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Naked tail...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CAdiveTaco, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Jan 19, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    CAdiveTaco

    CAdiveTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tail gate that is (made you look), I finally got around to taking the badges of the tail gate of the dive taco.
    1st thing I did was wash the tail gate, I was worried abut getting dirt caught between the emblem and the paint while cutting thru it with the fishing line.
    Here are the materials I used.
    Heat gun, 15 lbs fishing line, 2 peices of 1/2" pvc pipe, new plastic putty knife, WD40, Goo Gone, I replaced the paper towels with a soft cotton wash cloth.
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    Here is the before shot after washing.
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    My first victim.
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    Using the low setting on the heat gun I slowly heated the emblem until it was warm to the touch. Using the pvc pipe as handles with the fishing line I flossed behind the emblem with a sawing motion moving from right to left until the emblem popped off. Here you can still see some of the double sided tape.
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    Here is the same spot after a good wiping with WD40 and a final wipe with Goo Gone.
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    Same process on the passenger side. The fishing line did break a couple of times but it worked well.
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    After
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    Final wipe down and wash.
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    I never did use the putty knife, I found the fishing line slid in right behind the emblem no problem. Also two fingers are a little raw from rolling the tape boogers off.
    This took maybe 30 minutes at most and it makes a huge difference.

    Ask Kody, he likes it! :D
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  2. Jan 19, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    Westdog976

    Westdog976 Well-Known Member

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    much cleaner!!
     
  3. Jan 19, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    Okkine

    Okkine Well-Known Member

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    Haha, cute kid. Nice Job.... on the kid and the tailgate.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2009 at 9:54 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    i actually did mine today! but i took the ones of the doors too. I used floss and a blow dryer. oh ya and no gloves! lol. it did suck but i managed. I took about 45 minutes and did a nice job. i will post pictures soon. i reccomend it for anyone thinking about it.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2009 at 9:57 PM
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    dunkhi

    dunkhi CSULB socal

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    looks great!
     
  6. Jan 20, 2009 at 3:57 AM
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    Lentsnh

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    It looks good man, thanks for the pictures. I need to do mine soon just dont have the time. Is that a Mini Cooper S i see???
     
  7. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:08 AM
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    TacticalBacon13

    TacticalBacon13 Sorry for party rockin'

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  8. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:16 AM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Looks good & nice write up. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:20 AM
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    Burns

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    Truck looks alot better debadged.
     
  10. Jan 20, 2009 at 9:17 AM
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    CAdiveTaco

    CAdiveTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bed Extender, Bed matt, G4 Fold-a-cover, debadged, locked spare, taigate hoe clamp mod, TW stick

    Yes, 2006 Mini Cooper S with JCW package. Actually my wifes car :mad:, go figure. That car is a blast to drive!
     
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