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De-badging/Painting badges/ Re-badging

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by NumNutz, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Sep 13, 2008 at 1:32 PM
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    NumNutz

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    This is my first DIY thread so I hope this is helpful to everyone...

    DE-BADGING:

    To debadge the taco you need a few things...

    Fishing Line I used 6 lbs. test
    Blow Dryer
    Goo-Gone
    Windex

    1. I cut the line into about 3 ft lengths.

    2. I heated up a section of the badge. I kept heating the spot till when I touched the metal I couldn't keep my finger on the door for more than a few seconds without discomfort.

    3. Take the cut line and run it along the back of the badge. I used a sawing motion which helped out a lot. When the fishing line broke I knew that I had reached a section of the badge that needed to be heated up.

    Then just repeat step 2 and 3 till the badge comes off.

    Then with the goo gone spray the stuff left over that is stuck to the door. Using your finger nail scratch the stuff off. Then spray the goo gone again and using a rag and elbow grease get the residue off.

    Finally I just used windex and sprayed the area instead of waxing the area like some people do.


    To paint the taco badges...
    DON'T TRY AND PAINT THEM WITH THEM ON THE TRUCK!!!!!! IT DOES NOT WORK!!!!!

    That being said you need to first debadge the vehicle and get these materials...

    The first can is adhesion promoter. It makes a chemical reaction with the plastic badges so that the paint will have an easier time sticking to the surface. I did 2 coats of that waiting about 2 minutes between the coats. (Basically just follow the instructions on the back on how to use it)

    The second can is Krylon Fusion paint for plastic. This can is black but it comes in tons of colors. I did about 3-4 coats of this. Waiting about 2 minutes between coats. (Basically just follow the instructions on the back on how to use it)

    The third is Goo-Gone which is what I talked about in the debadging section but you don't use it for painting.

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    The procedure for painting is...

    1. Remove badges and wash them. I just put them in a bucket of water with car wash in it.

    2. Spray adhesion promoter. (2-3 coats) Wait 5 minute before next step

    3. Spray paint the badges. (3-4 coats) Wait 15-20 minutes before touching and rebadging.
     
  2. Sep 13, 2008 at 1:37 PM
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    NumNutz

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    NOW RE-BADGING

    To rebadge you need...
    Windex
    towels
    double sided tape
    razor blade or knife to cut tape

    Procedure...

    1. Cut tape. I actually cut the tape in the shape of the letters. That might have been over kill. You could probably just cut strips. Leave back on tape.

    2. Windex the spot that you want to put the badge.

    3. Stick it on. I guess you could use a level or something but I just eyed it up and it turned out fine.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Sep 13, 2008 at 1:56 PM
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    TroutBum

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    Nice write-up! I'd like to do this with my badges.

    Mike
     
  4. Sep 13, 2008 at 2:04 PM
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    TacoCo

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    What about putting some masking tape on the truck around the decals before removing them, so you know where to stick them when you're done?
     
  5. Sep 13, 2008 at 2:05 PM
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    Great write up man!
     
  6. Sep 13, 2008 at 2:18 PM
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    NumNutz

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    You can do that. I actually took a picture before and looked at that. Both might work. The tape could come off with the goo-gone however.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2008 at 4:37 PM
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    Nice write up.... I will be doing this SOON
     
  8. Sep 14, 2008 at 12:00 PM
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    Very nice write-up. I just did my 08 silver d-cab today. Painted them speedway blue as I am going with a blue them with the silver. IMO I really like it and thats what matters on my truck!! haha. I will get some pics of it as soon as the wife gets back in town with the camera..
     
  9. Sep 14, 2008 at 12:08 PM
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    you just used double sided tape to stick it back on?
     
  10. Sep 14, 2008 at 12:15 PM
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    Yeah, I used 3m name plate tape, it worked excellent
     
  11. Sep 14, 2008 at 12:25 PM
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    nice write up!!! the adhesion promoter is some really good stuff. thats what i used when i painted my emblems, and the black duplicolor i used has stayed on really well.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2008 at 2:33 PM
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    Not to be greedy but I thought this might make a good sticky

    Just a thought
     
  13. Sep 14, 2008 at 3:20 PM
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    You already did, I can't give it again:D
     
  14. Sep 14, 2008 at 4:01 PM
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    What does this stuff look like?
     
  15. Sep 14, 2008 at 4:07 PM
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    :eek:That turned out awsome, Might have to consider that myself
     
  16. Sep 14, 2008 at 4:36 PM
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    NumNutz

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    Thanks. It's really easy. I am a whimp when it comes to moding. I am always afraid I am going to screw things up but if I didn't screw it up then it has to be easy.
     
  17. Sep 14, 2008 at 4:40 PM
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    HAHA, Ive screwed up many of time moding my taco, But thats part of being human, I am goin to have to give it a try.
     
  18. Sep 14, 2008 at 4:42 PM
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    This is the exact stuff. I got it at home depot...

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  19. Sep 15, 2008 at 8:05 AM
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    Will you be able to see the red behind it?
     
  20. Sep 15, 2008 at 8:28 AM
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    the red is just a plastic backing, and it peels off.
     
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