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debadge?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 503TRD, Aug 19, 2010.

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Should I debadge my Tacoma?

Poll closed Sep 18, 2010.
  1. Yes

    55.4%
  2. No

    44.6%
  1. Aug 19, 2010 at 1:06 AM
    #1
    503TRD

    503TRD [OP] Trucker

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    nvm im not gonna
     
  2. Aug 19, 2010 at 1:13 AM
    #2
    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    I don't really like the debadged look, but it's your truck so do what you please. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Aug 19, 2010 at 1:15 AM
    #3
    sHiBby

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    BLACK EM OUT!!!! along with the door handles and the mirrors = )
     
  4. Aug 19, 2010 at 1:51 AM
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    Bz3r0

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    x2. I think blacked out badges look good on any Tacoma... Just my .02 ;)
     
  5. Aug 19, 2010 at 1:53 AM
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    duckdoctor

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    Smittybuilt bull bar, KC lights, window tint, aux reverse lights, camper top, Husky Liner floor mats, Sony Explode cd player, debadged
    my is currently debadged and i love it. no decals either
     
  6. Aug 19, 2010 at 1:59 AM
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    Capita

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    if you want it looking very plain then sure.
    I voted no
     
  7. Aug 19, 2010 at 2:22 AM
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    Jerez

    Jerez SoCal LED Dash Swap

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    ur choice bud...i had them on for a while n i took mine off about 3 months ago. it looks clean without them
     
  8. Aug 19, 2010 at 2:47 AM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    how would blacked out badges look on my black taco? i mean they are chrome now and look good but would they look better blacked? or debadged?
     
  9. Aug 19, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    Dark_Taco

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    remove the 'tacoma' off the doors and leave the rest. Take off the front mudflaps too if you haven't already. they will break and they leave a nice wear mark on the outside of the fender flare in a short about of time.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    I debadged mine but left the trd bed decals. I like it a lot better. Looks cleaner without them.
     
  11. Aug 19, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    cobia23

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    I took every badge off but the one on the grille, and all 4 flaps, I love the clean look it has
     
  12. Aug 19, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    militaco

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    Debadge IMO looks cleaner and also when polishing, its way easier
     
  13. Aug 19, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    fletch aka

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    Debadge and then sock it :thumbsup:
     
  14. Aug 19, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    ASH

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    I went fully de-badged for about 6 months then just recently decided to black out the badges and apply them to the tailgate.

    I think the side doors look fine de-badged but the tailgates look too plain without 'em.

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  15. Aug 19, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    Airun

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    I vote debadge
     
  16. Aug 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    08PRELB

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    I had mine blacked out for a while but they ended up chipping so i took them off and liked it better that way but its up to you
     
  17. Aug 20, 2010 at 3:22 AM
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    Iram

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    How do you actually take off or black out the badges?
     
  18. Aug 20, 2010 at 6:04 AM
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    Dark_Taco

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    fishing line ^
     
  19. Aug 20, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    rob_s

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    I'm planning on taking mine off. Hot as it's been probably won't even need the heat gun!

    That stupid-ass TRD sticker didn't last out the first day once I saw how easy they were to remove.
     
  20. Aug 20, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    JasonJump

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    I debadged mine after blacking them out/chipping.... ITs clean and also if you clean your truck a lot as I do, you don't get the annoying left over water running out of the badges after its dry, easier to clean and dry fo sho
     
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