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DIY: Badge Removal/Painting/Installation

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by mgage10, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Oct 21, 2015 at 8:21 AM
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    chasten_beck11

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    I gotcha. thank you for the response. Great thread!
     
  2. Oct 23, 2015 at 6:04 AM
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    this is the best reason for using Plastic dip to black out your emblem - painting in place (without removal) The OEM installation is not disturbed - and you completely avoid all the effort to get the badge back on the vehicle exactly level and in the proper place... OEM badge installers use a thinner, more pliable, and argueably better product, with superior adhesive properties.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2016 at 7:08 PM
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    I did not read all 16 pages in this thread, so if I missed a similar post, excuse me.

    I am interested in removing the badges and replacing them with custom decals.

    Gloss black truck, matte black wheels and I would like to use matte black decals in place of the badges for a monochromatic/blackout look.

    Does anyone in these forums do custom decal work? If not, what is the best decal material to use? I can design my own and look for a local shop to cut them for me if I know the best material.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Apr 17, 2016 at 12:24 PM
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    Same as everybody else...
    It's a slow day today so I thought I'd try to debadge the rig. I started with the Prerunner emblem, it came off really easy (I used kite twine!) and the remaining adhesive came off pretty easily with a little Goo Gone. Afterwards I rinsed the Goo Gone off and applied some paste wax. My problem is that at certain angles the place where the badge was removed appears darker, especially at a distance.I have a SSM paint color, could it be that the original paint has faded? Any advice is appreciated, I stopped there but would like to debadge the rest of the truck.
     
  5. Apr 21, 2016 at 6:56 AM
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    Did the same thing for mine!! I love how they turned out... only problem with mine so far is I have had a rock chip the front Toyota emblem and I guess from the sun and washing my truck I noticed a chip off on the rear emblem. Black Sharpie did wonders for those issues haha.
     
  7. Jun 2, 2016 at 7:23 AM
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    I'm in the process of debadging my 2010, but not replacing them back on, just leaving off for a clean look right now.
    After wash, I used the clay, but I still can see the outline. Is this something I just need to wax/polish out? IMG_0937.jpgIMG_0938.jpg
     
  9. Aug 16, 2016 at 11:42 PM
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    Try Mcguires cleaner/wax. Has a real mild compound in it along with wax. Always worked out good for removing that kind of stuff for me. And it leaves the area waxed as well. 2 birds....


    Also. I like to put a little on and let it sit first and take it off. Kinda like an initial coat to help prevent scratches and let it saturate the stuff on the paint. Use a micro fiber or softer.
     
  10. Aug 17, 2016 at 6:35 AM
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    ^ what he said

    And just FYI: I do not have any residue or ridges between the paint on the edge of the former badge and what's underneath it but I still have a tiny bit of "ghost writing" with the "SR5" badges. You can only see it close up at the right angle in the right light. Otherwise it's invisible.

    And by ghost writing I mean the difference in paint shade/color under the badge vs the rest of the oxidized paint.

    What you have it adhesive residue leftover.
     
  11. Aug 21, 2016 at 11:21 AM
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    I don't know I tried plasti-dip on my truck. I got wax on them and the plasti-dip ended up coming off when trying to remove the wax. I'm in the process of painting them as this seems to be a more permanent solution. I would have done this in the first place but I was a little intimidated by the badge removal process. Looking back I wish o had done this originally.
     
  12. Aug 21, 2016 at 11:26 AM
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    Guys I would recommend a Honda motorcycle polish/cleaner it works great for removing residue. It comes in a rattle-can and runs about 6-7 bucks.

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  13. Nov 2, 2016 at 4:12 AM
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    I debadged then added the small 'toyota' to my skid board. Fit perfect

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  14. Mar 5, 2017 at 1:59 PM
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    how did these hold up over time? I've painted chrome plastic with plastic paint and it did not adhere well in the long run
     
  15. Apr 4, 2017 at 6:14 PM
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    Did mine, here's a few tips I discovered.

    1) Use synthetic fishing line like spiderwire, the braid made it super easy to "saw" through the factory adhesive when heated with a blow dryer.

    2) WD-40 & microfiber cloths were awesome for removing the residue & adhesive on the trucks finish. Then clay bar to finish

    3) NOTE, THIS NEXT ADVICE IS FOR THE BADGES ONLY AFTER THEY'VE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE TRUCK, DO NOT USE THIS ON YOUR TRUCK'S PAINT!!!!
    I found that some aresol paint stripper and scotch bright really made removing the adhesive from the back of the badge easy!

    4) I felt that even with using paint made for plastic adhesion I wanted to roughen the surface, but felt that sandpaper was only going to do 50% of the job since there were so many areas I would be unable to reach. So since I have a sand blast cabinet I threw them in there and lightly blasted the surface of the chrome to give the paint a nice place to grip. (Almost left them matte chrome, they looked pretty awesome!)

    5) I was jonesing to paint the badges at this point, but knew the grey adhesive was going to drive me nuts if I could see the edge of it between the flat black badge and my Blue Ribbon Metallic paint. So I decided to throttle back and force myself to apply the adhesive before painting. This also helped ensure I wouldn't scratch the paint while applying the adhesive. It made a huge difference in my opinion. The badges look like they are "one with the truck" now.

    6) while reapplying the badges, I found that there was a lot of flex in the badge, and if you simply slapped the badge on it may have an arc in the word. I didn't want a rainbow "Tacoma" on my truck, so I made sure I set the "T" down while keeping the rest of the badge slightly away from the truck. This allowed me to make slight on-the-fly adjustments to keep the line straight to my tape guide line as I set the rest of the badge. I did notice after having the badges off of the truck for a week and a half, they relaxed and had a bit of a bow to them and knew this was going to make reapplication harder.

    Hope this advice helps some of you along. I love the new look and am glad I took my time to go this route as I always thought of plastidip as a non-permanent finish.

    Greg
     
  16. Apr 27, 2017 at 6:31 PM
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  17. Apr 27, 2017 at 6:32 PM
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    Turtle wax Bug and tar remover. Work good for me.
     
  18. Apr 27, 2017 at 7:28 PM
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    Nice, plan on using the wheel thing others posted that is on Amazon too. Just not high on my priority list right now. How long/old is your truck before you removed the badges?
     
  19. Apr 29, 2017 at 4:06 PM
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  20. May 20, 2017 at 4:53 PM
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    Has anyone used the 3m brand Badge Tape? It is made specifically to reapply badges on bars without having to cut tiny pieces. You apply this tape to the back of the badge and then pull on it. The double-sided tape stays on the badge and the excess pulls right off. I used it on my Lamborghini badge after painting it black and it worked perfectly!

    https://www.amazon.com/3M-08069-Press-Place-Adhesive/dp/B000PEWDJW
     
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