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Debadging ??? Please explain the reason

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by FLAJIM, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. bridaw

    bridaw The light was yellow, Sir.

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    Classic. Two 36 year olds calling themselves old guys. :rofl:

    I always remove stickers from my purchases. If I can't remove it I black it out. I don't care to advertise and I don't like the cluttered look. I really don't like chrome and it is much easier to clean with it all gone. All those letters and numbers can hold a lot of sand.
     
  2. phantomblackgto

    phantomblackgto Well-Known Member

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    Hell, I'm almost 50 and they didn't even stay on 24 hours. Clean look and so much easier to wash and wax. Maybe I'm just lazy.

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  3. oldstick

    oldstick Middle Age Member

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    Anyone remember the days when bumper stickers first became popular? Amusement parks and such would go around putting one on every car in the parking lot while you were inside. Hard as the dickens to get off too, you pretty much had to use some kind of chemical.

    Hey but a lot of folks liked them, sort of a fad back then to see who had visited the most places, I reckon.
     
  4. Spitz Stang

    Spitz Stang Well-Known Member

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    I look older than I actually am! :D

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  5. Deuxdiesel

    Deuxdiesel Well-Known Member

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    Day-um Phantom, that truck is sharp!
     
  6. evh5150

    evh5150 Well-Known Member

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    Mine are gone as well
     
  7. stowayman

    stowayman Well-Known Member

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    kept badging on beemer deleted badging from taco for seemingly no logical explanation :(
     
  8. cgs2k2

    cgs2k2 Ohio Member

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    nice beemer :D
     
  9. drubacca117

    drubacca117 Well-Known Member

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    You love that fucking Beemer... :D... I'd keep that badged too, haha!
     
  10. cgs2k2

    cgs2k2 Ohio Member

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    hahahahah he really does. it is nice though
     
  11. phantomblackgto

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    Thanks. Finally getting to enjoy it.
     
  12. fvtalon

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    Well said. For one thing I'm just kind of sick of writing and advertisements on damn near everything. The back of a lot of pickups look like novels. With a few accessories on it you might have "Lund, Pop n lock, Chevrolet Sierra HD 3500 4x4 Duramax Diesel Allison Transmission, Bob's Chevrolet - heartbeat of america (on a sticker and the plate frame) then the state, state slogan, and actual license plate number on the plate and don't forget '4x4' on both mudflaps. :eek:

    I can't get rid of the plate but every other logo is gone with the exception of the T on the grille, which will be gone when I do a satoshi. Resist being a corporate whore! :p

    The other thing is it just looks cleaner. I debadge all my vehicles, it's a clean simple look and the other thing I really like is it makes it a lot easier to wash and wax without badges and stickers in the way.

    As for the Bimmer you wouldn't debadge it because the badges are the reason you buy one in the first place. :p ;)
     
  13. nj636

    nj636 Hub Master General

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    for some reason the windshield banners have always made me laugh

    you should banner the beemer if you haven't already
     
  14. jmangone

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    Tint,debadged, anytime fog mod ,diff breather extention for now........
    I just got my taco a few days ago and i want to debadge it badly! what is the cleanest and best way to accomplish this? any help is great. i like the clean look as well so they gots to go.
     
  15. MonkeyChief

    MonkeyChief Mr. Magoo

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    I did it for gas mileage, aerodynamics you know...

    Nah, really, just like the look better, and yes it easier to wax without them.
     
  16. MikeyMT

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    Too bro-bra for my tastes...but whatever floats your boat.

    Why did you get the color truck you did...different strokes for different folks
     
  17. T Fades

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    All you need is a blow dryer (or heat gun), fishing line, and some goo gone (or wd40).

    Start by warming the emblem up with the blow dryer. Wave the dryer back and forth to slowly warm up the emblem. You will start to feel it get warm (doesn't need to be hot).

    Then use the fishing line to saw up and down (holding the line vertical) between the glue and emblem. Keep the line against the emblem, not the paint.

    Use your finger (skin not nail) to rub the majority of the glue off. Then, using a clean microfiber towel, use some googone to get rid of the rest of the glue. Wash then wax (if desired).

    Lastly, grab a cold brew from the fridge, and enjoy your labors.
     
  18. LUSETACO

    LUSETACO Central Scrutinizer

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    Yes. All but the beverage part. That should be the first step! :D
     
  19. jmangone

    jmangone Well-Known Member

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    Tint,debadged, anytime fog mod ,diff breather extention for now........
    thanks i hope to have it done this weekend and soon to post the beginning of the mods and what not.
     
  20. BlindingWhiteTac.

    BlindingWhiteTac. Well-Known Member

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    Easier to keep it clean. The neighbor down the street has a Taco with a miniature rain forest growing around his badges.
     
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