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Painting 4WD emblem on mud flaps; anybody do this?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by yota32, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Jun 27, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    yota32

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    The 4WD emblem on my mud flaps is fadding; I'd like to repaint them but how? Anybody do this?
     
  2. Jun 27, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    yarik83

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    2 ways.

    Painter's masking tape and then spray paint that works on rubber. Once paint is dry you will have to apply a few coats of clear coats.

    Or find a template with letters large enough to match letters on mud flaps. Ideally your template comes on a sheet so you peel away 4 then spray it white then clear coat then letter X then repeat and same thing with other 4.

    I would have to say that masking tape is a lot easier.
     
  3. Jun 27, 2010 at 8:04 AM
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    Just buy them off someone and sell your rears.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    Those flaps are expensive!
     
  5. Jun 27, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    yota32

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    Thanks bro...I'll give it a shot.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    i would take the mud flap off, get some tracing paper and trace the 4wd emblem. then get something spray paint proof and use your trace to cut out the 4wd emblem. then place your cut out over the mudflap and line up the cut out with the 4wd emblem and then spray paint white.
     
  7. Jun 28, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    There was a second gen on here that painted his blue cant remember his name maybe he'll post
     
  8. Jun 28, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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  9. Jun 28, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    Well said Keith stone, LOL badass avatar:D
     
  10. Jun 28, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    Just cut that shit off...the factory flaps are way too long anyway.
     
  11. Jun 28, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    littledvl was the one who color matched his. you might want to PM him to see what he did and how its holding up
     
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    Or paint them Black and get a Decal Cut and stick it on.
     
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    I heard people taking the 4X4 off w/ some solvent...maybe afterwards just add some decals?
     
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    If you want to repaint do the following.

    Find the correct size 4x4 logo and print/trace it on tracing paper. ( or remove the flap and trace as best you can. )

    Get some clear overhead projector type blank 8.5x11 sheets.
    Put your tracing paper on top of 1 of the clear projector sheets.
    Use a new Xacto blade to cut out the 4x4 logo following the trace and in turn cutting through the plastic. ( put something under so you dont cut your desktop or surface )
    You can also purchase a spray can of the 3M adhesive spray and spray it on the reverse of the clear plastic sheet. ( they have one that is designed to be able to stick to surfaces and be removed without hassle/residue).
    Stick it on to whatever surface you want the stencil on and blast it with spray paint.

    Might i suggest some paint that will adhere to rubber and flex a bit.

    Save the stencil and repaint as needed. clear coat seems like overkill on a flexible rubber mudflap.
     
  17. Jun 29, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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