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Front Emblem Removal

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by silent rip, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Oct 13, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    silent rip

    silent rip [OP] Molon Labe

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    First of all, Hi. I'm new if you can't tell already. Just bought a 2010 Tacoma that's perfect and I can't say enough good things about her. The problem is I fell like I'm driving a rental because it just doesn't feel like mine yet. She's Pyrite Mica and I think she'll look good with black badges. So, I already searched about painting them and got a shit ton of really good information. But I want to start small with the front emblem and all the threads seemed to leave this one out. Particularly removing and reinstalling. So my question is two part:

    How do I remove it without scratching ANYthing, and should i put 3M tape on the back when I put it on because right now it's jiggles. Thanks guys!
     
  2. Oct 13, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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  3. Oct 13, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    The front grill emblem snaps on. You can make it more sturdy, by applying some 3m double sided tape to it.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    to remove: take your two index fingers and reach up (in the biggest openings) and you will feel two clips. pull down while pushing out towards you. It will fall with top falling first.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    where are you located? I can give you mine
     
  6. Oct 13, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    Wow, fast responses! Thanks guys. I live in Western WA.
     
  7. Oct 13, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    My old emblem is black... You can have mine. Just pay shipping:)
     
  8. Oct 13, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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    Let me think. Cuz I need the practice on my others anyways. Did you paint yours, or is it a black one? I've heard there are black ones from the factory but I asked my service/parts department and they said no. Is it flat or gloss?
     
  9. Oct 13, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    Yes I painted mine..


    lightly sanded and then spray painted it with a primer/paint...paint:)
     
  10. Oct 13, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    Thanks, but I got bored today and did it myself. I appreciate the offer.
     
  11. Jul 5, 2014 at 8:15 PM
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    The Boat Oar

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    Bump. I just bought a 2014 tacoma and want to paint the front emblem black. I tried this and could not feel any clips. Does anyone know how to remove a 2014 tacoma front emblem?
     
  12. Jul 5, 2014 at 8:25 PM
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    Same as the older models. They all just snap in.
     
  13. Jul 5, 2014 at 8:39 PM
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    The Boat Oar

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    Ok, I ended up popping the hood and could then unclip it pretty easily. It actually doesn't look half bad with no emblem. Still has the black outline. I'll probably plasti dip the emblem tomorrow and see how it looks.
     
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