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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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