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Debadged the tailgate today

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by A.D., Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Jan 5, 2009 at 9:49 PM
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    A.D.

    A.D. [OP] Desert Riding Ninja

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    Man, that was a feat!! It wasn't that hard getting the badges off, but getting the sticky tape like stuff off, man did that suck, got blisters on the tips of a couple fingers now from rubbing that stuff off, oh well totally worth it, looks hella clean now, i'll take a shot of the gate after i wax it tomorrow and post it up so those of you thinkin about doing it can see.
     
  2. Jan 5, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    very nice. Congrats on the free mod. took me 3 hrs to debadge my truck in the middle of december about 3 years ago when it was about 14 degrees out. Be happy your in Cali.
     
  3. Jan 5, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com Staff Member

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    What Mods!
    Definately looks clean afterwards post some pics when your done.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2009 at 11:09 PM
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    CAdiveTaco

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    How did you remove the badges? My tailgate looks like a Toyota billboard with all the badges on it, this is something I would really like to do.
    Thanks
     
  5. Jan 5, 2009 at 11:15 PM
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    A.D.

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    its actually really easy, have someone hold a blowdryer to the badge, let it get hot, and slide a piece of floss behind the badge and basically use a sawing motion with the floss to cut the glue. When the badge pops off use some goo gone to remove the sticky stuff, and use some cleaner wax to clean up after yourself when the goop is gone. It takes about 15-20 mins, but looks so much better.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2009 at 11:34 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    Fishing line works too (I used 6 lb line). I used WD-40 and cleaned it up with Windex.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2009 at 11:42 PM
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    Casey05Taco

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    i love that your from socal and you used hella in this. :D
     
  8. Jan 6, 2009 at 12:37 AM
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    I use WD 40 for a litte soak, then a rubber, not plastic cooking spatula.

    Finished off with goo gone, then soap and water then wax.
     
  9. Jan 6, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    lol
     
  10. Jan 6, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    Maybe he was from norcal? im from socal and i use hella all the time..LOL
     
  11. Jan 6, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    I read somewhere on this site about using Goo Gone and let it soak in from the topside. It disolves the glue. I will try that after tomorrow and let you know.
     
  12. Jan 6, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    Thanks guys- I may try it this weekend. I'll take some before and after pics.
     
  13. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    dunno how good the shots are, its kinda late and i just got off work. But heres the smooth debadged gate.

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  14. Jan 6, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    Excellent job - truck looks sweet...
     
  15. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    I am originally from NorCal, about 14 years ago, lol. Hella is my thing, i always catch crap for it.
     
  16. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    looks great A.D.
     
  17. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    A.D.

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    Thanks man, kinda makes the pain from the blisters on the tips of my fingers from rubbing the glue off go away, lol.
     
  18. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    Looks great, nice and clean!
     
  19. Jan 6, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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    looks great bro!



    x2 on the fishing line. i did mine sunday and used 30 lb braided line :rolleyes: but it took it right off without a heat gun. peeled the glue off with my fingernail and used goo gone to get the residue off.
     
  20. Jan 6, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    Taco93

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    Looks good, however I'm curious to know why people love debadging their vehicles? I like the fact that my tailgate has the Toyota Tacoma badge as well as the V6 SR5 badges.... just curious?
     
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