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de-badging

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by cclax2145, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Aug 2, 2008 at 2:34 AM
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    cclax2145

    cclax2145 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if anyone new anything about de-badging the 1st gen. tacomas. I have an 02 pre-runner and ive been looking at forums for the past few days and cant find anything for the 1st gens. And wanted to know if it was any diffrent doing it for the 1st gens or if it was the same for both generations. Any feedback would be appreciated thanks.
     
  2. Aug 2, 2008 at 8:34 AM
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    tigerfan00

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    probably the same...just heat them up and run some fishing line behind them...theyre all held on with an adhesive tape
     
  3. Aug 2, 2008 at 8:44 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    yep........or let the truck sit in the sun for a couple of hours and they come realy easily.

    just debadged my truck completely yesterday!! no more sr5 crap on the back rear doors, no more on the tailgate, and my side toyota tacoma emblems.......im blacking them out now and gonna put them back on. then those will be the only emblems left on there.

    just a word of caution.........the sr5 and tail gate decals on the first gens are made of that rubbery type material, so if you take those off........they are conna chip off and you ont get those back on. as me how i know!!!:D
     
  4. Aug 2, 2008 at 10:11 AM
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    cclax2145

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    Thanks. I was actually thinking of doing the same thing as far as taking them off painting them and putting them back on. But did you say you cannot replace the tailgate and sr5 badges or if you can get them back on how do you do it?
     
  5. Aug 2, 2008 at 12:47 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    those break real easy. may be better to get new ones for the tailgate and sr5.......and then paint them.
     
  6. Aug 2, 2008 at 8:05 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    dont be a dumbass like me and try and handpaint them on the truck :eek:

    it doesnt work...i promise
     
  7. Aug 2, 2008 at 8:10 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    nah......i took them off and painted them, the side ones at least. the rest.....i trashed.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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    haha ive got my side emblems on my fridge right now :D

    and the tailgate ones are still on...and theyll stay there...doubt ill put the others back on
     
  9. Aug 2, 2008 at 8:25 PM
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    i debadged my truck friday, cleaned and painted the tacoma side emblems flat black.....they look friggin awesome too.....and when im done dealing with all thats going on now......im gonna put them back on. then i'll have pics to come. black wheels, black toolbox, black out emblems.....soon to come, black grille and clear corners with black outline!!
     
  10. Oct 14, 2008 at 2:40 AM
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    i tool all of mine off and replaced my SR5 logos with the nice chrome ones from an 07 sequoia and moved them to the front door above the body line

    I also nabbed the huge toyota T from the grill of the sequoia and replaced the tape. it now resides in the center of my tailgate :D

    they all look a lot nicer than the crappy foam ones toyota threw on out trucks
     
  11. Oct 30, 2008 at 6:05 PM
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    post a pic
     
  12. Oct 30, 2008 at 8:42 PM
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    here is mine...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Nov 3, 2008 at 6:21 AM
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    Use 50lb fish line & a hair dryer & everything will be fine. The side emblems seemed to come off easier then the tailgail emblems did. :cool:
     
  14. Nov 3, 2008 at 8:19 AM
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    Mine came off my tailgate pretty easily with plastic razor blade and a heat gun. They are on my toolbox now. Sprung for a new set when i painted my tailgate. I thought of debadging the whole truck...but my paint is slightly faded...defintely enough to notice.

    I like the black theme you guys have done.
     
  15. Jun 14, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    how do you take the emblem off the grill?
     
  16. Jun 14, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    open the hood, stick your hand behind there... is is held on with 3 small latches... it comes off pretty easy...
     
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    anybody wanna part with there old emblems? I need some for my tailgate.
     
  18. Jun 16, 2009 at 5:26 AM
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    i painted the one on my tailgate on the truck 3hrs of taping it out but it looks aight
     
  19. Jun 16, 2009 at 5:38 AM
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    Got a chrome 2nd gen tacoma badge from tailgate you can have.
     
  20. Jun 16, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    I did the fishing line, and it works well. I took the side door emblems off, and I think I want to get rid of the Toyota on the tail gate, but leave the Tacoma V6. :)

    The only PITA part about it, is cleaning the dirt and left over adhesive off. Took alot of elbow grease!
     
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