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Blacking out badges?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by trmarshall1, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Apr 26, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    trmarshall1

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    I couldn't find a thread if there is one, on how to remove and black out the body badges. Is there such a beast, or does someone sell blacked out badges? Still learning the in's and outs of the forum, but I think the black badging would look sick on the Lunar Mist body:p
     
  2. Apr 26, 2012 at 9:03 AM
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  3. Apr 26, 2012 at 9:24 AM
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    Thanks man, I think I might go the derp route, I pulled badges off a few other cars and it is a PITA, but the end result might be worth it.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    I have a full set of 2nd gen badges that we're painted black. They could use a respect but they're in pretty decent shape. I'd sell them to you if you're interessted
     
  5. Apr 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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    In the detailing forum, there's a stickied thread (very long) with many members giving their experiences on how to remove, and often, blacken their badges.

    Lots of good info there
     
  6. Apr 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    FWIW, I used plastidip for my badges this past fall and they are starting to oxidize...I don't know why exactly, but they are turning white on the top parts of the badge....I'm going to use actual paint sometime this summer.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    Nice truck man, I recognize those mountains, I think I've seen you rolling around too.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    i derped mine like 6 months ago and it still looks good
     
  9. Apr 26, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    The SR5/tailgate ones still look good, but my door badges are turning white...:notsure:
     
  10. Apr 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    Haha, I wish I could say I've seen you around town, but I see a lot of white 2nd gens lol. I have yet to see another impulse red first gen DC with a black shell :cool:
     
  11. Apr 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    maybe its a climate thing. all of mine havent changed a bit
     
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    Debadge and you won't have that issue :)
     
  13. Apr 26, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    I want to, but I'm afraid of the shadows they will leave on the 10 year old paint ;)
     
  14. Apr 26, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    I have a sunfire red pearl as well and debadged after 11 years and after a good wash, clay bar and wax you don't see any shadowing.

    If you are about 3" away from the rear 1/4 glass on the driver's side, you can see a incredibly faint "SR5" But I am the only one who ever sees it
     
  15. Apr 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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    I don't know man, we did my buddy's 08 sierra and that thing was terrible even after clay barring it. His was black though, so I bet that made a difference. I took all mine off about a year after having my truck and I'm glad I did.
     
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    Haha well I guess all the dents and scratches from the PO will distract anybody from noticing the shadows. I'll think about it this summer. I am liking the red/black combo at the moment.
     
  17. Apr 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    so i blacked out all mine out except the tailgate ones. i couldn't get them off without tearing them since they are a soft plastic so to speak.

    how have any of you blacked the tailgate ones out? i'm thinking of just taping & newspapering around them and paint while still on truck. good idea or bad?
     
  18. Apr 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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    It will buff out mine did
     
  19. Apr 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    You'll have a heck of a time taping it I think. I did the emblem on my engine cover that way and it took forever to tape and then turned out less than perfect.
     
  20. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    i also taped and newspapered around emblem and i thought it was quite easy, that's why i was considering it for the tailgate
     
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