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How should i configure my badges?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tvbd56, May 14, 2010.

  1. May 14, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    tvbd56

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    I just de-badeged my tacoma and painted them black, i was wondering on how i should organize them. My truck is a 2005 tacoma Black Sand Pearl access cab

    I Have these badges:
    3 Tacoma
    1 small toyota
    1 prerunner
    1 sr5
    1 v6

    i know that i want to put the v6 on my grillcraft, but i want to hear other opinions on where i should put them. Thanks
     
  2. May 14, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    PreRunner

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    neatly place them in the trash and walk away.
     
  4. May 14, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    375taco

    375taco controlled pair?

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    If you do put them back on make sure you use good 2ply tape, also you should make sure you have all the chrome off the badges, i would sand blast them then powder coat them black maybe flat black, they might chip if you just paint them..... and just go simple, less is more. keep it simple. that is what would look sick
     
  5. May 14, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    Can you powder coat yourself? I always thought that required specialized equipment.
     
  6. May 14, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    yes you can doit yourself but if you havent done it before take it somewhere. it might cost 50-70 bucks to get them all powdercoated then they wont chip. look it up online just click powdercoating then you state and ask around shouldnt be much and you will be happy with the results
     
  7. May 14, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    I could be wrong on this, but I don't think one can powdercoat plastic.
     
  8. May 14, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    lookylookitzadam

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    no you cant powdercoat plastic.

    It needs to be metallic because the powercoating powders are positively charged leaving the gun so they need the surface to be negatively charged to adhere. Plus baking plastic at the powder temps is probably not so good.
     
  9. May 14, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    If you dont want your emblems ill take them. lol. Good luck on putting them back on.
     
  10. May 15, 2010 at 12:23 AM
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    375taco

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    i thought the emblems were metal....? and yes yuou need the negitive charge to have the powdercoat stick to the part you are spraying the powder on....and you cannot charge plastic. My bad. didnt know you could chrome plastic
     
  11. May 15, 2010 at 12:25 AM
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    Don't put them back on...
     
  12. May 15, 2010 at 12:33 AM
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    ya just leave them off less is more. keep it clean
     
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    You can powdercoat plastic. You can charge it (with positive, not negative, the gun used is negative charged, current flows from negative to positive). Surely you've ran a plastic comb though your hair and seen the static.

    But, not worth the time or money. Same with sandblasting, it could be done with an artist type airbrush sized gun, but not worth it.

    Sit on your butt watching TV with a badge and wet sand it with emory cloth. Hit it with adhesion promoter, then rattle can it black.

    Where to put them....your personal choice. I cut the "Toyota" off my side badges and just left the "Tacoma", put them back where they came from except centered where the whole badge was. Looks nice IMHO and other's opinion too. The rest I left off, every Tacoma in the past 10 years is a SR5 so who cares. The V6 pales to the Tundra's V8, so why advertise with a badge. The Toyota one, I dunno, I know it's a Toyota, if the person looking at your truck doesn't, they ain't worth worrying about.

    EDIT my 3000th post!
     
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