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Debadge or Plasti-dip?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by 2013TXEDITION, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Jun 28, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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    2013TXEDITION

    2013TXEDITION [OP] Active Member

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    I have a 2013 Texas Edition/Prerunner/Sr5...it has a few extra badges (circle with star on each door and tailgate). I am debating on whether I should debadge or plasti-dip 'em...

    Any thoughts? I haven't seen any pics of the circle with the star plasti-dipped...has anybody done it?

    One more thing...I saw a few posts that said if you wait too long to debadge, the paint gets etched or is darker under the badges...any feedback on that too would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance-
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  2. Jun 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    I left my badges on for 2 years and just removed them, I washed and waxed and you can't even tell they were there. As for plastidipping the circle Texas badges I say try it if you don't like it just peel it off :)
     
  3. Jun 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM
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    T Fades

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    It is all personal preference, but I prefer de-badged.

    As far as shadowing if you wait too long, you will be ok if you debadge now. I waited about 6 months before I debadged, and had no shadowing.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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    T Fades

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    If you do remove the badges, clean the area really well after, then wax the area to protect.
     
  5. Jun 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    2013TXEDITION

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    Thanks guys. Here is another idea I had...debadging everywhere then putting just the circle with the star back on above/near the rear door handle (like on the TX Edition Tundras) and centering Tacoma on the tailgate with the circle and star either above or below it.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    HawaiiTRD

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    Since plasti-dip is so cheap you could just try it out and if you don't like it then debadge. I prefer debadging, which is what I did. Did mines a year after purchase and there's no marks. I think the shadowing that gets left behind probably takes a few years before really becoming a problem :notsure:
     
  7. Jun 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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    T Fades

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    Just my opinion, but I don't like when badges are centered on the tailgate. To me, either leave them and dip, or remove.
     
  8. Jun 28, 2013 at 7:24 PM
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    cheeseit

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    Only some colours get the shadowing red is bad for it. I really don't like how centered emblems look personally
     
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