekend. Reading this post it reminded me that I still needed to do mine. I just got back in from taking the door emblems off cleaned scuffed and painted them with Krylon Fusion Satin black. I put 3 coats on and will do 2 more tomorrow, then clear coat them. Need to stop at the local auto paint supplier tomorrow and get some 3M tape. As others have mentioned they are really easy to get off, just get some fishing line and kind of saw back and forth slowly cutting through the tape. It only took me about 3 minutes to get off each side. I'll post some pics when I'm done.
     
  16. Sep 4, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    Thats true you dont really need to buy new emblems it just made everything faster for me to do.
     
  17. Sep 4, 2008 at 7:36 PM
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    I have not see that done on a 1st gen, looks great Will.
     
  18. Sep 4, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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    thanks man....gotta get rid of all the chrome on my 04!!!!
     
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    good call

    i attempted that...but im bout to bling the bitch back out when i put those ivan stewart rims on :D
     
  20. Sep 4, 2008 at 10:02 PM
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    I would just feel more comfortable if i were to screw them up anyway that i could still have the original ones on
     
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