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debadging issues

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bs 02 Taco, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Oct 13, 2008 at 1:57 PM
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    Bs 02 Taco

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    I just debadged the sides and part of the back of my truck.
    I used a hair dryer, fishing line, my fingers to get the glue off, some goo gone for the rest, then mothers wax.
    My truck is black and I can still see the outline of the emblems after all that.
    Any advice how to get it back to the solid black color with no remnants?
     
  2. Oct 13, 2008 at 1:59 PM
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    Casey05Taco

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    im not 100% sure but i think some people also used windex...
     
  3. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:00 PM
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    MsTRD

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    you might not be able to. i used an eraser wheel on my truck multiple times and if you look closely you can still some of the outlines on my tailgate. same thing happened with my boyfriends and my sisters truck.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:01 PM
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    tacoskim

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    its gonna be hard to get rid of them. maybe take a clay bar to it and wax it really goood. since u got an 02 might take awhile to blend it in well
     
  5. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:02 PM
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    longbow

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    You may want to try a scratch/swirl remover. I know on mine, I debaged after 3 years of them being on. Had the shadow, but using 1Grand it removed it completely.
    Just did a blue ride with the same issues, and it worked with a charm.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:14 PM
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    Bs 02 Taco

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    Thanks a lot guys for all your suggestions.
    I kept the badges so I guess I could judt paint them black and put them back on :(

    Oh and I left the TOYOTA and TACO on the tailgate, is that too much?
     
  7. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:17 PM
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    its whatever you like. i personally like the clean look but i'm sure that looks good to. i like almost anything on a truck that is unique
     
  8. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:18 PM
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    Swwacoma

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    Ah, good ol' phantom emblems. Being an 02 you may be stuck with them until the paint can fade and match. Like suggested above though, just hit it with everything you can think of thats not overly abrasive.
     
  9. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:26 PM
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    Bs 02 Taco

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    well now I have tried goo gone, mcguiars scratch and swirl remover, and wax...
    If anyone has any other suggestions I am more than willing to try :)
    I guess I could remove all the paint down to the sheet metal... That would be unique
     
  10. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:29 PM
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    MsTRD

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    is it really that noticeable? do you have pictures?
     
  11. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:37 PM
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    I dont think I could take a pic, getting the right light would be very difficult.
    In the dark it looks great :)
    Its just when the light hits it just right...
     
  12. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:41 PM
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    well then it doesn't sound too noticeable, i wouldn't worry about it unless its really bugging you that much. i think no badges always looks better even if you can see a little outline.
     
  13. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:44 PM
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    Thanks for the kind words, I could always think of it like a scratch...
    It might just take some time to get used to
     
  14. Oct 15, 2008 at 1:14 AM
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    Choco Taco

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    It should seriously just buff out......if you have access to a buffer (not a $20 walmart one either)
     
  15. Oct 15, 2008 at 6:36 AM
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    When i de-badge my wifes truck i did it the day we got it so you couldnt see anything , but its also a white truck.. Now when i did my X-Runner i took off the toyota tacoma off a week after i got it and couldnt see it. 3 years later i took off the X-Runner and tried everything i could think of and it was still there so i got me a carbon fiber badge to cover it up

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  16. Oct 15, 2008 at 8:49 AM
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    Thats pretty sick man, great idea!
     
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