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Need help with bent badges

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by UnloadedRex, May 9, 2022.

  1. May 9, 2022 at 6:44 PM
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    UnloadedRex

    UnloadedRex [OP] Tire and alignment guy

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    So I’m trying to put my badges back on my truck after taking them off a week ago. Before taking them off they had started bending/peeling away but they would still stick on to the truck, but now they will not stay stuck onto the door. I have a black overlay on them and I’m using the 3m automotive badging tape but they will not stay on. They are bent to the point where they will not keep contact with the panel so when I leave it to set it peels up and drops off the truck.
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    I have no idea what to do so any help is greatly appreciated.
     

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  2. May 9, 2022 at 6:48 PM
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    gotoman1969

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    Take them back off and get a blower dryer and on the high setting warm them up and bend them back take your time use something flat to measure your progress. Also get some commercial grade 3m.
     
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  3. May 9, 2022 at 6:48 PM
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    Rock Lobster

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    Toss em and replace em
     
  4. May 9, 2022 at 6:49 PM
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    AllTacosFloat

    AllTacosFloat The fun has begun

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    I'd start fresh. Take them off and put on a flat surface maybe in the sun or very low oven. When they cool they should stay flat. Then restock with new tape

    Or just take them all off for a clean look.
     
  5. May 9, 2022 at 6:49 PM
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    This too or go naked.
     
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  6. May 9, 2022 at 6:54 PM
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    I lived the naked life for a week, I prefer my badges. Could I get away with a heat gun or would that heat everything too fast?
     
  7. May 9, 2022 at 6:59 PM
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    Heat gun will work just don’t put right on top of them. Hold far enough away so they just get warm enough to relax back to flat. Then you can put like a book or something on them to keep them flat while they cool.
     
  8. May 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM
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    Rock Lobster

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    I'm just saying, some things are worth working with, and some things are better left to spend one's time elsewhere:

    Weekeight Not OVERLAY ! 3PC Fit FOR 2016-2018 MATTE Black Door Emblem Decal Badge Nameplate V6 (Not OVERLAY 3pcs) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B094Q6LVKX

    ;)
     
  9. May 9, 2022 at 7:16 PM
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    Well it appears I’ll be doing what you suggested. I accidentally applied too much heat and the overlay pulled up and away from the emblem. That’s a shame, these overlays were super expensive for what they are. I’ll go ahead and search eBay for some black 2nd gen badges.
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  10. May 9, 2022 at 7:21 PM
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    This seems like a pretty cool idea, but I can’t seem to find any for 2nd gens with the more rounded off letters, just the more geometric design of the 3rd gens.
     
  11. May 9, 2022 at 7:23 PM
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    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Ask here

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...r-free-stuff-not-the-other-one.423974/page-34

    And look here

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/free-stuff-being-given-away-pay-it-forward.30147/page-353
     
  12. May 9, 2022 at 7:46 PM
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    Thank you to everyone who tried to help me. I went ahead and decided to ditch the badges so I ordered a pack of mirrored American flag decals off of Amazon to cover up the empty space on my door that once held badges.

    For anyone who may find this post in the future there are other options for badges.

    These are a set of black badges off of eBay.

    These are decals that replace the badges, they are for a 3rd gen so the font is different from the 2nd gen badges.

    These are the decals I ordered.
     
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  13. May 10, 2022 at 8:50 AM
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    Delete them. Everyone knows it’s a Tacoma including you.
    don’t need to bastardize metal by gluing cheap tacky plastic onto it
     

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