1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

post badge removal - faded paint or more gunk?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by beedoola, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. Apr 20, 2014 at 9:19 PM
    #1
    beedoola

    beedoola [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2011
    Member:
    #57615
    Messages:
    263
    Gender:
    Male
    San Francisco, CA
    Vehicle:
    01' Tacoma PreRunner 2.7
    I took all the badges off my taco (01' pre runner).

    The two tailgate spots - the Toyota, and Tacoma Prerunner still have some shadow/outlines let.

    I took a clay bar to the spots after removing the badges and got all the visible gunk - from the adhesive off, and the spots look clean, but in certain light or when you step way from the tailgate, you still see "Toyota" faintly.

    Did I not give the spots enough elbow grease, or is that as good as it's going to get because the tailgate paint is slightly faded? - and the spots under the badges aren't.
     
  2. Apr 21, 2014 at 5:08 PM
    #2
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Member:
    #26893
    Messages:
    10,239
    Gender:
    Male
    Boulder, CO
    Vehicle:
    1998 Ext Cab TRD 5MT sunfire red pearl
    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye

    This. You can still very, very, very faintly still see my "SR5" next to the rear quarter window.

    Over time it keeps fading as more UV hits that paint that used to be under the badge.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2014 at 6:06 PM
    #3
    A7xschecter6661

    A7xschecter6661 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Member:
    #112687
    Messages:
    1,155
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter
    NY
    Vehicle:
    '13 DCLB Spruce Mica
    If it's an 01 it's faded.

    If it was only a few years old you might get away with no fade
     
  4. Apr 21, 2014 at 8:30 PM
    #4
    27Tacoma

    27Tacoma Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2014
    Member:
    #128193
    Messages:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    NJ
    Stock for NOW
    It's faded. A good detailer may be able to blend the paint with a wheel and cutting compound/polish.
     
  5. Apr 22, 2014 at 10:22 AM
    #5
    beedoola

    beedoola [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2011
    Member:
    #57615
    Messages:
    263
    Gender:
    Male
    San Francisco, CA
    Vehicle:
    01' Tacoma PreRunner 2.7
    Yeah the SR5 came out pretty good. The tailgate ones seem to be the most visible. I'll just have to deal with it. No biggie.

    Yes, its an 01
     
To Top