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How do you take this off??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Taco505, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    Taco505

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    ok so i hate seeing dealer badging on any car its like free advertisement for them and it bugs me. so does anyone know how to take it off with out messin up the paint????

    i took a picture incase you guys didnt understand what i was talkin about. but its the white "American Toyota"

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  2. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    Pic isn't working, but if it's an actual badge like the Tacoma and V6 SRG and what not on there, then just heat it up, and peel it off with fishing wire, or a putty knife, if it's vinyl lettering or whatever it is they use, just scratch it off...
     
  3. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    ya im pretty sure its that vinyl crap i wasn to just scratch it off just dont want to eff up the paint under.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    Ridingontrd

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    Use a hair dryer.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    just scratch it off then.. it doesn't mess up your paint.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    yea, my girl's mazda had that vinyl crap on the car that said "south motors mazda" and i just used my finger nail to peel it off, didnt mess up the paint at all...can never tell it was even there...
     
  7. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    +1 for fingernail method.
     
  8. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    +2 for the fingernail.

    No matter how you do it, just make sure you clean the area really good before you start.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    You can still heat it up if it's vinyl. May make it easier. That's what I've always done so I don't really have to scratch it off. Just lift part of it and pull. Unless of course it's not a one piece decal. Depending on how long it was on, you'll be able to still read the outline on the paint for awhile til it gets a good wash/wax over it.
     
  10. Dec 12, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    sirius satilite radio, more on the way when i get more money. oh ya removed the secondary filter
    yeah just use the fingernail method and some bug and tar remover to get rid of the adhesive. It wont hurt anything
     
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    I took mine off with a hair dryer and old wooden spatula that we didnt need anymore, sharpened the edge, and scraped away. The wood wont hurt the paint so you can go town with that badge!
     
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    hairdyer + dental floss + goo gone = WIN.
     
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    Use an old credit card or a plastic razor blade (yes, they make them just for this application). Vinegar to get off any left over adhesive.
     
  14. Dec 12, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    If you use any chemical to get the residue off (I have used goo gone, as several others have suggested) make sure you rise the area thoroughly when you are done.
     
  15. Dec 13, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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    haha alright awesome guys ill do the fingernail method just wanted to make sure i wasnt gonna mess up the paint. :D
     
  16. Dec 13, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    Please try the heat gun first, a fingernail can scratch your clear coat. WD 40 will take off any glue residue. I took my dealer sticker off with a heat gun with no problem, just don't torch it.

    Mike
     
  18. Dec 13, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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    HAIR DRYER not a heat gun.;)
     
  19. Dec 13, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    My heat gun worked fine, like I said don't torch it................I should say..."Warm it up".............Also my heat gun is mine, The hair dryer is my wife's, ................Don't let your wife find her hair dryer laying around out in the garage.

    Mike
     
  20. Dec 13, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    I agree. Then follow it up with WD-40 or Goo Gone to get rid of any remaining adhesive.
     
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