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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lentsnh, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Dec 4, 2008 at 5:34 AM
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    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    what should i do to blackout my badges? maybe this could be a sticky....directions
     
  2. Dec 4, 2008 at 5:41 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    Get sockmonkey badges that are black.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2008 at 5:59 AM
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    FlawedXJ

    FlawedXJ mall crawlin', web wheelin', concrete cowboy

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    do a search. I saw on here where someone painted their badges like a metallic grey.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2008 at 6:24 AM
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    good idea, plus they are flat for a smoooooth look. Sock is thumbs up in my book for the work he does.
     
  5. Dec 4, 2008 at 6:25 AM
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    that sounds pretty cool.. what about herculiner?
     
  6. Dec 4, 2008 at 6:29 AM
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    the tacoma badges pr are you talking about the TRD decals.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2008 at 6:30 AM
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    I think I'm confused here, Hurculiner the TRD decals on the bedside? Painting them while they are on the vehicle will be a nightmare. Getting them off the vehicle to paint them and then reinstalling them,....not going to work.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2008 at 7:04 AM
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    FlawedXJ

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    o. i was talking about the emblems. The shiny chrome things. not the decals.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2008 at 7:42 AM
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    i was too sorry for the confusion. yeah herculine the emblems.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2008 at 7:49 AM
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  11. Dec 4, 2008 at 2:07 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    I did it with Dupli-Color bed liner (rattle can). I think it turned out pretty good (had some left over from painting the bumper).

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    Sockmonkey Decal
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  12. Dec 4, 2008 at 2:09 PM
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    yeah that looks really good man, will black-out emblems show up good on a Indigo Blue color?
     
  13. Dec 4, 2008 at 2:10 PM
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    i did mine with some adhesion promoter and some duplicolor flat black paint. adhesion promoter is key for making the paint adhere really well.


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  14. Dec 4, 2008 at 2:22 PM
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    how do you get it back to its original spot? take a picture with it on and guess
     
  15. Dec 4, 2008 at 2:40 PM
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    Put masking tape on the body under or over them before you take them off (so that the edge of the tape markes the edge of the emblem).
     
  16. Dec 5, 2008 at 12:45 AM
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    Nice black badges :D. I'm going to remove mine then decide if I want them back on in black or to just order from Sock....so many choices :rolleyes:
     
  17. Dec 5, 2008 at 5:58 AM
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    If you are going to do it all in one day, or remove the old and add new. Take a grease pencil and add about 1/2" to the outside of the letters before removal. Remove the old, clean area, (leave grease pencil marks alone) and then install the new.
    Did this on a Tundra awhile back, worked for me.
    Also the grease pencil comes right off, I use it all the time to mark items except wood.
     
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