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Debadging concern

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by MattM0, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Jun 22, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    MattM0

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    i recently bought an "07 dcab tacoma and i want to debadge and paint the badges black. But, i was wondering if the paint around the badges would be faded and when i took them off the paint that was under the badges would not be faded and it would still look like the badge was still there?
     
  2. Jun 22, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    Rucas

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    arent you putting them back on??
     
  3. Jun 22, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    No, the paint will be fine...especially since its an 07 :)
     
  4. Jun 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    rjclemen

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    I just debadged 2 weeks ago and when I took them off I couldn't tell a difference in the paint.
     
  5. Jun 22, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    jandrews

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    x2??
     
  6. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    i am putting them back on but not it same spots i think im going to put just one back on centered on the tailgate
     
  7. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    it jus occured to me that there is enough letters to spell "MATTS TACO" so i may even tryo to do that centered at the bottom of the tailgate
     
  8. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    I just debadged my SRP (dark red) after 12 years of very little paint maintenance. I live in Colorado where the sun is brutal in the summer and the winter roads do wonders on your paint.

    At first I had "ghost writing" from where the badges were removed, but after some goo gone, a good wash, clay bar, polish and wax... you can't even tell.

    With your '07 being a light silver (?) I guarantee you'd have no issues at all. You could probably get away with just a wash and quick detail and be 100% fine
     
  9. Jun 22, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    ok, sweet. thanks you guys
     
  10. Jun 23, 2010 at 7:16 AM
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    Gooch

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    You should be fine. Most paint fading occurs on upwards facing panels...none of which have badges on.

    Plus an 07 is pretty recent.
     
  11. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    I debadged my 08 a couple months ago that has never been parked in a garage, in So cal (always sunlight on it) and the paint was not any different color at all.
    You should be fine man
     
  12. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    MattM0

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    alrighty! thanks!
     
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