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Installing oem chrome tailgate letters

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by protaxidermist, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Jan 27, 2017 at 8:45 PM
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    protaxidermist

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    Hello
    I have some oem chrome tailgate letters I would like to install but I need some advice if I can get it from some of you fine folks. You only get one shot at it.
    The way they are packaged they are prespaced but you cant really see the edge of the letters are in the stamped out places in the tailgate sheet metal.
    I looked on you tube and I could find anything.
    thanks
    Steve
     
  2. Jan 27, 2017 at 9:56 PM
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    Where did you get your chrome tailgate letters? I like some letters but haven't decided between black vinyl or chrome. Thanks.
     
  3. Jan 27, 2017 at 10:01 PM
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    from your toyota dealer.
    I will get you the part number.
    These are not the cheap vinyl letters you see being sold
     
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  4. Jan 28, 2017 at 2:49 AM
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  6. Jan 28, 2017 at 8:54 AM
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    A forum member sells these for $20

    However, I like the application method for Amazon linked letters.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2017 at 9:11 AM
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    here are the install instructions from the link above:

    Installation is a breeze and take 2 minutes...literally. Modeled to fit into the debossed area of the new Tacoma tailgate. Choose from Chrome or Satin Black options. Installation is quick and easy. Typically takes less than a minute. Step 1 Use rubbing alcohol to clean the TACOMA lettering on the tailgate. Ensure all dust, dirt, and wax are removed from the debossed area. Step 2 Facing the Tacoma, turn it flat face down and remove the white paper carrier protecting the lettering adhesive. The letter will stay in place on the clear carrier. Step 3 Hold both ends of the clear backing and line up the C and O on the back of the tailgate. The rest of the letters will fall into place. Once secured to the tailgate, use a cloth rub the letters to secure them into place, do this several times to ensure years of enjoyment. Step 4 Pull off the clear backing and now Your Tacoma looks AWESOME!
     
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  8. Jan 28, 2017 at 9:18 AM
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    I like my red

    20161202_160407.jpg
     
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  9. Jan 28, 2017 at 10:59 AM
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    mine are not stickers, they are alittle less than an 1/8 inch thick,,, they stand out..
     
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  10. Jan 28, 2017 at 11:02 AM
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    What colors do they come in?
     
  11. Jan 28, 2017 at 11:07 AM
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    They are "Inserts" ... better than the vinyl decals.
     
  12. Jan 28, 2017 at 11:09 AM
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    Please share I would I like these as well.
     
  14. Jan 28, 2017 at 11:19 AM
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMERICAN-FL...OGO-TAILGATE-INSERTS-/361698262957?rmvSB=true

    This is true! I'm going withe the American Flag inserts this spring when the weather warms up.
     
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  15. Jan 29, 2017 at 8:49 PM
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    I like my tufskinz ones

    They are thick and embossed for a 3d look. I installed one letter at a time. I would never do all at once, definitely asking for trouble there

    IMG_3860.jpg
     
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  17. Jan 30, 2017 at 4:34 AM
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    nothing cool
    That's actually pretty cool looking
     
  18. Jan 30, 2017 at 7:46 AM
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    i have the same ones, haven't installed yet. that's nice looking.
     
  19. Jan 30, 2017 at 11:07 AM
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    tacky IMO. sorry guys
     
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  20. Jan 30, 2017 at 12:05 PM
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    Anyone have the part number for the piano black lettering from Toyota?
     
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