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Debadged or black badges

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by MTFirefighter, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. Apr 5, 2014 at 4:52 PM
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    MTFirefighter

    MTFirefighter [OP] You lite 'em, we fight 'em

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    Black rims, TRD exhaust, Bull bar, Rigid industries D2 on bull bar, Interior lightbars (front & back), blacked out badges.
    Hey all
    So I have my 14 silver access cab Tacoma and can't decide between debadged or black badges. What's your opinion. What did you do? Pics are helpful for me too

    Thanks Ryan
     
  2. Apr 6, 2014 at 5:35 AM
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    Naholo808

    Naholo808 Well-Known Member

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    TINTS: 5% all around except windshield LIGHTING: FogLight Anytime (2006KJ) HID Headlights - 6000k Hi/Lo Beam HID Foglights - 5000k DTRLs - Triton 6k white/amber switchback (VLEDS) LED CREE Reverse Lights LED “cool white” Map Lights LED “cool white” Dome light LED “cool white” Parking Lights LED “cool white” License Plate INTERIOR: Wet Okoles - Black w/ Charcoal Piping. (Front and Back) Armrest / Center Console Cover (Blueinstinct) DOOR PULL HANDLE COVERS (Blueinstinct) Pillar Grab Handle Covers (Blueinstinct) Rear "OH SHIT" Grab handles (Blueinstinct) EXTERIOR: Black TRD grill emblem Plasti-dipped emblems Plasti-dipped front bottom insert Black OEM side steps Black OEM bedmat MATTE BLACK TRD w/ Hawaiian Islands BEDSIDE DECAL - (Cboy808) WHT KAHULUI Decal “Maui Built” (Maui Tropix) BLK Decepticon Decal - (Cboy808) BLK Mickey Mouse shaka Decal - (Cboy808) WHEELS: 17in TRD Sport rims P265/70R17 Black Gorilla Lug nuts
    Hey Ryan,

    For me, I plasti-dip my emblems just to see how things would look - It came out awesome and decided to leave it.

    Try do what i did: Dip them. If you don't like the look than you can just de-badge them.

    Here's some pictures -- enjoy!

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    Since I dipped my emblems, I decided to get some matte bedside stickers.
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    Finished:
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  3. Apr 6, 2014 at 10:40 AM
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    MTFirefighter

    MTFirefighter [OP] You lite 'em, we fight 'em

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    Black rims, TRD exhaust, Bull bar, Rigid industries D2 on bull bar, Interior lightbars (front & back), blacked out badges.
    Sweet looks good thanks man. If you don't mind me asking did you use just the plasti dip can you can pick up from the auto parts stores or something special and did you clear coat them after or do they hold up pretty good with out

    Thanks
     
  4. Apr 6, 2014 at 1:07 PM
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    Smashing

    Smashing Well-Known Member

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    I hate waxing around and in the gaps of the badges so mine are coming off once the weather gets nicer
     
  5. Apr 6, 2014 at 2:25 PM
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    Naholo808

    Naholo808 Well-Known Member

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    Vehicle:
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    TINTS: 5% all around except windshield LIGHTING: FogLight Anytime (2006KJ) HID Headlights - 6000k Hi/Lo Beam HID Foglights - 5000k DTRLs - Triton 6k white/amber switchback (VLEDS) LED CREE Reverse Lights LED “cool white” Map Lights LED “cool white” Dome light LED “cool white” Parking Lights LED “cool white” License Plate INTERIOR: Wet Okoles - Black w/ Charcoal Piping. (Front and Back) Armrest / Center Console Cover (Blueinstinct) DOOR PULL HANDLE COVERS (Blueinstinct) Pillar Grab Handle Covers (Blueinstinct) Rear "OH SHIT" Grab handles (Blueinstinct) EXTERIOR: Black TRD grill emblem Plasti-dipped emblems Plasti-dipped front bottom insert Black OEM side steps Black OEM bedmat MATTE BLACK TRD w/ Hawaiian Islands BEDSIDE DECAL - (Cboy808) WHT KAHULUI Decal “Maui Built” (Maui Tropix) BLK Decepticon Decal - (Cboy808) BLK Mickey Mouse shaka Decal - (Cboy808) WHEELS: 17in TRD Sport rims P265/70R17 Black Gorilla Lug nuts
    I bought a can from Home Depot for 8 bucks? No clear coat; just matte black.
    For durability, I sprayed 6-7 coats -- The more coats your spray the better.
     
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