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How To Plastic Dip The Badges?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Asta, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Feb 12, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    Asta

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    I was wondering how to plastic dip the badges while they are one the truck how does it not stick to the paint? (How is the best way to apply it?)
     
  2. Feb 12, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    tape off around the badge with newspaper

    spray

    dry

    spray again

    peel off tape

    toothpick around badge

    toothpick inside badge
     
  3. Feb 12, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    Thanks guys!
     
  4. Feb 15, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    howzit! for some reason plastidip did not work too well for my badges. tried it today and only the 2 doors and the grill logo worked SO-SO. the tailgate and SR5 badges failed, peeled off the badge when removing the excess. Applied 4 coats to all badges also. What could be the problem? HELP PLEASE.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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    When I did mine, I started with the SR5 badges. I ended up putting like 5 coats on. It was thick enough that it got between the badge and the body. I used a scalpel to go around the edges but I couldn't really get it to come out clean.

    When I did tailgate badges I used 3 coats. These were easier because the letters are larger so the scalpel worked great. Just be sure you make one continuous cut when you go around the letters.

    The door badges were the easiest for me. Again, I used 3 coats. There seems to be a larger gap between the door and the badge on these, so I didn't need a scalpel to go around the letters. I just started to peel it off and everything on the door of the truck came off, with the paint still on the letters. I had to use a toothpick to scrape out of the middle of the letters though.

    I hope this helps somewhat....
     
  6. Feb 16, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    Thanks man it helped a lot in hoping to do it this weekend
     
  7. Feb 16, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    I read on another thread that the reason the SR5 and tailgate badges are a little tougher is because they aren't as raised as the ones on the door so it blends more with the truck making it peel off "as one". I also think that me trying to do it in High 30 degree weather may have added a problem. Haha! I guess I'll just have to wait til it's warmer :(
     
  8. Feb 24, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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    Awesome video...
     
  10. Feb 25, 2012 at 3:34 PM
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    How durable is this stuff? And what type of prep does it require?
     
  11. Feb 25, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    How durable is this stuff? And what type of prep does it require?
     
  12. Feb 25, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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    That guy is a complete retard for not removing the grille before derping it.
     
  13. Feb 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    For prep, I used rubbing alcohol. Just used a q-tip for all the nooks and crannies and a non lint towel for the smooth surfaces. No need to remove the grill because you only prep the surfaces you want the plasti dip to stay and any over spray just peels off very easily. But really the trick is to give at least four good coats, other vise just like the guy said, you will be removing over spray little by little.

    And to remove the plasti dip from inside the letters or any tiny place, I used a wooden tooth pick.
     
  14. Feb 25, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    as far as durability, this guy has another video on youtube where he takes a power washer to his plasti dipped S4 rims and the grill and it had no affect.
     
  15. Feb 25, 2012 at 7:38 PM
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    Potentially getting over spray on your radiator seems like a very stupid risk. Removing the grille and spraying it off the car removes all risk from the equation.
     
  16. Feb 25, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    That's good to know.
     
  17. Feb 26, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    I'm sure to protect the radiator from over spray a piece of cardboard will be sufficient. That being said, I would most likely remove my grille :D
     
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