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De-badge Rubber emblems??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TRDMadness, May 1, 2011.

  1. May 1, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    TRDMadness

    TRDMadness [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I noticed today that the side Toyota Tacoma badges are plastic, which seem easy enough to remove. However the Limited badge and rear tail-gate badges are rubber. Yesterday was a very warm day and I decided to de-badge. I first started with the "limited" got half the "L" off and started slicing into the actual letter and in the process leaving half the letter still on the truck. I was using floss, so this could be a factor. Today Im going to us fishing line. I also tried floss with spray on "goo Gone". Anyone else have the problem with these rubber emblems slicing in half in the process??I am also going to try to use a plastic putty knife. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks.
     
  2. May 1, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    mine were a PITA to get off as well. my finger tips hurt for days from peeling the stupid rubber emblems off
     
  3. May 1, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    TRDMadness

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    haha Ok well thanks, I guess I better start workin! I also heard a hair dryer will aid in the process? any extra heat will make the adhesive more pliable. I should try that.
     
  4. May 1, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    tacoman355

    tacoman355 WORD!?!

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    i tried that method and got so pissed then i got a wind shield scraper, put a rag on the front of it and it came right off. it didnt scratch the paint at all, just take your time.
     
  5. May 1, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    I used fishing line on the "rubber" emblems and yes they do slice in half, but you just keep slicing back with your fishing line. Once you get it all off, use Goo Gone to remove the residue. There might be an outline or cast of the word, but if you use rubbing compound and elbow grease or an orbital buffer it will come out and over time in the sun it will blend in.
     
  6. May 1, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    ontarioyota

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    Your truck is awesome Tacoman355......good job!

    I painted my tailgate badges without removing...lots of work with the tape but turned out well.
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  7. May 1, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    tacoman355

    tacoman355 WORD!?!

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    thanks a lot man, i appreciate. btw your badges came out really well.
     
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