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Painting Emblems

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dorkknight, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. Dec 20, 2017 at 3:42 PM
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    dorkknight

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    Some of my emblems like the one in the picture are flaking. Anyone know the best way to help the rest of the chrome plating come off? I want to black out my emblems but don’t want them to look like :poking:. Thanks in advance.

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  2. Dec 20, 2017 at 4:33 PM
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    Depending on what you're coating them with you probably don't need to strip them.

    I plastidipped mine in 2014 or so and they held up ok given the amount of effort invested. They are chalky and faded after plenty of Texas and Colorado sun, though.
     
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  3. Dec 20, 2017 at 4:44 PM
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    I thought about plasti dip. I’ve done that on another car before. I just don’t want to see uneven lines in the finished product. I’ll probably end up using the same paint I used in my fender flares.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2017 at 4:49 PM
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    I pulled mine off and sanded them a little bit. Painted them flat black, clear coat and stuck them back on. Some where on here there is someone that has some kind of mixture to get the chrome off. Good luck.
     
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  5. Dec 20, 2017 at 4:52 PM
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    I plan on sanding them. Just not sure if sanding will smooth out the transition from plastic to chrome enough. Thanks though. Hopefully I’ll find that mixture.
     
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  6. Dec 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM
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    How are they held on?
     
  7. Dec 21, 2017 at 12:36 PM
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    Yeah. Just like lukester 78 said.There is a thread on here gives a step by step how to. If I new how to do it i would put the link to it below, not that computer savy. Look up blacking out emblems in the search box. I left the adhesive on the pickup and put blue masking tape over it to protect it from dirt while I painted emblems. When I was ready to go back on just heated up the adhesive again with heat gun and stuck them back on.
     
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  9. Dec 21, 2017 at 5:37 PM
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    wish i thought of that
     
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    Knowing that I may just remove mine altogether. Maybe
     
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    2nd the plastidip...I just did all mine about 6 months ago and took me like an hour and I'm pretty happy with the results. Just look up a tutorial on youtube for plastidipping emblems. I imagine one day it might start peeling but it hasn't shown any signs of giving up yet.
     
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    I removed all of my emblems and rubbed all the glue off with my fingers.
     
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    Take them off, just remember if your paint is faded they might end up looking like ghost letters in the paint. I took mine off and you can still see them. If it's a lighter color shouldn't be bad
     
  15. Jan 7, 2019 at 8:47 PM
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    I have the same problem as OP, but I don't want to paint them black. Is there a way of restoring the ones I have, or is it better to just buy new ones?
     
  16. Jan 7, 2019 at 11:55 PM
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    They’re made of Silicone so not much you can do with them.
     
  17. Jan 8, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    2017 is different, they are all raised emblems

    usually when you take off the 1st Gen emblems you trash them. mostly cause they are peeling and junk at that point

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  18. Jan 8, 2019 at 8:11 AM
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    then again you can always take them off and get Vinyl replacements to put back on. can get any color you want too
     
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    Second gen black emblems off eBay

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  20. Mar 19, 2019 at 8:28 PM
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    I just sanded mine and painted them and I repaired my door latch with JB weld and painted it too.
     

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