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painting the badges.....without taking them off?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by User Name01, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. Sep 30, 2014 at 12:06 AM
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    User Name01

    User Name01 [OP] Little boy from FairyTale Land

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    Hello everybody, late night thinking here....my question is, is there a way to paint the chrome badges WITHOUT taking them off of the truck. I can only think of masking everything up, around and inside of the individual letters.
    Just wondering if anyone else here has done this or even thought about doing this without taking them off.
    Like I said, late night rambling, has anyone done it?
    Night ya'll
     
  2. Sep 30, 2014 at 12:12 AM
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    Colin The Shots

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    Ive heard plasti-dip works well
     
  3. Sep 30, 2014 at 12:18 AM
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    This. If you're trying to black them out, this is the way to go. Not permanent, but it sure is durable.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2014 at 12:24 AM
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    User Name01 [OP] Little boy from FairyTale Land

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    Did ya'll end up taking them off to paint them. I just dont have the work space at my complex to work on my truck.
     
  5. Sep 30, 2014 at 12:25 AM
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    User Name01 [OP] Little boy from FairyTale Land

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    I was going to paint them grey/black if I did have to take them off.
     
  6. Sep 30, 2014 at 12:30 AM
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    Look up plast-dip emblems on youtube, it looks simple with minimal masking and the emblems dont need to come off
     
  7. Sep 30, 2014 at 1:23 AM
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    I originally derped the emblems without taking them off. A bit stressful going as it went straight on the truck even after watching the youtube video. It worked like a charm. It lasted over two years with numerous washings before showing any sign of need for touch-up. Used a toothpick inside the A and O. Pics are in the build. If you want a permanent fix, take them off with fishing line before painting and reattach with 3M double side.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2014 at 7:38 AM
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    very easy to use PD on emblems. I say take them off completely...
     
  9. Sep 30, 2014 at 7:55 AM
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    I took mine off to paint them but should have plasti dipped them and saved time!
     
  10. Sep 30, 2014 at 7:58 AM
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    +1 for plastidip for this project.

    Did this 1.5 years ago and just noticed one tiny spot on one of the badges that started peeling off a bit. Can be easily touched up or just peeled off and re-done. Not bad imo...
     
  11. Sep 30, 2014 at 8:05 AM
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  12. Sep 30, 2014 at 7:13 PM
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    Thanks for the video!!!
     
  13. Sep 30, 2014 at 9:26 PM
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    User Name01 [OP] Little boy from FairyTale Land

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    Thanks for all of the suggestions guys.
     

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