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debadged..now how do i get this crap off?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by trd7, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Oct 12, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    trd7

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    I have used goo gone and got almost all the sticky adhesive off, but there is still an outline where the badge used to be. I think my truck was repainted and they just left them on there but I don't know. any suggestions?
     
  2. Oct 12, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    lots of goo gone and elbow grease. Then wash and then use a clay bar. goo gone worked on 95% of the gunk when I did my truck a few months ago.
     
  3. Oct 12, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    Agreed. LOTS OF GOO-GONE and ELBOW grease.

    I also took it a step further and used some Rubbing compound and a buffer to get it off. It's going to be a pain in the ass so heads up.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    TanSR5x4

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    i too was wondering this cuz im thinkin of debadging my tailgate. and idk if yours was repainted but if they have been on since 95 the paint underneath is gonna look different

    i used WD40 and goo gone for the tacoma label up front but you can still see it. maybe some kinda of rubbing compound and maybe wet sanding? i would wait to see more replies tho lol good luck
     
  5. Oct 12, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    yeah thanks guys and girl lol for all the replies.

    I am actually putting 2nd gen badges on my truck. I would like to put them above the lower body line, but it looks like im going to be putting them where the originals were because my paint has faded.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    To help the process go a little faster, keep the adhesive/gunk heated up a bit - i kept running over the area with a hair dryer every once in a while, not to super heat the surface but just until the paint felt warm to the touch. seemed to keep it more pliable and easier to get off.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    I don't think a body shop would tape off your badges that well so I'm sure it's not paint. You can soften it with a heat gun or hair dryer if it's adhesive. I just De-badged
    my truck and I had to use a heat gun to get everything off after it was all off you could still see an outline of the badges because of polishing and whatnot. So I took my high speed buffer to it with a wool pad set to 1400rpm with a light polishing compound. After that i switched to a foam pad with a finer grit set to 1000rpm. Finished it off with a wax and it looks awesome.

    With the older trucks your going to have an outline so after you get all the crap off buff it out or take it to a detail shop and have them to it.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    I will try the hair dryer, thanks.

    Yeah taking it to a detail shop would be the best way to go probably but I dont feel like spending that time and money lol
     
  9. Oct 12, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    Just go in there and talk to the guys I'm sure if you tell them to buff out and polish the spots where the badges use to be and you will wax the truck it shouldn't be more then $20 bucks maybe less depending how much they need the money.
     
  10. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    I used M.E.K. thinner (found at lowes) to take the gunk off. It worked good with just 3 wipes everything was gone. If you have a power drill you can use a polishing ball with some rubbing compound to make the outline disappear
     
  11. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    i used some 3m adhesive remover, worked real good. After there was still an 'imprint' there but after a car wash or two it should be gone. Cant see it no more.
     
  12. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    I debadged mine after 12 years, have a dark color body too.

    I'll reiterate. Lots of goo gone, elbow grease and a serious waxing detail.

    It's a PITA but well worth it when it's done.

    And trust me, it will come off. Don't give up.
     
  13. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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  14. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    haha is that what you used?
     
  15. Oct 12, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    I said screw it and put it there lol
     
  16. Oct 12, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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    i used bug and tar remover to get my glue off. my truck was new though so i didnt have to rub real hard onmost spots but a few were stubborn
     
  17. Oct 12, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    no joke this stuff works but make sure it's NON CHLORINATED and wash/wax it after u remove it.

    Try it in a small area first

    some people use wd40 as a remover too. but brakleen did the job for epoxy removal based work i did when i removed my window shades that stick to the outside trim.
     
  18. Oct 12, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    NOOOOOOO :eek:
    That shit removes everything... including paint
     
  19. Oct 12, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    Dude, wet sand it with 1500-2000 grit sand paper, cut and buff it, then wax it. It takes a while but MAN IS IT WORTH IT! I did it when I debadged and it worked very very well.
     
  20. Oct 12, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    hasn't for me used it on my bros 96 240sx red paint
    my '10 sienna SW
    and my 06' taco SW
    my friends 10' MGM taco to debagged

    I wouldn't post fukked up shit if i didn't try and believed it. if you use the CHLORINATED version it will completely strip your shit. you are right....hence, NON CHLORINATED

    I ain't no expert but he asked.
     
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