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How to remove 3rd tailgate letters?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mulishan909, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. Aug 19, 2019 at 10:15 PM
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    mulishan909

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    Anyone have tips on removing the 3rd gen tailgate letter stickers? It has an indent so not the same as the badges. Thanks In advance
     
  2. Aug 19, 2019 at 10:22 PM
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    G8R_Taco

    G8R_Taco Hobbs is “Out”. Fruit bowls all around

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    Heat gun and a plastic pry tool should work. Low and slow.
     
  3. Aug 20, 2019 at 7:22 AM
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    Replaced my chrome letters with matte black. As above, just used a heat gun and a plastic blade putty knife. I used acetone to remove the left over adhesive, but would recommend goo gone or WD-40 over the acetone.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    Where did you get the black?
     
  5. Aug 20, 2019 at 8:08 AM
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    FLA_Hoosier

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    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H2W22RT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    These things are metal, not plastic, and I was surprised how heavy they are. Don't worry about the pictures, all the letters are there. They just don't show them all in a single photo.
     
  6. Aug 20, 2019 at 8:10 AM
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    Dryfly24

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    Piece of fishing line and some heat. Takes about three seconds per letter.
     
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  7. Aug 20, 2019 at 8:21 AM
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    Thanks! Just ordered a set, should be here tomorrow.
     
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  8. Aug 20, 2019 at 8:39 AM
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    MaTaco_4x4

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    I wish I could flip the indented letters to say‘
    MATACO

    Like my door emblems.
     
  9. Aug 20, 2019 at 8:43 AM
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    You can. All it takes is a plasma cutter, a welder, some body filler, a dual action sander, some primer and paint, and BAM, you're there!
     
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  10. Aug 20, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    LSUfan1975

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    Sandblaster and dupli color!
     
  11. Aug 20, 2019 at 3:36 PM
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    And just a few more dollars for spray paint and sticky tape. And - your done.
     
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  12. Aug 21, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    Got my letters in today. VERY impressed with the quality!

    IMG_20190821_162342.jpg
     
  13. Aug 21, 2019 at 6:04 PM
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    I have the same ones but chrome. I was very surprised at the quality. The seven sparta ones are definitely the way to go.
     
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  14. Aug 21, 2019 at 8:48 PM
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    TacoTruck808

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    Anyone has the black ones on an MGM? I wonder if it would be too dark to really see them?
     
  15. Aug 22, 2019 at 12:22 AM
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    ericegonz

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    It’s very subtle but it looks great.

    5590C720-52EA-45CC-A04B-70D559E2679C.jpg

    Here’s a picture from my last trip to the Redwoods
     
  16. Aug 22, 2019 at 3:47 AM
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    Replace the tailgate...
     
  17. Aug 22, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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    :thumbsup:
     

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