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Easy debadge w/ guitar string

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by emacpgh, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Apr 28, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    emacpgh

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    debadged my truck today. i didn't have any fishing line and dental floss kept breaking, so i used a thin gague guitar string. cut through the tape (or whatever it is holding them on) like a hot knife through butter. it also left enough of the tape so that it peeled off easy. no need for adhesive remover. the truck is filthy but it looks great without the badges, cant wait til the rain stops so i can give it a good wash and wax.
     
  2. Apr 28, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    emacpgh

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  3. Apr 28, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    I would be worried about the guitar string scratching the paint if you weren't extremely careful. Don't have that problem with the fishing line.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Metal guitar string or nylon ?

    OZ
     
  5. Apr 28, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    jodiddly33

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    Nylon guitar string would be stronger than fishing line I think, but metal would have the potential to scratch the paint :(
     
  6. Apr 28, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    nylon guitar string is thick...don't think it'd work too well
     
  7. Apr 28, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    Good idea. I guess a G string is thin enough to be flexible, but is wound so that it would saw through well. I guess if you kept the tension pulling up against the back of the badge while you were doing it, you wouldn't hurt the paint.
     
  8. Apr 29, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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    Maybe a .009 E string , but seeing as you can scratch the clear coat with your fingernails ( behind driver's side door handle ) I think I'd be inclined to stick to fishing line myself .

    OZ
     
  9. Apr 29, 2010 at 12:58 AM
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    I just did mine about 3 hours ago with 30lb test fishing line. worked like a charm and I didn't have to worry about scratchin the mistress
     
  10. Apr 29, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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    I let mine sit in the sun on a hot summer day, peeled right off.
     
  11. Apr 29, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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  12. Apr 29, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    Hell I did mine with 8 pound line.
     
  13. Apr 29, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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