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DIY: Badge Removal/Painting/Installation

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

  1. Jul 8, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    2000yota

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    yea i was just worried about gettin back on straight
     
  2. Jul 8, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    Black-out Tail lights Painted Rims & Hood Scoop
    Defiantly Using this when i do mine :)
     
  3. Jul 8, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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    I was too buddy. Just tape a frame around the badge so you know where it goes. Granted you will most likely be driving around with tape for a day or two but it's worth it when you're done.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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    Sweet! :D
     
  5. Jul 8, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    Black-out Tail lights Painted Rims & Hood Scoop
    Indeed. Thank you very much :)
     
  6. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    see the toyota badge is not one piece its all seperate letters ill just tape a lot hahah:D
     
  7. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    I still thought that was one piece. Sorry man. A lot of thin tape is your best bet. A pain but you gotta do what you gotta do.
     
  8. Jul 8, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    i reckon so i appreciate it man ill post up pics when i get around to doin it
     
  9. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:42 PM
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    Can't wait to see how it turns out!
     
  10. Jul 13, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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  11. Jul 13, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    Good deal man :cool:
     
  12. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    Now if only there were an easy way to install badges that were removed long ago in their appropriate spots...
     
  13. Jul 21, 2010 at 10:16 PM
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    I could possibly figure out some measurements...check back in a couple of weeks and I'll see what kind of visual aids for such a scenario I can come up with :cool:
     
  14. Jul 22, 2010 at 4:34 AM
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    Mine were removed for a couple of weeks before I painted them and put them back on. I merely referenced a few pictures of stock Tacomas before going back out to apply two lines of tape.

    It doesn't have to be perfect. No one will notice if you're off by a 1/4" or so. Just lay down a horizontal strip of painters tape, and then a horizontal piece at the beginning to make a 90* angle. It's easy to get close to the original spot.
     
  15. Jul 25, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    I had to redo the painting on a friend's Tundra badges. It looked bad and I volunteered to try to fix it. Not wanting to mess up my thumbs again getting the tape off the back I used the polishing wheel from my Dremel to get it off.
    It can be done, just be careful. It gets hot quickly.
     
  16. Jul 25, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    That's a pretty good idea. Dremel RPM's would make me nervous on paint though
     
  17. Jul 25, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    I didn't use it on the paint. I used a 3M scuff pad on the paint. I just used the wheel to get the adhesive off the back.
     
  18. Jul 25, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    Aw I'm smellin what you're steppin in now :D Very cleaver idea I must say. My fingers were really sore after I got all the factory tape off.
     
  19. Jul 28, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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    excellent write up man! i've even referenced a few people to this thread. i ended up driving some with my tape too. got some weird looks, haha. but the only thing i did different was that i sanded the emblems a little to let the paint have some texture to hold on to and i recommend using a flat black if anyone does the toyota emblem in the grille.
     
  20. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    Awesome! Glad to hear it. I got some weird looks for the tape as well haha. Sanding wouldn't hurt one bit. If the Plastic Bonding paint does what it's supposed to do, there shouldn't be a problem either way. I personally painted my grille emblem white and I like it better than black but that's just me.
     
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