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Ok. I finally did it........

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by chris4x4, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Sep 1, 2008 at 12:48 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    After seeing how nice a "clean" looking Tacoma is, I finally de-badged my truck. I figuered Id try a few different ways to do it. First, I was going to use fishing line as the tool to remove the emblems from the body. I tried removeing the emblems when "cold", 78* this morning. As others have stated, the emblems should be warm to remove. After I removed one cold, I realized this, as it was a B*TCH to remove. Also, fishing line will break pretty easily, so I needed a "Lubricant" to assist its cutting thru the adhesive. I pulled my truck into the sun light, and in 30 min. the trucks body temp. was at 105*. SO, I got started again. I liberally sprayed some System One Wav on the emblem I was removeing, and the fishing line started cutting right thru. I re-sprayed about every letter or so. After the Emblem was separated from the truck, Body Temp now 110*, I used the spray wax and an old rag to slowly wipe off the adhesive residue. I worked it in a rolling motion, and it came right off. Did this to the remaining emblems until they were all off. After I was finished, a quick wax revealed no "Shadows" from the emblems, and the end result looks great! Im really happy and Im not sure why I waited so long. FWIW, I used 10 feet of cheap fishing line. Also, WD-40 did nothing to remove the residue. :confused:
    Battery is dead on the camera, so I'll get some pics latter! To all who have done this, Thanks for your pics and insight! All you trucks look sweet, and were the motivation for me to do this! :D
     
  2. Sep 1, 2008 at 12:50 PM
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    Brunes

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    Welcome to the club- Can't wait to see the pics!!
     
  3. Sep 1, 2008 at 12:51 PM
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    eordonez

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    Thats no excuse!!!! :mad: :p

    :worthless::worthless:

    :D looking forward for the pictures chris
     
  4. Sep 1, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Ok, Here they are:
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  5. Sep 1, 2008 at 4:56 PM
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    eordonez

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    Awesome job Chris, that truck looks very clean!
     
  6. Sep 1, 2008 at 5:05 PM
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    silver07taco

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    Wow very clean look, might have to consider that myself
     
  7. Sep 1, 2008 at 5:13 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Thanks, you guys! :)
     
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    Ahhh Yes,The simple things...Even though it's silver.lol, It does look good.:D Welcome to the club. :cool:
     
  9. Sep 1, 2008 at 5:16 PM
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    Khaos

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    I liked it better with the badges, but thats just my style.

    Which toolbox is that and how much $$?
     
  10. Sep 1, 2008 at 5:20 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Yeah. Im not sure what I think about it. I mean, I like it, but I thought it was fine before too. Main reason I did it was because so much dirt and shit gets stuck in them and to make it nice and clean meant getting a tooth brush and cleaning the gunk out of the badges. This makes cleaning it MUCH more easy.

    It a Husky Low Profile tool box from Home Depot. $249.99 and on sale for $199.99. They go on sale often.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2008 at 5:45 PM
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    tacomaman06

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

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    great job,Chris!!!! clean looking!!! if you do decide to put the emblems back on.....black them babies out.....that'll look killer bro!!!
     
  12. Sep 1, 2008 at 6:01 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Thanks Will! Not sure what Im gonna do with the emblems. I thought about painting them black, but I already have enough crap in my shed. And, I took them of cause they collect a bunch of crap. :)
     
  13. Sep 1, 2008 at 6:08 PM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    I like the write up on the how to and agree the badges catch all kinds of dirt & junk. Your truck looks super clean, I miss how silver just looks good all the time, with or without the badges. Nice work & pics!
     
  14. Sep 1, 2008 at 6:11 PM
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    09silvertaco

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    looks great! thats one of the next quick fix mods on my list too.
     
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