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DIY: Badge Removal/Painting/Installation

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

  1. Jul 31, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    FFjDs

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    Whats up guys? Nice write up on badge removal, will definatly be doing this soon. I will be getting a grillecraft mesh grill very soon and wasnt sure of the proper way to remove the chrome area from around the grille. i have a white taco and want everthing to be white except the grille. Any help info the same way you just explained the badge mod would be apreciated.. Painting instructions would help to. Thanks again
     
  2. Aug 11, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    FFjDs

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    whats up guys? i followed your write up exactly.. everything seemed to be fine, i let the plastic sparay paint dry about a day since its been raining here in FL.. I just went outside and applied the clear coat and within 10 min i went outside and the paint seems to be blotching and cracking.. did this happen to anyone?any ideas why it would happen? ill add pics in a few

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  3. Aug 11, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    Very cool info. Thank you.
     
  4. Aug 11, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    That's strange. I did mine a couple of months ago and applied the paint in 4 thin coats in 30 minute intervals. I then waited an hour and went back out and applied 3 coats of clear to finish it off. I waited 4 days before sticking them back on the truck.

    I can't think of why yours is cracking like that.:confused:
     
  5. Aug 11, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    yea idk either..well i went back out and stripped the paint off and redid it. The black paint looks fine.. I havent applied the clear coat yet.. kinda reluctant to do it bcuz it looks good without it. i guess ill try and go with a thinner coat and see what happens.. Any other info is appreciated.. thanks again
     
  6. Aug 11, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    The same thing happened to me when I was painting my headlights black. I just sanded it down more and made sure it was clean. I repainted it with no problems after that
     
  7. Aug 26, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    The back of most spray paint cans have a maximum level of humidity that they should be used in. The fact that it was raining and probably very humid might have something to do with it?
     
  8. Aug 26, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    huntark03

    huntark03 I'd rather be hunting!

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    I really like how my new black badges look but now I am wanting to paint everything that is already black on my truck to match my badges. Does anyone know if the krylon fusion sticks well to already painted metal?
     
  9. Aug 26, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    It should. You can always lightly scuff it up with a 3M scuff pad. The paint will fill in the micro scratches and it'll help stick better.
     
  10. Aug 26, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    I super dried mine with the blow dryer
    ( u know us youngins don't like to wait) and they are still good
    (not in this pic either)
     
  11. Aug 31, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    hey, i have a white truck also and i just powder coated my rims black so i want to do something about the badges, the chrome looks to stock for me. I like the idea of blacking them out to match the rims but i saw this and i like this badge

    http://www.amazon.com/TRD-Black-Chrome-Trunk-Emblem/dp/B0039N5C94

    so i was thinking about taking all emblems off and putting this on the back. It would be nice to find a black chrome "tacoma" emblem for the sides though"

    or should i buy 3 of these black chrome emblems and put one on the back and the other two where the "Tacoma" ones are? Any opinions?
     
  12. Sep 1, 2010 at 3:55 AM
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    Interesting! I would recommend starting a new thread about this idea though.
    Just my $0.02
     
  13. Sep 1, 2010 at 5:58 AM
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    I bought a chrome one off eBay for like 3 bucks. I am cutting the flag part off and painting it black.
     
  14. Sep 20, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    Thanks for the write up. Working on it now.
     
  15. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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    You bet. Post some pics when you're done if you are so inclined.
     
  16. Oct 8, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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    How would black badges look on a dark green truck?
     
  17. Oct 9, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    You could go to the "photography" forum and ask this in the "photoshop" thread.
     
  18. Oct 9, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    good idea
     
  19. Nov 3, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    I want do this mod bad, but im afraid of the 3m tape. Is there another way of putting it back on? (like the factory glue?)
     
  20. Nov 7, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    Don't be scare of the 3M tape. It is great stuff. I bought mine at an auto body supply store. I'm not familiar with any glues personally. Might be worth looking into.
     
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