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debadging question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tcboss, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Dec 28, 2006 at 7:22 PM
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    tcboss

    tcboss [OP] Well-Known Member

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    how would u suggest debadging a 07 tacoma?
    does it remove the paint if u take off the tacoma logo on the door sides?????:confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  2. Jan 28, 2007 at 2:39 PM
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    A2Mich

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    What to use? WD-40, dental floss, and a lot of care and patience.......
     
  3. Jan 28, 2007 at 3:49 PM
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    Also leaving it out in the sun on a hot day is helpfull. Can use a hair dryer carefully to warm up the adhesive too.
     
  4. Jan 28, 2007 at 7:12 PM
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    Ldytaco05

    Ldytaco05 it's all about me

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    Question: why would you like to remove the logo? and are you having plans of replacing it? just my curiosity...
     
  5. Jan 30, 2007 at 12:00 PM
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    Have you ever done this before? If you haven't it's not very hard, you just have to be patient and take your time. Actually, you will need some Goo Gone as well. The badges are simply stuck on with 3M automotive tape. The easiest way to do it is to heat up the emblem piece by piece with a hair dryer as spp mentioned, once the adhesive is warm and pliable, spray the entire area with WD40 (this will help break down the adhesive on the tape), using dental floss, gently slip the edge of the floss under the edge of the emblem and using a light sawing motion, the badge will eventually come off, though this may require repeated heating and WD40...be careful not to scratch the paint. Once the decal is off, you can use the Goo Gone to remove the remaining adhesive. Once you have it cleaned off, you will need to wash and wax the entire area where you were working. This can be done with a razor blade instead of floss, but there is a much greater risk of scratching the paint very badly.

    LdyTaco05.......Quite a few people debadge their vehicles, especially younger people with sports/sporty cars........some even put badges on their car from other car makes......like when you see a VW GTI or Toyota Corolla with a Honda/Acura "Type R" badge on the back..........maybe the new badge adds 50 horsepower? Other people debadge their vehicles for a nice clean look...or they're tired of trying to wax between the letters!
     
  6. Feb 4, 2007 at 7:52 PM
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    tacomax

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    i tried it with waxed floss but it breaks up... ?
    I used fishing line it worked better
     
  7. Feb 5, 2007 at 3:54 AM
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    007Tacoma

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    Huh, I paid for my Toyota emblems. My GTI cam with one debadged grill, and I searched to get a replacement. I guess I don't act my age... :rolleyes:
     
  8. Mar 9, 2007 at 9:29 PM
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    mugu07taco

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    Interesting. I like the clean look myself. Thinking about doing this. Thanks for advice. Fishing string, eh. Very nice.
     
  9. Mar 10, 2007 at 5:29 AM
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    coreyredken

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    I prefer the clean look myself.. Have never been fond of stickers on my vehicle. TRD or not.. don't want it!
     
  10. Feb 7, 2008 at 5:30 PM
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    erock

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    I figure they get enough of our money that I don't need to advertise for them any more than that. Clean baby!
     
  11. Feb 7, 2008 at 6:03 PM
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    Jesse

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    I personally like the chrome emblems on my truck but I removed the TRD stickers. Stickers will fade before the paint will. Emblems usually last longer than your paint.
     
  12. Feb 7, 2008 at 6:25 PM
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    puckhead

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    Nice look.....I took ALL the badges and stickers off my truck, and it's a fully loaded SR5 Ltd, chrome etc. It looks really clean and definitely easier to wax. Just take your time and be careful........all these ideas work.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2008 at 7:20 PM
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    I used 50lbs monofiliment fishing line and a 12 pack. I'm trying to get Hilux decal from over here to put on my Tacoma.
     
  14. Feb 7, 2008 at 11:32 PM
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    So fishing line for the chrome badges.

    BUT, what about the TRD decal? Whats best way to remove that?
     
  15. Feb 8, 2008 at 12:45 AM
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    TuRDTACO

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    i found that the fishing line worked the best for me too
     
  16. Feb 8, 2008 at 12:48 AM
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    TuRDTACO

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    heat gun (carefully, don't get it too hot!), peel it slowly while applying more heat and it will come off in one big piece, then use goo-gone to get off the rest of the adhesive. if you heat it up a good amount to where the decal peels off easily, generally it'll take most of the adhesive with it. just make sure you wash the area really well after you finish
     
  17. Feb 8, 2008 at 7:18 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    I debadged my truck a while ago. I took all the chrome off but left the TRD stickers. Its really easy. Just use a hairdryer for a few minutes on each emblem then slide some high test fishing line behind it slices right through. Then you just use Goo Gone or in my case Goof Off on a soft rag to get the rest of the sticky off. I will say that the two "Tacoma" badges on the side of the truck are the hardest and have MUCH more adhesive than the other badges. I didnt wax or buff the area afterward adn after a week you could no longer see the outline where the emblem use to be. Its a much cleaner look than having all that unsightly chrome all over your pretty truck (i hate chrome) its a real easy process and looks great afterwards
     
  18. Feb 8, 2008 at 9:03 AM
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    That's the second thing I took off after the dealer stickers. There's nothing more disgusting than seeing one of those big Dodge trucks where the driver actually added a huge "Dodge" sticker to their back window. Or the ones where the owners make it very clear who they'd like to "piss on". Hahah..bunch of rednecks.
     
  19. Feb 8, 2008 at 9:04 AM
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    007Tacoma

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    I am really thinking of doing this to my truck. I really like the way it looks.
     
  20. Feb 8, 2008 at 11:03 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    Go for it, i was hesitant at first but i love it
     
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