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how to remove emblems?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NiceGuyEddie, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Jan 2, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    NiceGuyEddie

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    i saw the dental floss thing on TV, but what is the best product on the market to remove the foam tape/glue?
     
  2. Jan 2, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    neontrail

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    fishing line

    heat (blow-dryer)

    goo-gone (be careful) wax after


    *when I removed mine, most of the "glue" stayed on the emblem :eek:
     
  3. Jan 2, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    HondaGM

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  4. Jan 2, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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    jward2331

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    I used Mineral Spirits, a buddy who does pin striping on cars/bikes has used it for years and I always keep a can around the house. I then used rubbing compound then waxed the area. Looks great!
    Good luck
     
  5. Jan 2, 2010 at 11:12 AM
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    NiceGuyEddie

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    neontail, hi, why do you need to be careful with the Goo Gone? i do have some.

    do you mean be careful with your clothes, hands, truck, or ???
     
  6. Jan 2, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    SkyHighTacoma

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    I think he means to wax after because it will take some off? I didnt wax after and no problems. But to be on the safe side it wont hurt to do so. :cool:
     
  7. Jan 2, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    X1
     
  8. Jan 2, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    mostly just use common sense....don't let the stuff just run all over the side of the truck and leave it there to eat paint for lunch.
     
  9. Jan 2, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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    Take your TIME!
     
  10. Jan 2, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    Chester

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    I picked off the big chunks and then used Bug and Tar remover which does not strip wax and works great and you dont have the stress of the goo gone becoming paint gone!
     
  11. Jan 2, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    If u get the emblem off and there are still big chunks of glue on the truck just take your finger and rub the glue and it will all roll up and than u can pull it off. Once u get all the big stuff take some goo gone or whatever u choose and go to town. Just wash and wax the area after.
     
  12. Jan 2, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    NiceGuyEddie

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    WOW the 99% of the gooey tape easily came off with my fingernails.

    i used the bug and tar remover and the rest came off effortlessly.

    time to go return my 3M tape remover.
     
  13. Jan 2, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    Access larado tonneau, magnaflow exhaust
    lol yeah pretty easy huh?
     
  14. Jan 2, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    Sweet! good to hear.
     
  15. Jan 2, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    I like the new nickname. You're neontail from now on...
     
  16. Jan 2, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    WD40 works great at removing leftover adhesive.
     
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