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info on debadging

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by ozmon420, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. ozmon420

    ozmon420 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    what is the safest way of debadging my taco w/out scratching up my paint job?
     
  2. beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    use dental floss and then go over the rough areas with some wax or some finisher
     
  3. Swwacoma

    Swwacoma Doomsday Squad

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    I've used fishing line before, works the same as dental floss. I wouldn't advise debadging though if you've had the truck for some time as you may run into discoloration of the paint and end up with "phantom badges."
     
  4. 05PreRunner

    05PreRunner "Living life in the FAST lane..."

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    <-(714)-> SO-CAL
    TRD intake, JBA "shorty" headers, URD y-pipe
    Use fishing line, peel off residue/glue with your fingernail, clean up any remaining glue/residue with Goo-Gone.
    Goo-Gone:
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  5. ozmon420

    ozmon420 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thanx 4 the info will try that this weekend and install drl
     
  6. Swwacoma

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    I'd consider waxing after using goo gone, too. I used it on my old Toyota and forgot to wax and it seemed as if I could always see it streaking a bit from that point on.
     
  7. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

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    yep....always a good idea to wax after using goo gone or any adhesive remover for that matter. good call!!:)
     
  8. roxspin72

    roxspin72 Enjoying my addiction

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    LOL, when I showed up to the NC Meet, you could see where my decals were... Debadging is a sinch, a good detailed wax is whats makes the diff..

    Get Er Done...:eek:
     
  9. ERdept

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    Debadge early so paint doens't fade and the paint under the badge becomes darker and more prominent.

    I use 6 lb test line and Goo Gone spray. I pre-spray and let it sit to soften. Also, I do it on a warm day when adhesive is softer.

    I have also inserted a wooden ruler to pry up and edge.

    Immediately wash off all goo gone and wax vehicle. Sit back and relax and enjoy.

    Mine came out perfect.
     
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    roxspin72 Enjoying my addiction

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    She is sure Perty Now...
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    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

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    gonna look good with some more carolina pinstriping gain too!!!:D
     
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    I used fishing line and Goo Gone.
     
  13. jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    u can buy a sticker adhiesive remover from the local auto store that works great on the trd sticker adhiesives and the other emblems as well
     
  14. Brunes

    Brunes abides. Thor

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    Yeah They said it already.
    I will add-Just take your time...Rush at all you risk diggin a finger nail into paint
     
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    Used a hair drier. Take your time. :cool:
     
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    Once it's all debadged and the rear quarter decals are removed, the truck stands out because it is cleaner looking.

    You know something is different with a debadged truck, and sometimes you can't put your finger on it, looking for more obvious mods.

    The main benefit for me is having a uniterrupted/continious sheet of clean metal to was and wash. Just shows better once polished and waxed.

    Everyone knows what the truck is, a Tacoma, so, no need to advertise for them. Indeed they should pay you to spread their name, by having the decals and badges on.

    I removed everything from the V6, to the Toyota, Tacoma and even the TRD decals.
     
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